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L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson To Declare May 21 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles, Honoring Legendary Filmmaker’s Life and Legacy
May 21, 2019
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. will declare May 21, 2019 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles on Tuesday, commemorating the life and legacy of the legendary filmmaker John Singleton who passed away on April 28. ... read more »
Right-wing Disrupters
May 9, 2019
Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. Given the signals that the Trump administration has conveyed to the political Right—as in suggesting that it is appropriate to beat up opponents—the rabid Right feels empowered. ... read more »
NNPA Celebrates Black Press Week in Washington
March 29, 2019
Celebrating 192 years of the Black Press, the NNPA Foundation and NNPA’s member publishers engaged in several workshops throughout the week that centered on this year’s theme: “Publishing, Power & Purpose.” ... read more »
Congressman Bishop Participates in the Second Annual HBCU Steam Day of Action on Capitol Hill
March 12, 2019
Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus recently hosted the second annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action on Capitol Hill.  ... 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 »
Family of a Comatose Black Man Files Multi-Million Claim Against LAPD 
February 14, 2019
The family of a Black man left in a coma after an alleged race-based attack by an off-duty officer has filed a $195 million claim against the Los Angeles Police Department.  ... 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 »
Wendy’s Window: “Showing Leadership Through Forgiveness”
November 29, 2018
Leadership is powerful. True leadership is an action word and is more about others than one’s self. Which means leaders have a responsibility that surpasses that of most others. ... read more »
Jarrell Davis and Judge John Meigs (Ret.) Honored at 82nd Annual Kappa Alpha Psi Black and White Ball 
November 15, 2018
The Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will host what many consider to be the kick-off of the African American holiday social calendar here in Southern California, when they host their 82nd Annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, November 17, at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel. ... read more »
The Hate You Give Film Review: Amandla Stenberg Stars in Adaptation of Searing, Inner City Saga 
October 18, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) straddles two different worlds which never intersect, one, black and poor, the other, white and privileged. That’s because she lives in the ghetto in Garden Heights, ... read more »
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs to Congress: Address Dangerous Downloadable 3D Printed Guns Now
August 27, 2018
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., co-chairs of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, today released the following joint statement urging Congress to take action to stop the proliferation of downloadable guns: ... read more »
“Up, Up and Away ” Starring 
Marilyn Mccoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Featuring New Material
August 16, 2018
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., are the voices, original stars and lead singers of the legendary group, The 5th Dimension, before leaving the group in 1975.   ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-Traveling Opens Our Mind and Our Perspective on Life
July 19, 2018
Traveling across the country as well as abroad allows one to take in a variety of opinions and perspectives. Understanding different attitudes and points of view can help navigate the awkwardness of sensitive topics that I was curious to discuss. As I traveled through various parts of Italy and Greece recently, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about forgiveness, humanity, hope, peace, love and happiness to a variety of people and what I found is that all of us have the same basic concerns.  One of those concerns pertains to the direction the world and mankind is headed in today’s political and global climate, but overall people still believe in humanity and that goodness will prevail.  ... read more »
Oasis Distinguished Speaker Series: Nat Trives
July 9, 2018
Former Santa Monica mayor and longtime civic activist Nat Trivesis often sought after to speak at community events. Each year, Mr. Trives serves in a leadership role on community events celebratingthe work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His current affairs class at Santa Monica Emeritus College is one of the most popular courses in lifelong learningfor older adults. Mr. Trives is a former professor of Criminal Justice and Affirmative Action Officer at Cal State University Los Angeles. ... 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 »
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