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Three Saudi Nationals Charged with Smuggling Firearms Parts from United States to Saudi Arabia without an Export License
November 8, 2019
Three Saudi nationals have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly violating federal export laws by purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... 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 »
Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs
November 7, 2019
Researchers in the NYU study noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teens from all demographics. ... read more »
Supporters Ramp up Pressure on African Union to Reinstate Ambassador
October 31, 2019
The African Union President's Office spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo has maintained that Ambassador Chihombori-Quao didn't lose her job because of France or her fiery speeches about the scramble for Africa. "To say that the termination is due to [those opinions] is plainly false," Kalondo said. However, no specific reason has been provided for the Ambassador's termination. ... read more »
Unrest at the African Union Follows the Firing of Popular Ambassador
October 18, 2019
"The globalization construct of divide and conquer is still alive and well," the ambassador stated. "Benin and other small, dependent colonies in Africa and its people were forever defeated and dominated because of the Berlin Conference," Dr. Chihombori-Quao said." ... read more »
Poll of Likely Voters Shows Rising Student Debt Problems: Weakened Borrower Protections, Blocked Debt Relief Cited
October 17, 2019
When likely voters across the country were recently asked their opinions about student loan borrowing, 82% agreed that the still-growing $1.5 trillion debt is a national crisis. Even when partisan affiliations were included, the solid concern for this unsustainable financial burden held strong: 74% of Republicans, 80% of independents, and 90% of Democrats. ... read more »
Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America
October 17, 2019
BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. ... read more »
LaTisha Nixon: ‘I Want Ed Buck to Know I’m Never Going Away’
October 3, 2019
LaTisha Nixon is still mourning the death of her son Gemmel Moore, who will be forever 26, the age he died in the home of longtime Democratic donor Ed Buck. But, she said she is really happy that he can’t hurt anybody else. Buck was arrested on September 17 and charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  He is accused of injecting a 37-year-old man, who overdosed but survived, with methamphetamine on September 11. ... 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 »
Dynamex Law Will Gut Black Newspapers in California
September 12, 2019
This is a direct appeal to Governor Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and towns across California. ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues to Lighthizer: No Trade Negotiations with Brazil Until Bolsonaro Protects the Amazon
September 6, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 8 of their Democratic colleagues in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to postpone any trade negotiations with Brazil until President Jair Bolsonaro fully enforces his country’s environmental laws and regulations to protect the Amazon from continued illegal deforestation. In the letter, the senators also called on Lighthizer to swiftly resolve the U.S.-China trade war which has disrupted global trade patterns and driven China to rely increasingly on Brazil for beef and soybeans. As a result, and in contravention of its environmental regulations, Brazil is clearing more of the Amazon for agriculture. ... read more »
Success on the Way, Ask Dr. Jeanette: “The Bloodstream of Our Nation” (part 1)
July 25, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette ... read more »
Award-Winning Journalist Rochelle Riley to Discuss Her Book, ‘The Burden,’ at L.A. Central Library
July 25, 2019
This Saturday, July 27, author and journalist Rochelle Riley will visit the Los Angeles Central Library to discuss her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a poignant collection of essays on America’s unfinished business with the aftermath of Black enslavement. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Taper Auditorium, at 630 W. 5thStreet in Downtown Los Angeles. Riley will be joined by two of the essayists in her book, author and filmmaker Paula Madison and actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh. ... read more »
Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday, Today and the Future: Part One in a series, as the NNPA prepares to Celebrate 80 Years as the Voice of Black America
July 19, 2019
Whether it’s taking a stand for the Double V campaign during World War II; marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement; or fighting to have a voice in the White House in more recent times, NNPA’s board chairpersons’ responsibilities have historically gone far beyond any standard business definitions. ... read more »
Community Stands Behind Ralph’s Workers Seeking Living Wage
July 12, 2019
“Living Wage not Minimum Wage,” read some of the picket signs outside of the market as workers demanded a wage adequate enough for “one job” to sustain a living in the City of Angeles. The most recent contract, said workers, “offers slashed wages as much as 25 percent for checkers, offer less than one percent to other employees, eliminate some overtime, and put their healthcare benefits at risk of bankruptcy.” ... read more »
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