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President Biden, Chaka Khan and Others Celebrate Black Press at NNPA Convention
July 1, 2021
The President extolled the virtues of Black-owned newspapers and media companies ... read more »
The Black Press: Vanguards of Our History, Guardians of Our Future
July 1, 2021
When mainstream media largely ignored the Black community, or positioned us in an unfavorable light, the Black press has been the lighthouse that has illuminated our paths. ... read more »
Black Press of America Making Impact and Progress
June 3, 2021
While about 37,000 workers were laid off or furloughed at media companies like the Los Angeles Times, Condé Nast, The Dallas Morning News, Gannett, McClatchy, National Public Radio, and VOX, the NNPA added staff and expanded services to NNPA member publishers across the nation. ... read more »
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NAACP President Discusses Biden Administration Appointees and the Impact of COVID Black Americans
June 3, 2021
The NAACP's mission is that everyone receives the facts they need to make the best decisions for their families and communities while the fight against the pandemic goes forward, said NAACP president Derrick Johnson. Johnson appeared for a live interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association's morning news program, "Let It Be Known." ... read more »
Hip Hop Goes Home to the Bronx with Star-Studded Ceremony for New Museum
May 28, 2021
“Hip hop is one of those things that really gave my life meaning,” LL Cool J, perhaps the greatest of them all, stated during the ceremony that included Nas, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, EMPD, Naughty By Nature, and other superstars and trailblazers. ... read more »
Loni Love: ‘We have Becky, but Ain’t Nothing Wrong with Keshia’
May 28, 2021
A proud alumnus of the Historically Black Prairie View A&M University, and a celebrated member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Love stopped by the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s morning news program, “Let It Be Known,” to discuss her career, the Deltas, and her latest book, “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons.” ... read more »
API Lays Out Initiatives, Including Partnerships with Communities of Color
April 1, 2021
“In fact, API has had a program for over a decade, which brings a minority and underrepresented communities together to talk about, jobs and initiatives within the oil and gas sector,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said during a news conference on Thursday, March 25. “It’s an important priority of both the API board of directors and the API team in Washington. We’ll continue to grow those alliances over time because we know, based on the studies that we have done in this space, we expect that 50 percent of the jobs in oil and gas in the next 20 years are going to be filled by women and minorities.” ... read more »
National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville 
March 26, 2021
From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people's style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn.  ... read more »
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Race and Data Discrimination in America
February 18, 2021
We all know that African Americans have the largest increase in unemployment before — and even more after the beginning of — the pandemic. African American-owned businesses have had the greatest financial losses amidst COVID-19. The more unemployment in Black America, the more Equifax’s Work Number data is purchased by a wide range of financial status verifiers. But who is monitoring or challenging the accuracy of the Equifax Work Number data especially when it is about African Americans? ... read more »
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
NNPA Holds Roundtable with White House Senior Advisor, Cedric Richmond
February 11, 2021
On Thursday, February 4, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) recognized the beginning of Black History Month with a virtual conversation with White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond. “We look forward to the next briefing, in the meantime, we’re going to count on you, I want you to count on us, it’s reciprocity,” said Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA. “We’re going to do our job and help you get the message out. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
Black Clergy Leader, Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, Delivers Historic Inaugural Benediction
January 28, 2021
“We need a president who is after the heart of God,” Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC News. “In these terrible times, if anybody can bring healing and reconciliation to a divided country, if we give him room to work, Joe Biden can be that person,” Rev. Beaman continued. ... read more »
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials
September 10, 2020
Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake. ... read more »
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