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April 25, 2019
  • Morgan A. Owens
    #NNPA BlackPress

    COMMENTARY: Don’t Skip the Work

    NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Too often, I see clients and others give up because life is not going their way, but then when asked, “Did you do XYZ?” they only did X. You can’t skip to the next level without mastering the level you are on currently. Often, we get wrapped up in someone else’s’ journey and want to compare theirs to ours. Truth is, you never know what work they did behind the scenes to get to where they are today. People only show you what they want to show you. The struggle and work are often left out.” […read more]

  • Photo: Ida B. Wells Society
    #NNPA BlackPress

    Underrepresented: The Ida B. Wells Society Provides Investigative Reporter Training to Black Journalists

    NNPA NEWSWIRE — Challenging these disparities and presenting new opportunities for journalists of color, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, is embarking on a nationwide training program. The program’s primary goal is the development of Black investigative journalists, the specialty where Blacks are most underrepresented within newsrooms throughout the United States. […read more]

  • Photo by: milwaukeetimesnews.com
    Education

    MPS students promote peace through United Nations world fair

    MILWAUKEE TIMES WEEKLY — Students from 13 MPS schools took charge of the UWM Panther Arena on April 11 to share their knowledge of countries across the globe. Student displays included photos, maps, and important facts about each country and culture. Projects dug deep to explore the strengths and challenges of each nation and the role each country plays in its region or continent. The world fair was the culmination of the year’s United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) program, which is implemented in 13 MPS schools. […read more]

  • (l-r) Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke and Norfolk Delegate Jay Jones.
    New Journal and Guide

    O’Rourke In Norfolk

    NEW JOURNAL AND GUIDE — 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke campaigned in Norfolk on Tuesday (April 16). with a stop at Charlie’s American Café on Granby St. Beto (as he is affectionately known) was greeted and joined by Norfolk Delegate Jay Jones. […read more]

TODAY IN THE BLACK PRESS…

Morgan A. Owens

COMMENTARY: Don’t Skip the Work

#NNPA BlackPress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Too often, I see clients and others give up because life is not going their way, but then when asked, “Did you do XYZ?” they only did X. You can’t skip to the next level without mastering the level you are on currently. Often, we get wrapped up in someone else’s’ journey and want to compare theirs to ours. Truth is, you never know what work they did behind the scenes to get to where they are today. People only show you what they want to show you. The struggle and work are often left out.” […read more]

Photo: Ida B. Wells Society

Underrepresented: The Ida B. Wells Society Provides Investigative Reporter Training to Black Journalists

#NNPA BlackPress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Challenging these disparities and presenting new opportunities for journalists of color, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, is embarking on a nationwide training program. The program’s primary goal is the development of Black investigative journalists, the specialty where Blacks are most underrepresented within newsrooms throughout the United States. […read more]

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National News

#NNPA BlackPress

FILM REVIEW: Avengers: Endgame

NNPA NEWSWIRE — It’s been about a year since Avengers: Infinity War premiered, and Marvel comic fanatics have been waiting for this reckoning ever since. Their anticipation is so strong it would be hard for any well-intentioned film to live up to their expectations. But this new, self-contained episode does. It’s even more riveting than its predecessor as it heaps on the challenges and pushes plotlines forward. If admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery, Tony Stark’s (Iron Man) words mean a lot: “We lost.” […read more]

President Donald Trump (Photo by: Gage Skidmore | Wiki Commons)
Atlanta Voice

Top five keys from the Mueller Report

ATLANTA VOICE — Trump tried to influence the investigation, but his staff (kind of) held him back: The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests. […read more]

This case is part of a nationwide movement against the criminalization of homelessness, spearheaded by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and more than 850 groups and individuals who have endorsed the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
#NNPA BlackPress

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Judge Berzon, in her opinion, notes that the decision, while important, is unlikely to impose dire consequences on cities. “The distressing homelessness problem…has grown into a crisis for many reasons, among them the cost of housing, the drying up of affordable care for people with mental illness, and the failure to provide adequate treatment for drug addiction. The crisis continued to burgeon while ordinances forbidding sleeping in public were on the books and sometimes enforced.” […read more]

Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest project MALVEAUX! On UDCTV is available on youtube.com. For booking, wholesale inquiries or for more info visit www.juliannemalveaux.com
#NNPA BlackPress

