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The Top 5 Black Biographies

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — We hope our coverage improves your mind or at least expands your reading choices. Here are The Defender Network’s choices for the best Black biographies, recommendations for books that are classics you may already know or those that we think are well worth your time. Feel free to share, print out, add to your Amazon lists, or download a few to your Kindle.  […read more]

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Government-sponsored race discrimination has suppressed Black homeownership and generational wealth

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS — An example of “de facto” segregation would be white concentration in a particular school district, simply because the surrounding neighborhood is predominately white. “It’s a myth that  unlike all the other segregations I’ve described, segregation in housing wasn’t created by government. And we tell ourselves that residential segregation will happen by accident; unlike the other kinds of segregations I’ve described.” […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Getting The Spirit in the Dark

BLACKVOICE NEWS — No one with any idea of the cultural importance of Black Music, American Music, can deny the impact of the Queen of Soul on the world. In recognition of her great gifts Aretha Franklin was, for most of her life, a touchstone of Black American culture and therefore world culture. Her catalog orchestrating, punctuating, and exclaiming the unique experience of a people. She sang the experience of survivors, the descendants of slaves.  […read more]

Alice Dunnigan was a schoolteacher, political activist, and journalist. The daughter of sharecroppers, she showed an early desire for an education. Despite her parents' protest, she went to grade school and eventually to Kentucky State College.The Black Women Oral History Project interviewed 72 African American women between 1976 and 1981. With support from the Schlesinger Library, the project recorded a cross section of women who had made significant contributions to American society during the first half of the 20th century. Photograph taken by Judith Sedwick/Wikimedia Commons
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Newseum Honors First African American Woman to Cover White House

On Friday, Sept. 21, a new sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House and Congress, is scheduled to go on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. […read more]

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Josephine Baker Documentary Headlines African Diaspora Film Festival in Washington, DC

THE WESTSIDE GAZETTE — “Streetlight Harmonies,” by Brent Wilson and the documentary “Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World,” count among the highlights of the 12th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival which opens on Friday, August 17 at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. […read more]

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Miami Times Dominates 2018 NNPA Foundation Merit Awards; Houston Forward Times Karen Carter Richards Earns 2018 NNPA Publisher of the Year Award

Karen Carter Richards, the publisher of the Houston Forward Times won Publisher of the Year at the 2018 NNPA Foundation Merit Awards. (From left-right) Dorothy Leavell, the chairman of the NNPA; Jeffrey Boney, the associate editor of the Houston Forward Times; Amelia Ashley-Ward, the NNPA Foundation chair and publisher of the Sun-Reporter; and Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA at the 2018 NNPA Merit Awards. […read more]

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PRESS ROOM: NNPA Honors Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. with 2018 Lifetime Legacy Award at Annual Convention

Civil rights icon Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., will receive the NNPA’s Lifetime Legacy Award at at the Lifetime Legacy Award Black Tie Gala at 7:30 PM at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. Congressman Robert C. Scott will receive the 2018 National Congressional Leadership Award during Friday’s luncheon session at the 2018 NNPA Annual Convention. […read more]

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NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 “Discover the Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship in Detroit

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]

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PRESS ROOM: Smithsonian’s Black History Museum Showcases #CityofHope1968 Exhibition

Media only: Jermaine House (202) 633-9495; housej@si.edu Fleur Paysour (202) 633-4761; paysourf@si.edu Shrita Hernandez (202) 633-5089; hernandezs@si.edu Media website: http://newsdesk.si.edu Link to images: http://bit.ly/PPCMediaImages Interactive Exhibition: http://nmaahc.si.edu/city-hope Social Media Hashtag: #CityofHope1968 National Museum of African American History and Culture Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther Read More

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PRESS ROOM: The NNPA Mourns the Loss of Dick Gregory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2017 Contact: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. dr.bchavis@nnpa.org, 202.588.8764 WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Publishers Association released the following statement about the death of Dick Gregory: The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) deeply mourns the passing of freedom fighter Dick Gregory. Dick Read More