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EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream
January 16, 2020
As the nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, those who knew King well, say Hughes and Urban One are the epitome of King’s dream. ... read more »
Media Pioneer and Tech Businessman Clayton Banks on Increasing Our Value in The Digital Economy
January 9, 2020
California born businessman Clayton Banks was an excited teen going to visit his brother at his UCLA dorm, he says, when he first encountered racism. “I was walking along and a car came by and someone yelled the N-word. I was just so appalled. I freaked out. I mean,” he paused at the memory, “I was really flabbergasted.” After he processed the incident Banks says he realized, “It had nothing to do with me. It was their ignorance.” ... read more »
Family of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing
January 3, 2020
Dr. Herbert Oye is a Board Certified Endovascular and Vascular Surgeon, specializing in invasive and non-invasive treatment of vascular diseases. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 3, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 3, 2020
The Honorable Adam Clayton Powell Jr. became the first African American to be elected to Congress from NY, 1945. ... read more »
Kipp SoCal Alumna Selected For National Leadership Accelerator
January 2, 2020
Simone Edwards, a graduate of KIPP SoCal school was selected to participate in KIPP’s national Alumni Leadership Accelerator program, a year-long fellowship for KIPP alumni leaders in their 20s and 30s. Simone is among 23 KIPP alumni nationwide who were selected as fellows this year, chosen from a competitive pool of over 100 applicants nominated by their KIPP regions. KIPP partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow to deliver the program.   ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 28, 2019-Brought to you by Black365
December 28, 2019
Actor, director, and producer Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, NY, 1954. ... read more »
Are Republican Senators in Fear of ‘Don Corleone’ Trump? “Yes!” Says Schumer
December 26, 2019
On Thursday, December 19, NNPA Newswire interviewed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The discussion covered a wide range of topics, focusing primarily on the impeachment of the president. The Senator also shared some insight on his conversations with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). ... read more »
Black News Channel In ‘The Red Zone’ Ready for Launch
December 12, 2019
The channel is the endeavor of the network's visionaries and co-founders, chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. and CEO Bob Brillante. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 8, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
December 8, 2019
Dancer, actor, and comedian Sammy Davis, Jr. was born in Harlem, NY 1906. ... read more »
Suffragist Coralie Franklin Cook: First Descendant of Monticello Slave to Graduate College
December 6, 2019
Born into slavery in Lexington, Virginia, in 1829, Cook became the first descendant of a Thomas Jefferson Monticello slave known to have graduated from college. In 1880, she graduated from Storer College in West Virginia before becoming a teacher. ... read more »
Harris Exit Points to Hurdles Facing Minority Candidates
December 6, 2019
The California senator abruptly withdrew from the race on Tuesday after her once-promising campaign failed to coalesce around a message that would resonate with voters. And without clear support from voters, Harris couldn’t raise the money needed to keep going. ... read more »
Hofstra veteran guards hand UCLA first loss of the season
November 23, 2019
The UCLA Bruins looked to continue their strong start on the season hosting the Hofstra Pride at Pauley Pavillion. The Bruins are 4-0 for the second straight season behind 6’9 Junior guard Chris Smith’s team leading 15.5 points on the season, ... read more / watch video »
Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization
November 22, 2019
A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. ... read more »
L.A. City and County Stentorians Train Firefighters in Lusaka, Zambia
November 21, 2019
In January 2019, the Los Angeles-Lusaka Sister City Committee collaborated with the LAFD, L.A. County FD and the City and County Stentorians to donate four fire apparatus  - two engines, a brush patrol vehicle and a brush crew carrier - to the African city of Lusaka, Zambia. ... read more »
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