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Congresswoman Cori Bush Lauds Black Press Ahead of Receiving Prestigious Award
September 16, 2021
The Congresswoman sits as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Additionally, Congresswoman Bush is a member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment. ... read more »
Senator Cory Booker (D-NY), Environmental Justice Advocate, Proud to Receive NNPA Leadership Award
September 16, 2021
Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. Drs. James Hildreth and Ebony Hilton, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Missouri), and Olympic record-setter Allyson Felix also will receive National Leadership Awards from the NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies. ... read more »
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Making More History
August 26, 2021
The power couple stars in Tiffany’s latest advertising campaign, and the company calls it a celebration of modern love. ... read more »
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Study Reinforces a Brighter Economic Outlook When America leads World in Energy Production
August 5, 2021
Researchers found through wages, taxes, capital investments, and support to other industries, the economic impact extends beyond traditional natural gas and oil-producing states. ... read more »
President Biden Nominates Eight for U.S. Attorney Posts
August 5, 2021
The President said each “will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as the top federal law enforcement officials for their district.” ... read more »
President Biden, Chaka Khan and Others Celebrate Black Press at NNPA Convention
July 1, 2021
The President extolled the virtues of Black-owned newspapers and media companies ... read more »
NNPA Re-Elects Executive Committee of Five Black Women Publishers
July 1, 2021
The National Newspaper Publishers Association unanimously re-elected all-Black women executive board ... read more »
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
June 24, 2021
The court ruled 7-2, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing for the majority, striking down a lower court ruling, saying the plaintiffs — Texas and 17 other GOP-led states — did not have the standing to sue. “We conclude that the plaintiffs in this suit failed to show a concrete, particularized injury fairly traceable to the defendants’ conduct in enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote.  ... read more »
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NNPA Chair Prepares for Annual Convention After Leading Black Press to Most Successful Two-Year Period in History
June 17, 2021
According to Karen Carter Richards, the state of the Black Press of America is more robust than it has ever been. ... read more »
Pulitzer Board Issues Special Citation to Darnella Frazier, the Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder
June 17, 2021
“For courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice,” the Pulitzer Board wrote. ... read more »
New Journal and Guide Publisher Brenda Andrews Explains Why the Black Press Still Matters
June 10, 2021
After 194 years, the Black Press continues to record racial history and give meaning and value to what is news, ... read more »
Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants to Unite the Diaspora
June 10, 2021
Kehinde Andrews grew up as a child of the British Black Power movement. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Iconic Actor Clarence Williams III Dead at 81
June 10, 2021
His role as “Linc” on “The Mod Squad” in the 1970s, catapulted Williams into the mainstream. But some of his best work came on the big screen, particularly as Prince’s father in the 1984 hit, “Purple Rain,” and nine years later in the Wesley Snipes drama, “Sugar Hill.” ... read more »
While Awaiting Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision, Parole Board Denies Cosby’s Early Release 
June 4, 2021
“The news that the Pennsylvania State Parole Board has denied [Cosby’s] parole is not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends, and his legal team,” Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a statement. “It was brought to our attention by Mr. Cosby that over the past months, members of the PA State Parole Board had met with him and empathically stated, ‘if he did not participate in SVP [Sexual Violate Predator] courses that his parole would be denied,’” Wyatt continued.  ... read more »
Temptations Founder Otis Williams Reflects on the Group’s 60th Anniversary
June 3, 2021
To celebrate The Temptations’ 60th anniversary, Motown/UMe announced the kickoff of a yearlong tribute to one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions in history. ... read more »
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