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Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally
November 15, 2018
The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of the votes already counted. “The margin is such that there is no doubt,” Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, told reporters. ... read more »
Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
November 8, 2018
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” tells the story of Tish, a newly-engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. ... read more »
Michelle Obama Book Tour Features Oprah and Other Celebrity Moderators
November 8, 2018
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world. ... read more »
Camille Cosby Appears at Judicial Conduct Review Board
September 20, 2018
One week before iconic comedian Bill Cosby faces sentencing in his assault case and just a week after defense attorneys filed a motion asking for Judge Steven T. O’Neill to recuse himself, Camille Cosby arrived in Harrisburg, Pa., seeking relief. ... read more »
Nia Franklin Wins Miss America, Another Black Girl Rocks  
September 13, 2018
“I grew up at a predominately Caucasian school and there was only five percent minority, and I felt out of place so much because of the color of my skin,” Franklin said. “But growing up, I found my love of arts, and through music that helped me to feel positive about myself and about who I was.”  ... read more »
Newseum Honors First African American Woman to Cover White House
September 6, 2018
Alice Allison Dunnigan began her journalism career in Kentucky and was a pioneering journalist who rose to the top of her profession despite racist policies ... read more »
Lawyer Leads Online Petition to Overturn Cosby Verdicts
August 31, 2018
“We wanted to organize and galvanize people because many of us who followed the trial or actually attended the trial, like I did, were very troubled with how everything went down,” said Nicole Lawrence, who started the petition. ... 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 »
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 »
Patients, Health Professionals Observe World Sickle Cell Day
June 21, 2018
With one in 365 African American babies born with SCD and one in 13 born with the trait, Black people are disproportionately affected by the disease ... read more »
Ford Announces New STEAM Column for the Black Press
March 1, 2018
Ford Announces New STEAM Column for the Black Press Focused on Opportunities ... read more »
The Black Press Remembers Lerone Bennett Jr.
March 1, 2018
The Black Press Remembers “Before the Mayflower” Author, Freedom Fighting Journalist Lerone Bennett Jr. ... read more »
State of Black America Is Strong, Experts Say
February 1, 2018
NNPA Hosts 2018 State of Black America Forum at Annual Conference ... read more »
NNPA Publishers Address Equity in Education in their Newspapers
February 1, 2018
NNPA Publishers Raise Awareness about the Every Student Succeeds Act in the Black Community ... read more »
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