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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
October 24, 2019
West Coast’s largest family festival attracts thousands from L.A. area and beyond ... read more »
Trump’s Favorite Dictator
October 17, 2019
When Donald Trump allegedly referred to el-Sisi as his ‘favorite dictator’ that said a great deal about both el-Sisi and Trump. What it said about el-Sisi was to remind the world that his regime is among the favorite of the United States elite in its policies in the Middle East and North Africa. ... read more »
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 »
The Time is Now to Help Prevent Gun Violence in Urban Neighborhoods
September 19, 2019
At the beginning of this summer, I wrote an Op-Ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. I asked for support for the anti-violence programs around the country and many of you responded. For that, I am grateful. ... read more »
Cop Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop Mourned in California
August 14, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bells tolled Wednesday during a solemn California Highway Patrol ceremony for an officer killed when a motorist he pulled over for a traffic stop grabbed a rifle and opened fire in a shooting rampage that wounded two more officers. ... read more »
Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle Present Sherman’s Showcase – Comedy with a Musical Edge; Pure Excellence!
July 31, 2019
At first glance, IFC’s “Sherman’s Showcase” created by comedy duo Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, might seem like a traditional sketch comedy show but it’s much more.  At its core is extraordinary music which makes sense since John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and RadicalMedia serve as executive producers. This is best-in-show and if you like to laugh then “Sherman’s Showcase” is going to bring you buckets and buckets of mirth.  ... read more »
Softball Gold Medalist Gives Back with Summer Program
June 13, 2019
Over 100 girls from South Los Angeles came out to start off the 8-week summer program that will teach them the ins and outs of softball, along with life lessons on teamwork and dedication. As a former softball player for UCLA, Watley also gives college softball players an opportunity of mentorship as the coaches of the 27teams. Partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, The Natasha Watley Softball League (NWSL) continues to provide its no-fee softball summer program at parks throughout Los Angeles for girls ages 8 to 15.  ... read more »
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 »
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