COMMENTARY: Who Gains When Democracy is Destroyed?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Why are so many so silent, though? These are people who say they love democracy, but their truth is that they love it only when it works for them. So, while they cringe privately, they cower publicly, understanding full well that they work for a racist, crook, and tyrant who will suppress democracy at any cost. What do they gain?” […read more]

Op-Ed / Commentary

Morgan A. Owens
#NNPA BlackPress

COMMENTARY: Don’t Skip the Work

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Too often, I see clients and others give up because life is not going their way, but then when asked, “Did you do XYZ?” they only did X. You can’t skip to the next level without mastering the level you are on currently. Often, we get wrapped up in someone else’s’ journey and want to compare theirs to ours. Truth is, you never know what work they did behind the scenes to get to where they are today. People only show you what they want to show you. The struggle and work are often left out.” […read more]

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Coming together in Support for a Better New Orleans for All

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — It is again springtime in New Orleans. Which means people across our City will be outside using the many amazing parks and other outdoor facilities enjoying the Big Easy and all it has to offer its citizens. On May 4, 2019 there is millage proposal renewal on the ballot and Data News Weekly believes it is good for our City and we encourage our readers and citizens across the City to get out and vote YES to PW Parks and Recreation – 6.31 Mills Tax. […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

PRESS ROOM: Professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Launches “Conversation Peace,” His First-Ever Tour of HBCUs

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Conversation Peace” is designed to illuminate the historical and current relationship between African Americans and Jews, and spur spirited discussion and dialogue among student guests. The “Conversation Peace” HBCU tour is a presentation of the Philos Project, a national organization part of whose vision and objective is to reach young people—notably future black thought-leaders—to build stronger alliances and foster a better understanding of Israel and geo-political issues. […read more]

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Entertainment

FILM REVIEW: Avengers: Endgame

#NNPA BlackPress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — It’s been about a year since Avengers: Infinity War premiered, and Marvel comic fanatics have been waiting for this reckoning ever since. Their anticipation is so strong it would be hard for any well-intentioned film to live up to their expectations. But this new, self-contained episode does. It’s even more riveting than its predecessor as it heaps on the challenges and pushes plotlines forward. If admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery, Tony Stark’s (Iron Man) words mean a lot: “We lost.” […read more]

Rootflix is available for online streaming with a monthly subscription of $5. Filmmakers, email info@rootflix.com for submissions.

Nollywood Screening Gets a Facelift with Rootflix

#NNPA BlackPress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The African Film Industry is also known as Nollywood (Nigerian Cinema). The colloquialism was first used in the early 2000’s, and, according to Forbes, had surpassed the once popular Bollywood (Hindi Cinema) by 2011, making it the second largest in the world. However, there were still distribution issues for novice and budding filmmakers. […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

COMMENTARY: Nipsey’s life: A hussle that motivates, resonates around the globe

THE FINAL CALL — From buying up the block, to creating businesses that employed Black people, aimed to educate them, and give them a space to be creative and help develop and realize their dreams, Nipsey Hussle was a man of the people because he was a man who saw what their needs were and took it upon himself to do what he could to help provide opportunities and a platform for others, because at one point in his life, he was looking for someone to give him the same opportunities and guidance. His death has seemed to galvanize the Black community, and this was evidenced by the recent gang truce that happened in the wake of his death. […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “You know, there’s a point in your career where you take whatever you can get. And then early on in my career, I realized, oh, I don’t want to do that. I actually want to do certain kinds of roles,” says the Trinidadian born actress. “You then begin to be brave enough to begin to say no to certain things. And then there comes a time, when you reach a point in your career where you intuitively choose certain kinds of work. I’m so pleased to be at that point and that I’m still relevant,” she adds. […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

FILM REVIEW: Fast Color

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Fast Color crosses too many genres to be good in any specific one and that wreaks havoc on an audience’s attention. There are wondrous sci-fi elements: the skies produce a multitude of colors somewhat like the Northern Lights. Thriller aspects fluctuate: Sometimes Ruth is scared by the number of trackers who follow her, and sometimes not. […read more]

El Mundo

DJ Yasmina has rocked the stage across the US and internationally

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. Australian-born Yasmina Angele — known professionally as DJ Yasmina — came to the United States a few years ago to pursue her music career. Rolling out recently caught up with DJ Yasmina to learn more about how she got started and how far music has taken her around the world. […read more]

Education

Photo: Ida B. Wells Society
#NNPA BlackPress

Underrepresented: The Ida B. Wells Society Provides Investigative Reporter Training to Black Journalists

