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Counting the Countless: Census 2020 and the Impact of Food Insecurity
November 28, 2019
Census 2020 could be the most important and inclusive civic activity our country has ever experienced, covering every person in the United States of America.  Our constitution requires an accurate recording of the nation's population every ten years.  It is a centerpiece of our democracy that must honor its diversity and inclusivity in the process. ... read more »
John Conyers, longest serving Black congressman, dies at 90
October 31, 2019
Known as the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, which he helped found, Conyers became one of only six Black House members when he won his first election by just 108 votes in 1964. ... read more »
CAP Report Reveals a Lack of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
October 17, 2019
A new report from the Center for American Progress has found that there is a disparity regarding diversity in the federal judiciary. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 22, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 22, 2019
On this day, July 22, 1950, William Hastie received his commission to serve as Governor of the Virgin Islands as a federal judge. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday, Today and the Future: Part One in a series, as the NNPA prepares to Celebrate 80 Years as the Voice of Black America
July 19, 2019
Whether it’s taking a stand for the Double V campaign during World War II; marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement; or fighting to have a voice in the White House in more recent times, NNPA’s board chairpersons’ responsibilities have historically gone far beyond any standard business definitions. ... read more »
Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal
July 11, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. ... read more »
Leah Chase… A New Orleans Culinary Icon & Lovely Lady
June 6, 2019
‘Queen of Creole Cuisine’ Passes Away at Age 96 “Life is about listening, learning and never giving up. As long as you’re here on earth, you’re here for a purpose and it’s not about you, it’s about what you can do to better the world you live in. And that’s why I’m here, to help someone else up.” That’s what New Orleans chef and civil rights icon, Leah Chase told the Sentinel in an exclusive interview in 2017. She has served notables such as Quincy Jones, Jesse Jackson, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, former President Barack Obama and many more. ... read more »
A Tradition of Organizing
June 6, 2019
As young student activists and organizers in Ohio and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, my parents were a part of a rapidly-growing movement within the Black community that sought to create the kinds of community institutions we knew we needed in order to prosper and thrive. ... read more »
Biden going it alone as the Democratic 2020 front-runner
June 6, 2019
Joe Biden is running his own race at his own pace ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 29, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 29, 2019
  On this day May 28, 1980, Civil Rights leader and presidential advisor Vernon Jordan survived an assassination attempt. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
WATCH: Palmdale Parents Demand Firing of Principal and Teachers, After She Shares Photo of Teachers Posing With Noose
May 20, 2019
Residents and concerned parents crowded at a community town hall meeting held by the Palmdale School District Tuesday to address a photo showing four smiling teachers holding a noose. ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: May 20, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 20, 2019
    On this day May 20, 1961, C.O.R.E. organized Freedom Rides resumed in Birmingham after tremendous violence. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. For more information visit  ... ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 16, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 16, 2019
  On this day, May 16, 1966, Stokely Carmichael replaced John Lewis as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
CNN to Make Documentary on Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
May 8, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that “Gideon’s Army” director Dawn Porter is helming the project. ... read more »
Expelled in 1956 for Being Black, Autherine Lucy Foster Gets Doctorate at U of Alabama
May 7, 2019
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree Friday from the university where her presence brought mobs of protesters in 1956. ... read more »
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