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Two Black Men ‘Humiliated’ when Gym Staffers Called Police
April 27, 2018
Two Black men said they were humiliated when staffers at their New Jersey gym twice called police on them and wrongly accused them of not paying, despite one of them being a member for eight years. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King – ‘We Still Have Work Left To Be Done’
April 5, 2018
It’s been fifty years since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. In the wake of his death, the battle for civil rights, equality and equity has been uneven. While we have made real progress, we still have work left to be done. Nowhere is this more evident than in our system of criminal justice. ... read more »
Senate Lawmakers Seek to Gut Fair Housing
March 15, 2018
In just a few weeks, civil rights and housing advocates will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Just four days following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the law on April 10, 1968. ... read more »
Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened
February 23, 2018
Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened ... read more »
Woman with Erb’s Palsy Claims LAPD Officers Participated in Beating Her
February 22, 2018
According to Zennea Foster, soon the situation escalated resulting in one of the officers repeatedly punching her in the face and other parts of her body. ... read more »
The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month with a Screening and Discussion of ‘John Lewis: Get in the Way’
The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month with a Screening and Discussion of John Lewis: Get in the Way ... read more / view event »
State of Black America Is Strong, Experts Say
February 1, 2018
NNPA Hosts 2018 State of Black America Forum at Annual Conference ... read more »
NNPA, NAACP Sign Historic Partnership Agreement
February 1, 2018
The Black Press and the NAACP Join Forces to Address Issues Affecting the Black Community ... read more »
Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?
November 16, 2017
In this case, the perception Facebook played a role in creating was negative and could have had life and death consequences. ... read more »
Fannie Lou Hamer and Righteous Resistance: Courageous Questioning in Thought and Practice
October 26, 2017
Mao Zedong, the Chinese revolutionary leader, had called for “power to the people” and Mrs. Hamer reminded us “power is the people”, the people united, self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation, refusing to be dispirited, diverted or defeated. ... read more »
Remaking History With Mrs. Hamer: Raising Questions and Empowering Our People
October 19, 2017
And no need to say, “I’m not going to get in the mess, because if you were born in America with a Black face, you were born in the mess”. ... read more »
Civil rights leaders, clergy support federal rules to crackdown on payday lending
October 19, 2017
Advocates must also remain watchful for any congressional actions that may be taken to preempt or undermine consumer protections. ... read more »
Celebration of Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday
October 12, 2017
Crumble expressed that he was the first in his family to attend college; he was ready to give up in his first semester due to an unfriendly atmosphere and a feeling of disconnect, until an African Studies class in womanism introduced him to Hamer. ... read more »
The NNPA Celebrates the Living Legacy of Dick Gregory
September 14, 2017
The National Newspaper Publishers Association pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick Gregory. ... read more »
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