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Challenging these disparities and presenting new opportunities for journalists of color, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, is embarking on a nationwide training program. The program’s primary goal is the development of Black investigative journalists, the specialty where Blacks are most underrepresented within newsrooms throughout the United States. […read more]

Photo by: milwaukeetimesnews.com
Education

MPS students promote peace through United Nations world fair

MILWAUKEE TIMES WEEKLY — Students from 13 MPS schools took charge of the UWM Panther Arena on April 11 to share their knowledge of countries across the globe. Student displays included photos, maps, and important facts about each country and culture. Projects dug deep to explore the strengths and challenges of each nation and the role each country plays in its region or continent. The world fair was the culmination of the year’s United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) program, which is implemented in 13 MPS schools. […read more]

Photo by: charlestonchronicle.net
Charleston Chronicle

Fixing Charleston Schools – A Maze That Won’t Be Conquered In A Day

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — South Carolina Department of Education recently reported eight of the state’s lowest performing schools are located in Charleston County School District Constituent School District 4, the North Area. Don’t try to find that in the annual state report card on schools. The S.C. Dept. of Education’s website is an intricate maze that leaves many information seekers wondering if its complexity is intentionally designed to hide such facts. But CCSD officials admit the reports are accurate. […read more]

Health

Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE, CEO, Nashville General Hospital
Health

OP-ED: From the Desk of Nashville General’s CEO

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Chronic Care Model, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Population Health Management, Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim, Malcolm Baldridge, 4DX.  If you’ve never heard of these terms, then more than likely, we have not had the pleasure of meeting to talk about the great things happening at Nashville General Hospital. […read more]

John Singleton was a featured speaker at the Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment (RIDE) conference in 2017. (Photo credit: Steed Media Group)
Film

John Singleton and 5 things Black men need to know to avoid a stroke

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Oscar-nominated director John Singleton remains hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke, according to numerous media outlets. As such, the 51-year-old director has become part of an alarming health statistic, as Black men are twice as likely to suffer strokes than their White counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. […read more]

Photo: From L-R: Angela Marshall, Chair, Board of Directors, BWHI, Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, BWHI, Virginia Harris, President, NCBW, Seretha Tinsley, 1st Vice President of Programs, NCBW, Stacey D. Stewart, President, March of Dimes, and Mia Keeys, Health Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Courtesy of The Black Women’s Health Imperative
#NNPA BlackPress

Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Our strategic partnerships with progressive and powerful organizations like the National Coalition of 100 Black Women are vital to achieving our mission because they provide the amplification needed to reach more Black women with life-saving information and resources,” said Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, The Black Women’s Health Imperative. […read more]

Dozens of neighborhood residents attend a community conversation at Ascension St. Joseph about how to make their community healthier, one of four conversations hosted by Ascension Wisconsin in January.
Community

Ascension St. Joseph Continues Work to Improve Health Equity

MILWAUKEE COURIER — New services and programs continue to be added at Ascension St. Joseph while Ascension Wisconsin continues to formulate a plan to improve the health of residents in the Sherman Park and West Burleigh Street neighborhoods. Over the last eight months, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through patient interviews, community conversations, a Community Health Needs Assessment and 161 interviews with individuals, as well as community organizations. […read more]

Teeth infographic. Gum disease stages. Editable vector illustration in modern style. Medical concept in natural colors on a light green background. Keep your teeth healthy!
Advice

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Bleeding gums are one of the most common signs that something is wrong in your mouth.  While we may brush bleeding gums under the rug and assume that we are brushing and flossing to aggressively, healthy gums shouldn’t bleed easily.  […read more]

Sports

Photo by: Pexels.com
Black History

Overlooked History Made at NCAA Final Four

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — There was some overlooked history made at this year’s NCAA Final Four. It wasn’t just that Virginia finally won an NCAA men’s title, or that they went from being the first number one seed to lose to a 16th seed one season and then the next year become a champion. No, the real history came at the top of the ladder for the respective schools. Both Virginia and Auburn, who played a thrilling one-point semifinal game decided on a controversial call, had Black athletic directors. […read more]

Tennessee State University Campus (Photo by: tnstate.edu)
HBCU

Tennessee State University’s big blue spirit part of NFL draft

NASHVILLE PRIDE — Tennessee State University’s Big Blue spirit will be part of the NFL Draft when it comes to the Music City on April 25.The university’s renowned Aristocrat of Bands is in a promotional advertising the draft. But probably the biggest display of TSU spirit will take place on April 27 when Tigers linebacker Christion Abercrombie announces the fifth-round pick for the Tennessee Titans. […read more]

