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Black Press of America Awards Courageous Leaders
September 19, 2019
The 2019 honorees are the Honorable Karen Bass, U.S. Representative (D-CA); the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative (D-MD); the Honorable Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative (D-VA); the Honorable Bennie Thompson, U.S. Representative (D-MS); Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture (UAW); Shani W. Hosten, Vice President Multicultural Leadership, AARP; Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Clinical Director of Hematology and Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); and Crystal Windham, Director, Cadillac Interior Design, General Motors. ... read more »
NNPA Makes Plans for the Future During Informal Gathering in Houston
August 22, 2019
Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in Houston included NNPA executive board members: NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards; First Vice Chair Janis Ware; Second Vice Chair Fran Farrer; Treasurer Brenda Andrews; and Secretary Jackie Hampton. ... read more »
Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question
July 4, 2019
“In blocking Trump’s ability to add a citizenship question, the court has ensured that voting rights for people of color are protected, and that all communities – regardless of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religious views, political affiliation, and country of origin – are fairly represented,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). ... read more »
NAACP and NNPA Lead Protest Against Police Brutality
May 11, 2019
Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration in Florida to denounce police brutality. ... read more »
Black Press, UAW Moves to Strengthen Already Solid Relationship
February 15, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has enjoyed a long history of supporting organized labor, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement when many unions and civil rights-focused organizations worked together to secure legislation that benefitted African Americans. ... read more »
Donors Attempt to Save Bennett College by Deadline
February 1, 2019
“Bennett College has an outstanding tradition of academic excellence for African American women,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the trade organization that represents 215 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the country with more than 21 million weekly subscribers. ... read more »
Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis
February 1, 2019
“Today [January 26] is Angela Davis’ birthday and we salute our freedom-fighting sister leader for her genius, wisdom and courage in America and throughout the world,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, himself a well-known and lifelong civil rights activist. ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk
July 5, 2018
Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose. ... read more »
NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 “Discover the Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship in Detroit
June 21, 2018
Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have teamed up once again for the “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. The fellowship, in its third year, gives students attending Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity of a lifetime: an eight-week, immersive training experience with the Black Press. ... read more »
Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
A Bright Light of the Black Press Dims: Bernal Smith II Dies at 45
October 26, 2017
“He was about business,” said Marshall. “He added value when he spoke on issues related to NNPA and his recent election to the executive team was a clear sign of his rising star.” ... read more »
BLACK PRESS SPEAKS: Black America’s Resilience Will Keep Us Struggling Forward
November 16, 2016
Black America must do what we have always done ... read more »
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