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Donna Brazile Trying “A New Lane” by Joining Fox News
March 29, 2019
In an op-ed article on FoxNews.com, Brazile wrote that she hoped to improve the tenor of political debate. “Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not. But I will listen,” Brazile wrote. ... read more »
Marcus Garvey, Frances Murphy Enshrined into Black Press Gallery of Distinguished Publishers
March 28, 2019
Nationalist, Pan-Africanism movement leader and Negro World newspaper founder Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Washington AFRO-AMERICAN publisher emeritus Francis L. Murphy II, were enshrined into the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Gallery of Distinguished Publishers during Black Press Week in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen
February 21, 2019
“Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We were kings and queens. We had dynasties long before the slave trade,” Chavis said during Volkswagen Group of America’s Black History Month fireside chat. ... read more »
Tennessee Tribune’s Rosetta Perry Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
February 1, 2019
With one of pop music’s most profound voices performing during a ceremony that included a video tribute featuring tributes from a mayor, a congressman, a school superintendent and a university president, Tennessee Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry clearly was the star of the night. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Meets with CBS to Discuss Media Diversity & Inclusion
January 21, 2019
“Within 24 hours of my Twitter request for an explanation as to why CBS Corporation has, to date, failed to hire a single African American reporter or producer to cover the 2020 presidential election, CBS Vice President of News and Executive Director of Staff Development and Diversity, Kim Goodwin, and CBS Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, Christopher Isham, requested a meeting and spoke with me in my office on Capitol Hill. ... read more »
Criminal Justice Reform Long Overdue for Black America
November 29, 2018
For 40 long years, until North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed “Pardons of Innocence” documents for each member of the Wilmington Ten (including myself), the issues of unjust and disproportionate mass incarceration, bail reform, racism in the judiciary, prosecutorial misconduct, and reentry challenges were not matters of partisanship, but were matters of fundamental civil and human rights. ... read more »
Cosby Lawyers Take First Step in Appeal Process
October 11, 2018
Citing doctored evidence, including an exclusive NNPA Newswire report last month that revealed tapes used to convict Bill Cosby were doctored,  attorneys for the comedian have formally begun the process they hope will win his release from a Pennsylvania prison where he has spent the past more than two weeks. ... read more »
NNPA Leadership Awards Honors Legendary Poll Worker and Esteemed Legislators 
September 20, 2018
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2018 National Leadership Awards Reception provided what one might expect when California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green, and South Carolina’s Jim Clyburn make up one-third of the recipients.  ... read more »
Nia Franklin Wins Miss America, Another Black Girl Rocks  
September 13, 2018
“I grew up at a predominately Caucasian school and there was only five percent minority, and I felt out of place so much because of the color of my skin,” Franklin said. “But growing up, I found my love of arts, and through music that helped me to feel positive about myself and about who I was.”  ... read more »
Jim Crow 2018: Black Voting Rights under Attack in America
September 13, 2018
“This is a discriminatory state law that is antiquated and almost equates to the laws that discriminated against racial minorities decades ago when they were required to pay a poll tax in order to vote…” — Sheila Jackson Lee ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
Retired Judges: Cosby Should Get Probation
September 6, 2018
The comedian and his legal teams have all been critical of Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill, but if O’Neill follows the guidelines that two retired judges have laid out to NNPA Newswire, Cosby might never see the inside of a prison cell. ... read more »
Myles Truitt: Star of Sci-fi ‘Kin’ is Poised for Stardom
September 6, 2018
Myles Truitt is poised for stardom with the release of his latest project, Kin, opening in theaters Labor Day weekend. Even if you don’t know his name yet, you will soon. The Atlanta, GA teen has starred in a number of high-profile television shows including Queen Sugar, Greenleaf, Black Lightning and his critically-acclaimed performance in the episode of FX’s monster hit Atlanta where he played Devin, a bullied teenager who commits suicide. Truitt also starred in the record-breaking BET biopic ‘The New Edition Story,’ as a young Ronnie DeVoe. The biopic drew record ratings for BET, giving us a glimpse of Truitt’s acting chops. ... read more »
Lawyer Leads Online Petition to Overturn Cosby Verdicts
August 31, 2018
“We wanted to organize and galvanize people because many of us who followed the trial or actually attended the trial, like I did, were very troubled with how everything went down,” said Nicole Lawrence, who started the petition. ... read more »
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