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L.A. Lakers Great Elgin Baylor Left his Mark on NBA Basketball 
March 23, 2022
Lakers legendary forward Elgin Baylor will be remembered for his acrobatic style of play and creative shooting abilities  ... read more »
Howard gets $2M grant to digitize Black newspaper archive
March 3, 2022
Howard University has received a $2 million donation to digitize a major collection of Black newspaper archives in hopes of making it more broadly available to researchers and the public. ... read more »
African American Entrepreneurs Head SPAC in $126.5 Million IPO to Acquire Black-owned Firms
January 6, 2022
The company’s directors are majority-minority including, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, MIT economist and Dean, College of Ethnic Studies, Cal State Los Angeles, Mr. Ronald Busby, Sr., President and CEO, US Black Chamber, Inc., and Mr. Patrick Linehan, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson. ... read more »
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After 13 Years, Black and Missing Foundation Still Searching for Thousands of Missing People of Color
October 7, 2021
The estimated number of missing persons is simultaneously incomplete and cringeworthy. One count suggests that of the more than 600,000 individuals currently reported missing, more than 200,000 are individuals of color. Still, Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson founded the Black and Missing Foundation forge ahead to bring attention and closure to the ever-growing number of cases in minority communities. ... read more »
Black Star Network: Roland Martin Announces New Black TV Network
September 9, 2021
Martin announced his new network on the third anniversary of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily digital show specifically targeting African American audiences five days a week. The show has enjoyed expansive audience growth averaging 20 to 30 million views a month. ... read more »
March on Washington 2021 Focuses on Voting Rights
September 2, 2021
On the 58th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, marchers focused on voting rights.  Voting rights have reemerged as a somewhat unexpected political battlefield as Republicans across the country pass new laws placing barriers in front of the ballot box. ... read more »
NAACP Joins National #Unityagainsthate Rally to Combat Increased Hate Attacks Against Asians Living And Born In America
May 6, 2021
Community Against Hate, a diverse coalition of community organizations and leaders have teamed up with the national civil rights organization NAACP in a clear stance to address hate directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  In a direct response to the increased verbal and physical attacks against Asians living and born in America, the #UnityAgainstHate rally will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m., in multiple cities across the nation. The rally will echo the voices of many who have experienced hate crimes against them based on their race, nationality and identity. ... read more »
Pamela Smith Named First Black Woman Chief of U.S. Park Police
April 8, 2021
At the United States Park Police, Chief Pamela Smith will lead a 560-member workforce that protects the public, parks, and the nation’s most iconic landmarks in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco metropolitan areas. ... read more »
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Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor Passes Away
March 25, 2021
Legendary basketball player Elgin Baylor passed away from natural causes on March 22, he was 86 years old. His acrobatic style of play impacted several NBA greats that came after him. His talents saved the Lakers franchise from bankruptcy, allowing them to move to Los Angeles in 1960. ... read more »
Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, Four Years in the White House
March 4, 2021
“He came to the bed, lifted the cover from the face of his child, gazed at it long and earnestly, murmuring, ‘My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. It is hard, hard to have him die.’” ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
‘Always There’ – Dr. John Warren Honored with 2021 NNPA Lifetime Achievement Award
February 4, 2021
Dr. Warren, who accepted his prestigious award virtually while battling an illness, has remained a steady hand among the more than 230 African American publishers and media company owners who are members of the Black Press of America. ... read more »
Hero Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman Hails from Washington, DC
January 28, 2021
Lawmakers are seeking to honor Officer Goodman for his actions that may have saved the lives of many people, including members of Congress, during the deadly insurrectionist attack at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. “He’s a hero. The United States Capitol was under attack by armed, violent extremists, and Officer Eugene Goodman was the only thing standing between the mob and the United States Senate,” Florida Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist declared. ... read more »
Council Member Mark-Ridley Thomas Reflects on Martin Luther King’s Mission During 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit
January 21, 2021
The awareness brought on by activist Martin Luther King Jr., outlined a plan for empowerment; he addressed it to a society founded on freedom. King spoke of unity in a time of division, to celebrate his life and reflect on what he stood for, Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas paid tribute to King’s accomplishments; by curating the 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit during the week the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day. ... read more »
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