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Los Angeles Rams linebacker Kenny Young gives back to community
February 13, 2020
Los Angeles Rams line-backer Kenny Young hosted his first event from his foundation, Tackle Young. He donated $5000 and over 400 books to Grape Street Elementary to purchase books for teachers and students to promote the importance of financial literacy. ... read more »
SCLC Names Winners of MLK Essay & Oratorical Contest
January 16, 2020
Six middle and high school students emerged as winners of the 5th Annual MLK Essay and Oratorical Contest. ... read more »
Trump Signs Future Act to Help HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions
January 2, 2020
This action guarantees more than $2.5 billion over the next 10 years, including $850 million specifically for HBCUs,” the President stated. ... read more »
Powerful Book For Young Black Boys Celebrates 25 Years With a Pledge to Get 1 Million New Readers
December 12, 2019
My Friend, My Hero, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a commemorative edition that includes an addendum of book discussion questions and now available ... read more »
Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit
December 6, 2019
Individuals from Bowie State, Coppin, Morgan State, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore arrived early and filled the streets chanting and demanding that lawmakers and Gov. Larry Hogan settle the longstanding dispute. ... read more »
USC Community Mourning Deaths of Nine Students in Past Three Months
November 14, 2019
University president, Carol Folt said eight students died since the fall semester began in the last week of August, two from unknown causes. ... read more »
Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
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 »
Shaq partners with CIS and Epson to Donate to L.A. Schools
October 17, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal teamed up with Epson and Communities in Schools (CIS) to donate color printers, projectors and white boards to 11 schools. The schools will also have two years of free printer ink. To celebrate the partnership, O’Neal visited Daniel Webster Middle School to speak with the CIS kids and be the surprise guest at a schoolwide pep rally. ... read more »
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Affirmative Action Lawsuit
October 17, 2019
Harvard College’s lawsuit regarding the usage of race in admissions was upheld by federal judge Allison Burroughs Tuesday, Oct. 1. ... read more »
Loyola Marymount University’s TLC Program Strives for Black Excellence
August 29, 2019
Program participants articulated a great deal of confidence, excitement, and overall gratitude regarding their experience. ... read more »
LAUSD Parcel Tax Measure Defeated
June 6, 2019
The no votes on Measure EE led 52.24%-47.76% with 539 of 888 precincts, 60.7%, reporting, according to figures released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. ... read more »
Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington
May 10, 2019
“The more I thought about this idea of the Grand African race I began to see how we can bring the African diaspora and friends of Africa together, to promote our togetherness, to promote that which binds us and to promote all the wonderful accomplishments and the amazing things that are getting ready to come to Africa,” said Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the Ambassador of the African Union Mission. ... read more »
Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
May 9, 2019
His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education ... read more »
NNPA President Moderates Inspirational CBCF Avoice Heritage Celebration
March 1, 2019
In moderating the panel of awardees, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. began with the ultra-popular Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Financial Services. He asked Waters what could be expected from her committee in terms of improving the quality of life in Black communities. ... read more »
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