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Photo of the Day: Dr. Chavis Shares Queen of Soul Homegoing Program Cover
August 31, 2018
The Queen of Soul’s homegoing program cover is being shared by NNPA President and CEO who is sitting with the Franklin Family today at Aretha’s extraordinary sendoff. ... read more »
UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to ‘Exceptional’ High School Students 
August 30, 2018
Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to “exceptional” high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs.  ... read more »
“Hidden Figures” Katherine Johnson Turns 100
August 30, 2018
Katherine Johnson, who hand-crunched the numbers for America’s first manned space flight – a feat that finally got its Big Screen acknowledgement just two years ago, turned 100 on Sunday, August 26, 2018. ... read more »
NNPA Polls Black Parents on the Every Student Succeeds Act
August 30, 2018
The NNPA has a track record of success for measuring the pulse of the Black community. ... read more »
America’s Teachers Need More Community, Parental Support
August 27, 2018
The latest data from the Center for American Progress shows that the average salary for an attorney is more than two times that of elementary and middle school educators. The Washington Post reported last week that nearly 1 in 10 hosts who rent out their apartments, homes and spaces on Airbnb are teachers. Low salaries, compared with other college graduates, may inhibit highly-effective professionals from pursuing a career in education; specifically for people of color who currently make up just seven percent of public school teachers. ... read more »
Children on the Front Lines
August 23, 2018
I am so proud of the Freedom Schools scholars who have learned they are following in the footsteps of children and youths who were the foot soldiers and infantry of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of their stories from the Movement are well known: six-year-old Ruby Bridges in New Orleans walked through White mobs to attend school—even praying for those jeering at her; the Little Rock Nine; the four little girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Thousands of children were on the frontlines of history. Whether sung or unsung heroes, we owe all of them a debt of gratitude. ... read more »
Rep. Jim Clyburn Says the Black Press Is Essential to 2018 Midterms
August 23, 2018
While there’s at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn has emerged as a favorite among his peers to become the first African American to hold that position. ... read more »
JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change Their Habits
August 9, 2018
Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use. ... read more »
Hip-hop Pioneer MC Lyte Partners with the NNPA to Give Back
August 2, 2018
Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte is the national spokesperson for the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. ... read more »
A New Generation of Freedom Fighters: Black Youth Are Taking Up the Mantle of Leadership in America
August 2, 2018
Without being given much direction, Black youth have seemingly taken matters into their own hands, relative to their future here in America, by strategizing, organizing and mobilizing. ... read more »
NNPA President Extols the Black Press, Black Voters at NAACP Convention
July 26, 2018
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), delivered a rousing speech about the importance of the Black Press and the Black vote, ... read more »
Roland Martin: Pleading Our Own Cause
July 12, 2018
One of the ways to support real news is to take out a subscription to an NNPA newspaper, or three ... read more »
Another Assault on the Black Press
July 12, 2018
Black Newspaper Publishers Take a Hit with Trump’s Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint ... read more »
LA Sentinel Earns Five NNPA Merit Awards
July 5, 2018
In a nod to the Los Angeles Sentinel’s excellence in journalism, the West Coast’s largest African American newspaper garnered five Merit Awards in the 2018 competition sponsored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Foundation on June 28. ... read more »
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