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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 »
Houston Forward Times Publisher Continues Parents’ Legacy
June 28, 2018
Karen Carter Richards, the publisher and CEO of the Houston Forward Times, was born in a small town in Arizona; her family moved to Houston when she was just one month old. ... read more »
Open Letter: GM Chairman Mary T. Barra Fails and Disrespects Black Consumers 
June 28, 2018
Black Press Calls for Congressional Hearings of GM   ... read more »
Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
NNPA – Wells Fargo Financial Education Initiative
May 21, 2018
If you’re ready to financially prosper, join us for a multi-part financial series, Prepare To Prosper. In each article, we’ll discuss different ways to help increase your personal wealth including tips on saving, investing and credit along with guidance on entrepreneurship and homeownership. During this series, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge that will help give you the power to reach your financial goals. Now’s the time to change the way you approach and attain wealth. Now’s the time to prepare to prosper. ... read more »
Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018
May 17, 2018
There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.”  We live in a world where the news cycle continues to decrease, because of innovations in communications technology.  Yes, we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The high-velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or simply the truth. ... read more »
GAO Set to Issue Advertising Spending Report
May 3, 2018
A long-awaited report that details what federal agencies spend on advertising in African American-owned newspapers is finally near completion, according to officials in the General Accounting Office (GAO). ... read more »
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