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African Leaders Summit in America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The importance of President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held this week in Washington, D.C. should not be underestimated. This is historic event for all Americans, but   especially for 45 million Black Americans who all are direct or Read More

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Black Voters are not Apathetic

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the Black American community should be Read More

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Many More Rivers to Cross

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Today, the long travail and struggle of African people to gain freedom, justice, equality and empowerment remains both a historic challenge and an unprecedented opportunity.  In particular, for more than 45 million Black Americans, the struggle continues Read More

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The Power of the Black Press

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Whenever there is a steady series of public questions being raised about the “power” of Black Americans, you should always first consider the motive and purpose of the questions. Such was the case recently when Richard Prince Read More

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Empowering Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Every March the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and its philanthropic arm, the NNPA Foundation, gather in Washington, D.C. for Black Press Week.  I attended this year’s Black Press Week with a heightened interest in how our Black-owned Read More