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An Ode to Joseph Echols Lowery: An American Icon and Human Rights Champion
April 2, 2020
From my first Sunday at Central until my last visit with him in July, he never ceased to impress me. On the first Sunday I attended Central, I was blown away by his power in the pulpit. He brought justice and Jesus together with a wit, wisdom, and eloquence and accessibility that made you believe that through God’s grace broken nations and broken hearts could be made whole, whatever the circumstance. The man was a preaching machine. ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader, MLK Aide Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Dies at 98
March 27, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, ... read more »
Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen
March 26, 2020
The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as the channels’ limited audience appeal. Allen then promptly filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the company’s refusal to contract with Allen’s company was racially motivated, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW
March 19, 2020
“I was sitting at home and brainstorming on things that I needed to do, and then the phone started to ring,” stated Rory Gamble, a welder fixture repairman, who joined the UAW in 1974 when he worked at the Ford Motor Co. Dearborn (Mich.) Frame Plant. “The local NAACP chapter president called, and others,” noted Gamble, who in December was named the 13th president of the 85-year-old union. “It hit me then that, ‘Hey, you’re the first African American president,’” Gamble recalled. “It struck me like a rock. It’s a great accomplishment.” ... read more »
BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner
March 5, 2020
The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California commemorated Black History Month or African American Heritage Month, during its Salute to Black History Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, at the California African American Museum CAAM. ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
February 27, 2020
According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Dallas Examiner Publisher Mollie Belt to Receive NNPA Lifetime Achievement Award
January 23, 2020
“It is with great pleasure that the NNPA Executive Committee has selected Mollie Belt for the honor of the Publishers Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the NNPA for so many years,” stated NNPA National Chair and Houston Forward Times Publisher Karen Carter Richards. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 22, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 22, 2020
C.L. Franklin, Civil Rights activist, Baptist minister, and father of Aretha Franklin, was born in MS, 1915 ... read more »
Living for the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17, 2020
The work accomplished in the fight for civil rights justice and equality by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lifts us all. We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his endeavors and the sacrifices he made in leading the movement that so many have benefitted from over the decades. ... read more »
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 »
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