Transportation / AutoNetwork on BlackPressUSA

Inside the new Silverado is an interior that has been stretched and widened to accommodate people and equipment in comfort. I was a little disappointed in some of the material choices in my LT Double cab, but the revision gets an A. It’s more modern and despite some materials, has a more upscale look.
#NNPA BlackPress

AUTO REVIEW: 2019 Silverado Double Cab Pickup

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…Most folks purchase trucks as their main source of transportation, even if the vehicles are used for work. The Silverado can certainly put in work, but it has a very relaxed feel on the highway. The suspension soaks up bumps with aplomb and despite being larger and wider, the truck doesn’t drive big.” […read more]

The Nautilus does not scream at you but instead exudes an upscale, luxurious look. It has the corporate face shared by the Continental and Navigator, but for me seems to make the best use of the face.
#NNPA BlackPress

AUTO REVIEW: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus review

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…About those seats. If Lincoln gets out the car business, it should dive head first into the luxury furniture market. These seats were fabulous. The rear seats reclined and the manual controls to do so were so easy to reach it was scary. Why aren’t all automobiles built like this? The comfort level was something special.” […read more]

The 2020 Soul has a sleeker design, more power, a better ride and more models. There are now six trim lines: the LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, EX-Designer Collection and that does not include the Soul EV.
#NNPA BlackPress

AUTO REVIEW: 2020 Kia Soul

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The 2020 Kia Soul maintains its boxy shape; I don’t know that it would be a Soul without it. And Kia continued to call it an urban runabout. It has virtually annihilated its competitors but more in the form of crossovers are here and are or on their way. What Kia wanted to do with the next generation was to keep the Soul fun to drive, functional and funky. They pretty much hit all three marks. […read more]

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Photo: Ida B. Wells Society
#NNPA BlackPress

Underrepresented: The Ida B. Wells Society Provides Investigative Reporter Training to Black Journalists

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Challenging these disparities and presenting new opportunities for journalists of color, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, is embarking on a nationwide training program. The program’s primary goal is the development of Black investigative journalists, the specialty where Blacks are most underrepresented within newsrooms throughout the United States. […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

FILM REVIEW: Avengers: Endgame

NNPA NEWSWIRE — It’s been about a year since Avengers: Infinity War premiered, and Marvel comic fanatics have been waiting for this reckoning ever since. Their anticipation is so strong it would be hard for any well-intentioned film to live up to their expectations. But this new, self-contained episode does. It’s even more riveting than its predecessor as it heaps on the challenges and pushes plotlines forward. If admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery, Tony Stark’s (Iron Man) words mean a lot: “We lost.” […read more]

Rootflix is available for online streaming with a monthly subscription of $5. Filmmakers, email info@rootflix.com for submissions.
#NNPA BlackPress

Nollywood Screening Gets a Facelift with Rootflix

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The African Film Industry is also known as Nollywood (Nigerian Cinema). The colloquialism was first used in the early 2000’s, and, according to Forbes, had surpassed the once popular Bollywood (Hindi Cinema) by 2011, making it the second largest in the world. However, there were still distribution issues for novice and budding filmmakers. […read more]

This case is part of a nationwide movement against the criminalization of homelessness, spearheaded by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and more than 850 groups and individuals who have endorsed the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
#NNPA BlackPress

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Judge Berzon, in her opinion, notes that the decision, while important, is unlikely to impose dire consequences on cities. “The distressing homelessness problem…has grown into a crisis for many reasons, among them the cost of housing, the drying up of affordable care for people with mental illness, and the failure to provide adequate treatment for drug addiction. The crisis continued to burgeon while ordinances forbidding sleeping in public were on the books and sometimes enforced.” […read more]

The bigger the Mazda the sleeker the look; thus, with the CX-5, a midsize crossover, the smooth flowing design was more distinct. But there was far more to the experience of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 than the way it looked. (Photo: Frank Washington / AboutThatCar.com
#NNPA BlackPress

AUTO REVIEW: 2019 Mazda CX-5

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Mazda certainly has struck a chord with its CX-5 crossover. I went to the barbershop to get the little hair I have left cut and a manicurist, and her customer, stopped me as I entered and asked me the make of the vehicle I had parked in front. […read more]

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