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NNPA President and CEO Dr. Ben Chavis Named Among 100 Most Influential Blacks Today
February 11, 2021
The CORE 100 honorees, which include changemakers like Stacey Abrams, Attorney Ben Crump, NBA superstar LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, mark and remind the world of the beauty, boldness, and brilliance of Black Excellence at a time when the cultural, economic, and political landscape in the United States has grown increasingly more hostile towards Blackness. ... read more »
What Happened On January 6, 2021
January 21, 2021
Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in the 2020 presidential election and replace them with their own Electoral College Votes. They rejected the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and tried to keep Donald Trump in office for a second term. ... read more »
Making Sense of the 2020 Census
April 9, 2020
According to the Census Bureau post-enumeration survey, 800,000 African Americans went uncounted. What does this mean? It means once again, the voice of African Americans was denied. Many programs that impact African Americans are based in whole or part on data derived from the Census. History proves the disenfranchisement of Black people socially, politically and financially. Another ten years cannot pass before we realize how vital the United States Census is to the United States democracy. ... read more »
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National Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm at Annual Brunch
September 5, 2019
"Black women are awesome, but unfortunately, our true stories don't always make the news. Mrs. Chisholm was our founder along with many great women like Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, Dr. Lezli Baskerville, Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and the Honorable Alexis Herman," Williams said.  ... read more »
At Davos Confab of Wealthy Nations, A Stinging Report on Inequality Makes The Rounds
January 22, 2018
The theme of Davos Forum this year is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” with over 400 sessions over four days. ... read more »
Even with Advanced Degrees, Black Women Earn Less than White Men
September 14, 2017
Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. ... read more »
Economic Justice-Solving L.A.’s Black Job Crisis
March 29, 2017
Los Angeles is in the throes of a Black jobs crisis, indicates a new study released by the UCLA Labor Center, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, ... read more »
Jim Clingman Receives National Bankers Association’s Highest Award
November 2, 2016
Black Press columnist Jim Clingman has received The James E. Young Visionary Leadership Award. ... read more »
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Mayor Garcetti Appoints Two Deputy Mayors To Lead Ambitious Economic Policy Agenda
August 3, 2016
n a move to broaden his commitment to economic prosperity for all Angelenos, Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed both Raymond Chan and Brenda Shockley as Deputy Mayors to jointly oversee his economic agenda. ... read more »
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