London Breed made history to become the first African American woman mayor of San Francisco, Calif. […read more]
Raynard Jackson says that the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association was created, because mainstream media refuses to recognize the contributions of minority media professionals, in any meaningful way. […read more]
The 2018 NNPA Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellows are (from left-right): Tyvan Burns of Norfolk State University; Denver Lark of North Carolina A&T University; Ila Wilborn of Florida A&M University; Daja E. Henry of Howard University, Diamond Durant of Morgan State University; and Natrawn Maxwell of Claflin University. […read more]
The Wenger Awards celebrate individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the fight against heart disease in women. Black women have heart disease at higher rates than White women and Hispanic women.
As President and CEO, Sheila L. Thorne has built the Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group, LLC (MHMG) into a thriving and growing full-service market research, cross-cultural educational, marketing communications company. Thorne will receive the 2018 Community Service Award at the New Jersey State Association of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World (IBPOEW) Civil Liberties Luncheon on Friday, June 8, 2018. […read more]
The 2018 Ford EcoSport is available for a starting price under $20,000. Subcompact SUV designers and engineers strive to include more features Generation Z drivers not only want, but expect. […read more]
Dr. Elizabeth Primas, the program coordinator for the NNPA’s ESSA Public Awareness Campaign, says that some of the 2018 Teacher of the Year awardees expressed concerns about the prioritization of school choice programs in the proposed FY2019 budget. […read more]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at a ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in the Windsor Castle. The royal wedding featured, the head of the Episcopal Church in the U.S., a Black choir and a Black cellist. Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams also attended the wedding. […read more]
According to the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), Black workers hold 5-9 percent of the jobs in energy-related sectors, a rate that is much lower than the 12 percent share of the national workforce held by Black workers. […read more]
Janelle Wood is the founder of the Black Mothers Forum, a parents’ group in the Phoenix, Ariz.-area that was empowered by the Every Student Succeeds Act, President Obama’s education law. (Black Mothers Forum) […read more]
“PIONEERS: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire” was featured during a star-studded reception at the Cannes Film Festival. NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. co-hosted the event. […read more]
Sandra Thompson (2nd from right), the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP, says that police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. The five women were golfing at Grandview Golf Club in York County, Pa., when they were asked to leave. […read more]
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA, says that the Black Press welcomes the news and inspirations from the writings, videos and social media postings of our young, aspiring journalists.
Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa. allegedly talked about shopping a book deal based on their experiences with the case. Juror No. 12 appeared to wink at Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele’s spokeswoman Kate Delano during the trial, witnesses said. […read more]
Black educators shared classroom success stories and talked about the importance of diversity and inclusion in our nation’s public schools at the 2018 National Title 1 Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. […read more]
TIME magazine recognized Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Rep. Waters said that the Black Press must cover President Trump in a way that allows the average person to understand what’s going on in the White House.
President of the National Chamber of Commerce Harry Alford and Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11) say that Americans in poverty should be supported by government assistance that aims to graduate users into the mainstream economy. […read more]
Cerita Battles, the senior vice president and head of retail diverse segments for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, says that Wells Fargo is committed to doing what it takes to help increase African American homeownership. […read more]
Dr. Tiffany G. Tyler, the president and CEO of Communities in Schools, strives to provide children with the resources and support they need to not only graduate, but to lead a successful life. […read more]
Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, says that Facebook’s laissez-faire attitude toward privacy protection is compounded by its lack of vigilance to protect one of the platform’s most vulnerable user demographics—African Americans. […read more]
Judge Steven O’Neill may side with the prosecution and reject Robert Russell as a defense witness in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial. In a sworn statement, Russell said that Cosby accuser Andrea Constand had a plan to get $1 million. […read more]
The African Renaissance and Diaspora Network will lead a high-level delegation of political, business and media leaders, including Arizona Informant publisher Cloves Campbell, on a study tour to Senegal and Gambia from April 22-28. […read more]
Wells Fargo announced a commitment to create 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027; the mortgage giant also announced a plan to lend $60 billion for home purchases over that 10-year period. […read more]
Retired GMAC Vice President for Merchandising, Advertising and Communications James Farmer remains one of the fiercest advocates for the Black Press in the automotive industry. The NNPA honored Farmer with the 2018 NNPA Torch Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service for over 50 years in the Automotive Industry and Support of the NNPA. […read more]
By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) 3 1/2 stars (out of 5) What you’ll hear and see in this topnotch horror/thriller has got to be one of the best uses of sound deprivation and sound effects ever blended together in any movie. With the Read More
The Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University and the NNPA co-sponsored a recent panel discussion on the legacy of Dr. Ronald Walters and Black Power in the U.S. at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Washington, D.C. […read more]
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson issues statement on the Starbucks’ arrest, implicit bias and racism in the U.S. Johnson also talks about recent incidents involving, 14-year-old Brennan Walker outside of Detroit, Saheed Vassell, a mentally-ill man in Brooklyn, and Stephon Clark in Sacramento. […read more]
Former super model and reality TV star Janice Dickinson testified against Bill Cosby in the comedian’s sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa. Dickinson claimed that the Fat Albert creator raped her in 1982. […read more]
Lincoln First Listen volume six featuring NE-YO highlights the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator and Revel sound system. The Lincoln Navigator was just awarded coveted Truck of the Year honors at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. […read more]
In the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, Judge Steven O’Neill allowed Cosby accusers Heidi Thomas and Chelan Lasha to testify and attack the “Leonard Part 6” actor, personally, in open court. […read more]
NNPA Newswire Film Critic Dwight Brown says that Sophie Fiennes’ “Bloodlight and Bami” plays more like an extended reality show than a bio-documentary on fashion and music icon Grace Jones. […read more]
Cosby Attorney Tom Mesereau delivered opening statements in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial on Tuesday in Norristown, Pa. Mesereau painted Cosby accuser Andrea Constand as manipulative and desperate for money. […read more]
The Center for Responsible Lending’s Deputy Communications Director Charlene Crowell, says that concerned citizens should call or write their senators and representatives to oppose actions that weaken the CFPB.
In Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial with accuser Andrea Constand, the comedian will likely spend much more defending himself against the charges in the case, than Montgomery County will spend prosecuting him.
In the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial set to begin this month, Judge Steven O’Neill said that he would allow Janice Dickinson, Janice-Baker-Kinney, Heidi Thomas, Chelan Lasha and Lise-Lotte Lublin to testify for the prosecution.
Ford Motor Company shows support for STEAM with scholarships for Tech Sassy Girlz Jenisse Rios of Colonial High School; Naia Butler of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Jianna Best of Cypress Creek High School; and Samela Pynas of Oak Ridge High School. […read more]
The NAACP, Prince George’s County and two county residents are suing President Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the administration of the 2020 Census. Prince George’s County, one of the wealthiest majority-Black counties in the nation, also experienced on of the highest undercount rates during the 2010 Census. […read more]
Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that his office would not pursue criminal charges against Officers Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni in the shooting death of Alton Sterling. […read more]
Black residents of the island discuss what it means to be Black or Afro-Puerto Rican on the island. NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent Tatyana Hopkins coverage of hurricane efforts in Puerto Rico. […read more]
Dr. Kevin Williams, the chief medical officer for Rare Disease at Pfizer discusses the stigma associated with sickle cell disease, emergency room treatment for SCD patients, and pain management. […read more]
Charlene Crowell, the deputy communications director for the Center for Responsible Lending, talks about the Fair Housing Act and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work to eradicate sub-standard housing. […read more]
The NAACP joins Children’s HealthWatch, National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Education Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness and other groups for the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign to increase affordable housing across America. […read more]