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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 »
Retired from Politics, Jacob Zuma Reveals Plans for New Career
January 11, 2019
After a brief spin as President of South Africa, the multi-talented Jacob Zuma is plunging into a new and exciting career path – he’ll be a recording artist of liberation songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. ... read more »
‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on Lifetime—A conversation Starter That Made Black Twitter Meltdown!
January 9, 2019
It’s almost a “where were you” when you first heard the rumblings on social media about Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired the first part of the six-part series last week. ... read more »
Alex Padilla Takes Oath of Office for Second Term as California Secretary of State
January 7, 2019
Alex Padilla took the oath of office for his second term as California Secretary of State at the Secretary of State Office in Sacramento. Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye administered the oath. ... read more »
Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Delivers 1.9 Million Total Viewers and Ranks as the Largest Social Premiere in Network History
January 4, 2019
Night One of Three-Night Event Ranked as Lifetime’s Best Performance in More Than Two Years in Key Demos. Documentary Was #1 Most Social Primetime Program Across Broadcast and Cable for The Night. ... read more »
African Americans Were Russian Targets in 2016 Election
January 3, 2019
The Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports this week about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They both highlight the efforts by the Internet Research Agency (IRA) in St. Petersburg to influence black voters. The IRA is owned by Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a good friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
Prada Rolls Out Sambo Style Figures and Black Twitter Rolls Over Prada
December 20, 2018
The viral social media backlash that followed prompted the company to pull all of the items worldwide as calls for a boycott slowly built during discussions on Twitter. Prada’s first statement in reaction to the criticism on Twitter didn’t help. ... read more »
Global Citizen Fest Honors Mandela Legacy Amidst Huge Crowd Of Beyoncé Fans
December 17, 2018
A massive turnout of die-hard fans of superstars Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z filled every available square inch of the Johannesburg FNB stadium for the closing night of the Global Citizen Festival organized to honor the 100thanniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and raise $1 billion to address poverty, food security, global health and other social issues. ... read more »
First Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Concedes
November 22, 2018
Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. ... read more »
Clippers Cruise by Timberwolves 120-109; Minnesota Stays Winless on Road
November 7, 2018
Tobias Harris scored 22 points and Lou Williams added 20 points off the bench to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 120-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night at Staples Center. ... read more »
NAACP Partners with We Tv In Multi-Platform Effort to Underscore the Importance of Voting in the Mid-Term Election
October 11, 2018
NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, today announced a partnership with WE tv, the #1 cable network for African-American viewers on Thursday nights, that encourages the channel’s viewers to make their voices heard by voting on November 6. The non-partisan effort features WE tv talent delivering the “get out the vote” message that underscores the importance of participating in the democratic process and emphasizes that together with the NAACP, WE make a difference. ... read more »
Grisly Video Casts Grim Shadow Over Cameroon President’s Re-Election Bid
October 5, 2018
As the clock ticks down to Sunday’s presidential elections in Cameroon, President Paul Biya remains tightlipped about a grisly video gone viral of two mothers and their infant children executed in cold blood by government soldiers. ... read more »
Census Bureau Begins Jobs Recruiting Effort for 2020 Census
September 24, 2018
The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Offices nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.  ... read more »
First ‘Bridge Home’ Temporary Homeless Shelter in L.A. Opens
September 13, 2018
The "Bridge Home'' program was first announced by Garcetti during his State of the City speech in April as a new front in the fight against homelessness, which has grown by about 75 percent over the last six years. The 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that more than 31,000 people are homeless in the city, including more than 23,000 living without shelter, which were both slight drops from the previous year. ... read more »
Land Fever Sweeps Southern Africa, Pressing Govt’s to Act
September 1, 2018
The day of reckoning is arriving in Southern Africa for the hundreds of thousands of Blacks whose lands were taken forcibly by White settlers – a crime that goes unpunished despite promises for land reform year after year. ... read more »
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