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188 Years of Black Press Excellence in the United States

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America. For the past 188 years Black Americans have labored diligently and responsibly… Read more »

Black Press Called ‘Essential’ to Future Progress

  By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NASSAU, Bahamas (NNPA) – A top Bahamas official praised the Black Press last week as essential to truthfully and creditably chronicling African American progress from one generation to the next. Philip E. Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, commended the National Newspaper Publishers… Read more »

February 5, 2015 News Comments Off

Chavis: Civil Rights Movement Needed More Now Than Five Decades Ago

By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer PEMBROKE – Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke on Friday by saying a civil rights movement is of greater need in the state now than it was nearly five decades ago. “One of… Read more »

January 20, 2015 News Comments Off

The Michigan Citizen Shuts Down The Presses

(The Daily Detroit) – For years, it’s been the Michigan Citizen and the Michigan Chronicle who have been voices from Detroit’s black community. The Citizen has had a progressive profile and a story selection that is sometimes different than the mainstream media … a perspective that was birthed from the eyes of a community organizer, and billed themselves… Read more »

Statement by NNPA President, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, MO about the Killing of Michael Brown 

For Immediate Release: November 24, 2914 Today’s announcement that the Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson who killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in August 2014 is yet another systematic and tragic slap in the face of equal justice in the United States. On behalf of the National Newspaper… Read more »

NNPA Launches Social Media Hashtag Campaign to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

–The Voice of the Black Community Offers Opportunity to Let Your Voice be Heard– Washington, D.C. (October 20, 2014) – As the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prepares to kick off its 75th anniversary in 2015, the organization is launching a new hashtag on November 3, 2014 to celebrate the milestone and engage the public in participating. Who:… Read more »

Black Press Hosts Leadership Awards Reception

  by LaTrina Antoine Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The National Newspapers Publishers Association recognized four individuals for their leadership skills in the Black Community and also highlighted the significance and need that the Black Press still has in America at their Leadership Awards Reception Sept. 25. The event, which was hosted… Read more »

September 30, 2014 News Comments Off

NNPA Reporter Jazelle Hunt Awarded National Health Fellowship

  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, recently completed week-long training at the University of Southern California as one of 14 journalists awarded a 2014 National Health Fellowship. Hunt, a Howard University graduate who has been employed by the NNPA News Service since last year,… Read more »

Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Last of 5 Parts

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Our voice for the cause of freedom, justice, equality, and empowerment is the consistent voice of struggle and self-determination representing the interests of 45 million Black Americans and others who yearn for a better quality of life. The Black Press of America, primarily through local and regional… Read more »

Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part IV

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   To publish a document is to establish a permanent record for the future.  To publish a newspaper is to preserve an official record of the news and perspectives of a particular period, which is useful today and in the future. The Black Press has been around since… Read more »


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