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EXCLUSIVE: Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW
March 19, 2020
“I was sitting at home and brainstorming on things that I needed to do, and then the phone started to ring,” stated Rory Gamble, a welder fixture repairman, who joined the UAW in 1974 when he worked at the Ford Motor Co. Dearborn (Mich.) Frame Plant. “The local NAACP chapter president called, and others,” noted Gamble, who in December was named the 13th president of the 85-year-old union. “It hit me then that, ‘Hey, you’re the first African American president,’” Gamble recalled. “It struck me like a rock. It’s a great accomplishment.” ... read more »
Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans
March 19, 2020
Only journalists of color received an invitation to the event, which included remarks from Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and several others. ... read more »
Joe Biden Wins Big in Mini Super Tuesday
March 12, 2020
The win was a big boost for Biden, who had already grabbed wins in 10 of the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday on March 3. ... read more »
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Commits $1 Million To Thurgood Marshall College Fund
February 27, 2020
The agreement establishes a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company. ... read more »
Dallas Examiner Publisher Mollie Belt to Receive NNPA Lifetime Achievement Award
January 23, 2020
“It is with great pleasure that the NNPA Executive Committee has selected Mollie Belt for the honor of the Publishers Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the NNPA for so many years,” stated NNPA National Chair and Houston Forward Times Publisher Karen Carter Richards. ... read more »
Senator Doug Jones Emphasizes the Importance of the 2020 Black Voter Turnout
January 16, 2020
Jones said voting rights had been under attack since the 2013 Shelby V. Holder decision, which eliminated a lot of voter protections. “It’s not the same as the old Jim Crow laws, but there’s still efforts out there to suppress votes and keep people from having that free access to the booths,” he stated. Jones noted that he’s working to restore “teeth” in the Voting Rights Act but doubts that the current GOP-led Senate and President Trump’s administration would approve. “I don’t see it happening, so it’s all the more important to get out and vote in the 2020 elections.” ... read more »
David G. Brown Wins 2019 NNPA Merit Award for ‘Best Editorial Cartoon’
December 26, 2019
David G. Brown, Los Angeles artist, educator and Editorial Cartoonist for the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper received the “2019 Wilbert L. Holloway Merit Award,” for “Best Editorial Cartoon,” by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).  ... 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 »
Garth C. Reeves Sr., Retired Miami Times Publisher and Black Press Pioneer, Dies
December 5, 2019
Garth C. Reeves, Sr., The Miami Times’ retired publisher who became the enduring patriarch of a family newspaper dynasty after decades of fighting the political establishment and while guiding the black community through the city’s racial problems, died on Monday, November 25. He was 100. ... read more »
NNPA NEWSWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison
November 28, 2019
During the exclusive interview with NNPA, Cosby was candid, vivid and outspoken. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Holds Exclusive Conversation with the Black Press to Discuss the House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
November 7, 2019
Bass opened the floor thanking everyone for joining the call, and explaining what happened in terms of the impeachment. ... read more »
Dr. William H Lee Dies
September 26, 2019
He was tireless in the fight for access and respect for Black journalists and relentless in championing for Blacks to have a seat at the proverbial table. ... read more »
Flying While Black: Stop the U.S. Congress from Raising Air Travel Taxes
September 12, 2019
“The tax, known as the passenger facility charge, is a locally enforced but federally authorized fee that every passenger must pay at U.S. commercial airports. Nearly every airport in America charges it. The fee is currently set at $4.50 per person per leg of a trip. Legislation has been introduced that would remove that cap, allowing airports to charge any amount they want.” ... read more »
CAAM Hosts Los Angeles: State of the Black Press Panel
September 5, 2019
The art museum acted as a venue for the Los Angeles: State of the Black Press Panel where the panelists discussed everything from mainstream media’s coverage of Black Americans to President Donald Trump’s impact on news coverage and politics. ... read more »
NNPA Makes Plans for the Future During Informal Gathering in Houston
August 22, 2019
Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in Houston included NNPA executive board members: NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards; First Vice Chair Janis Ware; Second Vice Chair Fran Farrer; Treasurer Brenda Andrews; and Secretary Jackie Hampton. ... read more »
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