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Comerica Bank Names Irvin Ashford, Jr., Chief Community Officer
February 6, 2020
Comerica Bank has named Irvin Ashford, Jr., its new Chief Community Officer. Ashford, will be responsible for community reinvestment nationally and all associated activities, including development, lending, community investments, volunteerism and data analysis. Additionally, he will lead Comerica's diversity business resource groups. Ashford previously served as Comerica's National Director of Financial Education and External Affairs and will maintain these responsibilities in his new role. Ashford will report directly into the Office of the Chairman. ... read more »
Rosario Dawson Redefines Investigative Standard in NBC’s Modern-Day Murder Mystery ‘Briarpatch’
January 17, 2020
The anthology series’ has a literary origin written by Ross Thomas and features the leading role as a man, but "Briarpatch" program creator Andy Greenwald had other plans, imploring veteran actress Rosario Dawson to take reign as the lead in the NBC series. Referenced by the cast as a “modern-day murder mystery, Dawson stars as Allegra Dill, a seasoned criminal investigator who’s ready to face her fears and find out who killed her beloved sister. Returning to her roots in San Bonifacio, Texas, Dawson’s character is set to turn the town upside down with drilling truth and a unique twist of thrill, mystery, crime and pulp fiction.  ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 29, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
December 29, 2019
Former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley was born in Calvert, TX, 1917. ... read more »
Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings and the Journey Still Ahead
November 7, 2019
The nationally televised October 25 funeral services for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, paused partisan debates and revealed how a son of Baltimore worked tirelessly for his constituents and for this nation. In the days since his home-going, I have marveled at how his life’s work somehow brought together officials who held firm to their stark political divides but united to honor a man who believed that everyone deserved a fair chance at all America had to offer. ... read more »
Private, Online Therapy Could Be Best Choice When Help is Needed
November 7, 2019
Shameka Mitchell Williams, who is the owner of The Chrysalis Center, LLC, is one of 300 licensed therapists in Louisiana who offers online video counseling according to the ... read more »
NNPA Newswire Special Report: Police Shootings of African Americans
October 24, 2019
White ex-officer is working to change the culture ... read more »
Serial Killer’s Victim Portraits Could Help Crack Cold Cases
October 17, 2019
Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, produced startlingly detailed likenesses of dozens of women he says he strangled over the course of more than three decades. Now the FBI is publicizing his portraits— hoping that someone, somewhere, will recognize the face of a long-lost loved one in an image drawn by the killer himself. ... read more »
The Human and Economic Toll of Gun Violence is Staggering
October 3, 2019
The September 18 state-by-state examination of the economic costs of gun violence, reveals numbers that the committee called "staggering." For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun in 2017, including approximately 2,500 school-age children – or more than 100 people per day and more than five children murdered each day. Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides, researchers said. ... read more »
Dr. William H Lee Dies
September 26, 2019
He was tireless in the fight for access and respect for Black journalists and relentless in championing for Blacks to have a seat at the proverbial table. ... read more »
Denny’s Revises Schedule for 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour
September 20, 2019
Due to Hurricane Dorian, Denny’s has postponed the first stop of its 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour at Claflin and South Carolina State University to Oct. 12 from this Friday. ... read more »
Kamala Harris is the Best Player in American Politics
September 19, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris’s debate performance last Thursday night in Houston, Texas was phenomenal. She has received a lot of credit for her wit, her pith, and her smart decision to train her fire on Donald Trump as opposed to needling the other Democratic candidates sharing the stage. She has been commended for being personable and quick on her feet, absolute and aerodynamic even in the face of tough questions.  ... read more »
Podcast ‘democracy-ish’ Gives Insight on Black Political Experience
September 19, 2019
The 2020 Democratic debates are stirring up the political atmosphere. Millions have tuned in to witness candidates’ viewpoints. The most recent debate happened on September 12 in Houston, Texas.  But are any candidates highlighting the Black experience? That question is answered in Touréand Danielle Moodie-Mills podcast “democracy-ish.” ... read more »
States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe
September 12, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators. ... read more »
Cowboys, Elliott Agree on $90 Million Deal that Ends Holdout
September 6, 2019
The two-time NFL rushing champion is back with the Cowboys thanks to a new $90 million, six-year extension that makes Elliott the highest-paid player at his position — and just in time for the regular season. Dallas hosts the New York Giants on Sunday.  ... read more »
400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery.
September 6, 2019
Indeed, “the slave trade began in the 15th century,” said Boniface Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe in 2007, when he was the acting president of the United Nations General Assembly. Chidyausiku made the remarks during the UN’s observance of the 200th anniversary of the end of the transatlantic slave trade. “It was driven by colonial expansion, emerging capitalist economies and the insatiable demand for commodities – with racism and discrimination serving to legitimize the trade,” said Chidyausiku. ... read more »
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