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New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia
September 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, hosted a congressional ceremony in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first-recorded forced arrival of enslaved African people. ... read more »
ADOS Town Hall calls for multi-trillion-dollar reparations program and a new agenda for Black America
August 23, 2019
After decades of relentless political indifference, reparations for slavery have finally arrived at the forefront of national American politics. Practically every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has embraced the concept to some degree. Many of them attended Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in April and promised to sign H.R. 40 if elected president. However, many Black Americans remain concerned as to how substantial the candidates’ plans for reparations truly are. Are candidates making reparations a real priority, or has the term merely become the latest buzzword, guaranteed to garner applause on a debate stage? ... read more »
WATCH: 400 Years From Slaves Arriving In Virginia
August 20, 2019
400 years ago this month, in 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived at what would become the United States, and writers of an epic New York Times effort commemorating this, ... read more / watch video »
This Week Marks 400 Years Since the First African’s Were Forcefully Brought to the United States
August 20, 2019
This week marks 400 years since the first African’s were forcefully brought to the United States. To memorialize this history, more than 200 African Americans made their way to Virginia, ... read more »
WATCH: Rochelle Riley, Author of “The Burden,” Discusses the Modern Legacy of Slavery
August 12, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel contributing writer Imani Sumbi asks Rochelle Riley about her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” and her vision for how America ought to confront its history of racism. ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: July 27, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 27, 2019
On this day, July 27, 1815, the U.S. attacked Fort Negro in Florida, killing nearly 300 in an effort to capture Africans that escaped enslavement. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 19, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 19, 2019
    On this day, June 19, 1865,  Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 14, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 14, 2019
  On this day, May 14, 1888, Africans in Brazil rejoiced on this day as their country became the last in the western hemisphere to end enslavement. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 12, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 12, 2019
  On this day May 12, 1862, Robert Smalls, while enslaved, stole a Confederate ship and freed a number of enslaved, 1862 This fact was brought to you by the Black 365 Calendar. ... read more »
In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019
April 26, 2019
According to a recent study by Pew Research, 84 percent of black respondents said people not seeing racial discrimination where it exists is a bigger problem than people seeing racism where it doesn’t exist. Whites were the only group where a majority, 52 percent, said the opposite was true – that the bigger problem is people seeing racism where it really does not exist. ... read more »
Success “On The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette ‘Brave and Courageous Women!’ Pharaoh and Herod: Villains Part 2
April 4, 2019
Shiphrah, Puah and Jochebed were most courageous and confident in their positions of rightness. They were fearless! Imagine having to confront the Pharaoh and disobey his command to kill the boy babies. Think about their response to him when he learned they were not killing the baby boys, explaining, ‘When they would get to the Hebrew women who were having the babies, the babies had already been born and “the women are “lively” and have already birthed the babies.” Jochebed, Moses mother his father saw Moses was a special child. Consider other fearless women: Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist and political activist, born into slavery. ... read more »
2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big 
February 28, 2019
The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb.  ... read more »
NNPA celebrates a successful year at Mid-Winter Training Conference 
February 7, 2019
The Black Press remains resilient and powerful with NNPA members providing excellent reporting from a Black perspective for more than 75 years while celebrating 192 years of the Black Press in America.  ... read more »
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