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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 »

Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part III

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell (D-Md.) once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to defend and to support Black-owned businesses in the United States.” Mitchell was an outstanding freedom fighter and one of the original founders of the… Read more »

NNPA President’s Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

National Newspaper Publishers Association @NNPABlackPress #NNPA #BPUSA #VoiceofBlackAmerica For Immediate Release: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Interim President and CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association 1816 12th Street, NW, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20009 July 3, 2014 Washington, DC – Yesterday, July 2, 2014 marked the solemn 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing into… Read more »

Hall of Famer: Charles Cherry Sr.

The Florida Courier’s founder and first publisher is recognized by the Florida newspaper trade organization for his service to the newspaper industry, Black Floridians, and the state of Florida. Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier Florida Courier and Daytona Times founder Charles W. Cherry, Sr., will be inducted posthumously into the Florida Press… Read more »

NNPA Presents Willie Brown with Legacy Award

  PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious Legacy Award last week for his distinguished public service. The award was presented to Brown at the NNPA’s annual convention here. After recounting his days as a paperboy for the Bay area’ s Sun-Reporter,… Read more »

St. Louis American Wins NNPA Best Newspaper Award

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – The St. Louis American has won the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Russwurm/Senstacke Trophy for general excellence for the third consecutive year, it was announced Thursday night at the NNPA’s annual convention here. It was the Missouri newspaper’s 8th time winning the NNPA ‘s top award in the past… Read more »

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Named NNPA Interim President and CEO

PORTLAND, OREGON – (NNPA) – Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the… Read more »

Hip Hop Leaders Form Partnership with NNPA

  By Jimmie Davis, Jr. Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry… Read more »

New Tobacco ‘Apology’ Ads Plan Still Excludes Most Black Media

  By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine White-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco ‘apology’ ads but shut out more than 90 percent… Read more »

NNPA’s Cloves Campbell and Leading Black Publishers Trace Their African Roots with AfricanAncestry.com

Contact: Nichole Taylor taylor@taylorcommunicationsgroup.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NNPA’S CLOVES CAMPBELL AND LEADING BLACK PUBLISHERS TRACE THEIR AFRICAN ROOTS WITH AFRICANANCESTRY.COM WASHINGTON, DC (April 2014) – Cloves C. Campbell, National Newspaper Publishers Association Chairman and Publisher of the Arizona Informant, learned that he shares ancestry with the Bamileke people of present-day Cameroon during the NNPA’s Foundation Black Press Week… Read more »

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