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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 »
IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... 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 »
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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 »
‘Always There’ – Dr. John Warren Honored with 2021 NNPA Lifetime Achievement Award
February 4, 2021
Dr. Warren, who accepted his prestigious award virtually while battling an illness, has remained a steady hand among the more than 230 African American publishers and media company owners who are members of the Black Press of America. ... 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 »
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 »
Joe Biden 2020 for President Campaign Commits Major Ad Dollars to Black-Owned Media
August 13, 2020
The Biden Campaign will also spend on ad buys with African American-owned media, including the NNPA, TV One, Roland Martin Unfiltered and others. Campaign officials said they will continue to add other media outlets targeting African Americans as the campaign moves forward. ... read more »
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IN MEMORIAM: NNPA Salutes the Memory and Legacy of Publisher Imogene McDaniel Harris
August 10, 2020
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) expresses sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Imogene McDaniel Harris (R.I.P.), the distinguished publisher of the Gary INFO Newspaper (founded in 1963) who passed on July 22, 2020. ... read more »
Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book
July 16, 2020
Iconic Grammy and American Music Award-winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. ... read more »
Thousands View NNPA’s First Virtual Convention
July 16, 2020
The successful event’s website, vitualnnpa2020.com, generated more than 55,000 pageviews to conference attendees in only two days. ... read more »
Brad Pye Jr.: Journey of a Dreamer
July 9, 2020
Iconic Sentinel editor leaves lasting impression ... read more »
WATCH: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Speaks to the Black Press About Injustice
June 5, 2020
Sentinel Managing Editor, Brandon I. Brooks joins the interview ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Strategy, Innovation & Community Support in Era of COVID-19
May 13, 2020
On Wednesday, May 6 at 1PM ET, four publishers from across the country, including Bobby Henry of Florida’s Westside Gazette, Sonny Messiah Jiles of the Houston Defender, Hiram Jackson of Real Times Media (whose publications include the Chicago Defender and five other regional weeklies in the U.S.) and Larry Lee of the Sacramento Observer, will participate in a special livestream broadcast to discuss the status of their operations as the global COVID-19 pandemic rages on. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: BlackPressUSA LIVESTREAM – Accessing COVID-19 Testing & Availability
May 13, 2020
NNPA Sr. Correspondent Stacy Brown is joined by Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Dept of Emergency Medicine and Reggie Swift, Founder of Rubix Life Sciences for a wide-reaching discussion on COVID-19 testing, treatment and impact. ... read more / watch video »
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