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Transformative 5G Technology Arrives
July 19, 2019
Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service. ... read more »
U.S. House Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Use of Social Media to Spread Racist Messages
July 19, 2019
“Some of us have been victims of the stain, the pain, the hurt of racism. In the 50s and during the 60s, segregationists told us to go back when we protested for our rights. They told ministers, priests, rabbis, and nuns to go back. The told innocent, little children seeking just equal education to go back,” said civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis on the House floor during debate.  ... read more »
Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday, Today and the Future: Part One in a series, as the NNPA prepares to Celebrate 80 Years as the Voice of Black America
July 19, 2019
Whether it’s taking a stand for the Double V campaign during World War II; marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement; or fighting to have a voice in the White House in more recent times, NNPA’s board chairpersons’ responsibilities have historically gone far beyond any standard business definitions. ... read more »
Report: Blacks Seven-Times More Likely than Whites to Be Wrongfully Convicted of Murder
July 18, 2019
“From their very first interaction with the police, to being arrested, booked, charged, convicted, and sentenced, Black people are discriminated against and disproportionately criminalized at every stage of the criminal justice system,” according to the Innocence Project report, #BlackBehindBars: Sparking a conversation on the Black wrongful conviction experience in the U.S. ... read more »
Being Black and Republican in the Era of Trump Presents Real Challenges
July 12, 2019
“I had to reevaluate my views and why I was with a [Democratic] party that did not support me. While I have always been conservative, I was told as a black woman I must be a Democrat. I attempted to become a Republican several times, but the Board of Election kept keeping me as a Democrat. I finally became a Republican in 2019,” said Shekinah Monee of Perfect Vision PR Company. ... read more »
Cincinnati ‘Ready to Explode’ if Judge Goes to Jail Former Judge Fears “Being another Sandra Bland”
July 11, 2019
Former Cincinnati State Sen. Eric Kearney told a group of Black Press of America publishers that he’s concerned that the prosecution and conviction of Judge Tracie Hunter and her impending six-month jail sentence set to begin on July 22, will rekindle the same intense racial division that led to race riots less than 20 years ago. ... read more »
Petition to Rename Space Once Honoring Robert E. Lee Could Honor Leah Chase
July 11, 2019
National Food and Beverage Foundation President Brent Rosen launched the petition, which says the cost of installation of a statue of Leah Chase would be paid for by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. ... read more »
NNPA Publishers Honor Marjorie Parham, a Living Legend of the Black Press
July 11, 2019
Parham, who turned 101 in February, spent more than three decades as publisher of the Cincinnati Herald, which was established in 1955 and counts as the longest running African American newspaper in the city ... read more »
Chicago Defender Newspaper Moves to Digital Only with its July 11 Edition
July 11, 2019
After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will move to a digital-only format with its July 11 edition. The final printed edition will be delivered Wednesday, July 10. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
GM Exec Touts DTU and other Programs that Feature HBCUs
July 4, 2019
“There are so many great men and women that are being developed and minds that are being cared for, cultivated inside of the schools and they don’t necessarily have the recruitment bandwidth and their career centers don’t have the relationships established to actually open up access to larger Fortune 500 companies,” Lester Booker, Jr., the project manager for communications operations at General Motors. ... read more »
Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question
July 4, 2019
“In blocking Trump’s ability to add a citizenship question, the court has ensured that voting rights for people of color are protected, and that all communities – regardless of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religious views, political affiliation, and country of origin – are fairly represented,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). ... read more »
Biden Doubles Down on Segregationist Comments, Analysis of 1994 Crime Bill is Next Test
July 4, 2019
On June 25, the New York Times published a deep dive into Biden’s views on justice reform and his involvement on the 1994 Clinton Crime Bill. Biden’s involvement was substantial, unlike former President Bill Clinton, Biden has never walked back his support for the largest crime legislation package in history. ... read more »
Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight
June 27, 2019
“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ... read more »
After Memo Becomes Public, Focus of Trump Citizenship Question is Revealed
June 27, 2019
The information was revealed during a court filing released on May 30. ... read more »
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