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President Biden, Chaka Khan and Others Celebrate Black Press at NNPA Convention
July 1, 2021
The President extolled the virtues of Black-owned newspapers and media companies ... read more »
Cosby Conviction Overturned! Attorney says, “We Are on Our Way Now to the Prison to Pick Him Up”
July 1, 2021
The state Supreme Court ruled that Cosby’s deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor should have been honored. In a phone call with Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean, she states, “I am thrilled! I haven’t made my way through the entire opinion yet, but it seems that the court agrees with what we knew all along, that Mr. Cosby never should have been prosecuted in the first place. If a prosecutor’s word is not his bond, then we as a society — and the entire criminal justice system — is in trouble.” ... read more »
The Black Press: Vanguards of Our History, Guardians of Our Future
July 1, 2021
When mainstream media largely ignored the Black community, or positioned us in an unfavorable light, the Black press has been the lighthouse that has illuminated our paths. ... read more »
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The Black Press: Our Trusted Messenger
June 24, 2021
Sometimes it's necessary to be reminded who we are and who our friends are. It’s also important to remember from whence we have come. Such is the case this week with the Black Press. Our Black newspapers are now celebrating 194 years of being the keeper of the flame of liberty and the source of information in “our” struggle for freedom and equality. ... read more »
LADWP Launches Racial Equity Plan, Board President Cynthia McClain Fights for Justice
June 17, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) are planting new seeds of racial equity within their principal foundation, LADWP Board of Commission President Cynthia McClain provided intensive details about the steps taken to create balance within the organization that controls the City’s water and power. ... read more / view gallery »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... read more »
New Journal and Guide Publisher Brenda Andrews Explains Why the Black Press Still Matters
June 10, 2021
After 194 years, the Black Press continues to record racial history and give meaning and value to what is news, ... read more »
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While Awaiting Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision, Parole Board Denies Cosby’s Early Release 
June 4, 2021
“The news that the Pennsylvania State Parole Board has denied [Cosby’s] parole is not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends, and his legal team,” Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a statement. “It was brought to our attention by Mr. Cosby that over the past months, members of the PA State Parole Board had met with him and empathically stated, ‘if he did not participate in SVP [Sexual Violate Predator] courses that his parole would be denied,’” Wyatt continued.  ... read more »
Telling and Taking Back Tulsa: Resisting Erasure and Americana Appropriation
June 3, 2021
This current focus of the country on this horrendous act of racist terrorism, massacre and mayhem and destruction imposed and inflicted on the Black people of Tulsa, May 31-June 1, does not come as an expression of required contrition after a century of concealment and denial. Rather, it comes as a result of the long difficult, dangerous, deadly and demanding struggle by Black people for freedom, justice and equity in this country. ... read more »
WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDIA
May 28, 2021
Erica Loewe has joined the White House communications team as Director of African American Media. She was previously Deputy Communications Director to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. Follow her on Twitter @EricaLoewe46 for updates. ... read more »
NNPA EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Val Demings Will Run for Senate
May 20, 2021
Electing a Black woman to the U.S. Senate this cycle is a top organizational priority, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, the co-founders of The Collective PAC, proclaimed on Tuesday, May 18. “We are proud to stand with [Congresswoman] Val Demings (D-Fla.),” the couple, who represent the PAC, stated. ... read more »
“How to be Unforgettable”
May 13, 2021
Most of us are familiar with Nat King Cole’s song Unforgettable.  But have we stopped to think about what does it really mean to be unforgettable? Coco Chanel talked a lot about fashion being unforgettable. ... read more »
Dr. William A. Burke ends remarkable career as Chairman of South Coast AQMD Governing Board
May 13, 2021
Dr. William A. Burke finished his final Governing Board meeting at South Coast Air Quality Management (South Coast AQMD), making history yet again. On May 7, South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board approved the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule, a first-of-its-kind regulation aimed to curb emissions associated with the booming warehouse industry. ... read more »
Winners Announced for 2021 Virtual Oratorical Contest
April 29, 2021
Three local teens secured the top spots in the 2021 Oratorical Contest sponsored by Our Authors Study Club (OASC) and the Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The virtual event was held March 27 and the awards were presented on April 10, with each recipient receiving certificates, gifts and cash prizes. ... read more »
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