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May 19, 2019

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Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show to end in June

Defender News Network

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Steve Harvey’s popular daytime talk show Steve is coming to an end.According to Variety, the talk show will end its run in June. This comes after Kelly Clarkson’s upcoming daytime show, set to launch this fall, was moved into the daytime slots occupied by Harvey’s show. […read more]

This Year Real Men Cook will celebrate 30 years of celebrating men on Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, 2019, with cookouts in three major cities. It has become one of the premiere events for African American men and their families to participate in or attend in Chicago.

Real Men Cook to celebrate generosity at 30-year Father’s Day milestone

Chicago Crusader

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Real Men Cook–Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event — marks its 30-year  milestone this year. The food-tasting event’s purpose is to uplift families, promote wellness and highlight positive Black male engagement. This year’s celebration is being held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Hales Franciscan, an all-male high school located at 4930 S. Cottage Grove, in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. […read more]

Graduates of the Spelman College Class of 2017 (Photo Credit: Spelman College)

Atlanta HBCU commencements targeted by racist Westboro Baptist Church

HBCU

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Over the past four years students of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark-Atlanta University have labored for educational and personal development in pursuit of their degrees. But this year the upcoming commencement and baccalaureate ceremonies at these Atlanta HBCUs have been targeted for a hateful protest by the religious hate group known as the Westboro Baptist Church. […read more]

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“People set to die in prison are now free. Our clients weren’t even on this selective list the Sentencing Commission sent out or on federal defenders’ radars. In fact, we have copies of letters federal defenders sent some of our clients telling them they weren’t even eligible for relief under the First Step Act – but we got them free. Our work in 90 days is historic. We picked some up from prison. We gave re-entry stipends. We continue to support them upon release.” Said Anne Branigin. (Photo: The Decarceration Collective)
In the Spotlight

“Black Girl Magic”: Black Women Lawyers Freed 17 Inmates Serving Life Sentences, Receive Financing Assistance from Kim Kardashian

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Let’s pause here to give a little credit where credit is due. Freeing 17 prisoners – all of whom were serving life sentences without parole – is impressive and commendable and the result of a campaign – 90 Days of Freedom – launched by Kardashian’s attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, a black woman,” Anne Branigin wrote for The Grapevine. The Decarceration Collective’s MiAngel Cody, another black female lawyer, also collaborated on the project. “If we wanted to go back even further, it’s worth knowing the viral Mic video on Alice Marie Johnson that moved Kardashian to act was facilitated by – you guessed it – a black woman, Topeka Sam.” […read more]

National News

“People set to die in prison are now free. Our clients weren’t even on this selective list the Sentencing Commission sent out or on federal defenders’ radars. In fact, we have copies of letters federal defenders sent some of our clients telling them they weren’t even eligible for relief under the First Step Act – but we got them free. Our work in 90 days is historic. We picked some up from prison. We gave re-entry stipends. We continue to support them upon release.” Said Anne Branigin. (Photo: The Decarceration Collective)
#NNPA BlackPress

“Black Girl Magic”: Black Women Lawyers Freed 17 Inmates Serving Life Sentences, Receive Financing Assistance from Kim Kardashian

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Let’s pause here to give a little credit where credit is due. Freeing 17 prisoners – all of whom were serving life sentences without parole – is impressive and commendable and the result of a campaign – 90 Days of Freedom – launched by Kardashian’s attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, a black woman,” Anne Branigin wrote for The Grapevine. The Decarceration Collective’s MiAngel Cody, another black female lawyer, also collaborated on the project. “If we wanted to go back even further, it’s worth knowing the viral Mic video on Alice Marie Johnson that moved Kardashian to act was facilitated by – you guessed it – a black woman, Topeka Sam.” […read more]

“Four years after the brutal arrest and death of Sandra Bland, we just now learned that she filmed her arrest,” Journalist and Activist Shaun King wrote on his blog for Black America Web.
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New Cellphone Video Deepens Concerns about Sandra Bland’s Death

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “When Sandra Bland saw that Officer Brian Encinia had crossed multiple lines, and was there to do much more than simply give her a ticket, she grabbed her phone and began filming him. The video is just 39 seconds long, but it’s literally the most important piece of evidence in the case not just against Brian Encinia, but against the Waller County jail, and the local prosecutors who concealed it.” Activist Shaun King wrote on his blog for Black America Web. […read more]

Op-Ed / Commentary

“Four years after the brutal arrest and death of Sandra Bland, we just now learned that she filmed her arrest,” Journalist and Activist Shaun King wrote on his blog for Black America Web.
#NNPA BlackPress

New Cellphone Video Deepens Concerns about Sandra Bland’s Death

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “When Sandra Bland saw that Officer Brian Encinia had crossed multiple lines, and was there to do much more than simply give her a ticket, she grabbed her phone and began filming him. The video is just 39 seconds long, but it’s literally the most important piece of evidence in the case not just against Brian Encinia, but against the Waller County jail, and the local prosecutors who concealed it.” Activist Shaun King wrote on his blog for Black America Web. […read more]

Jamestown to Jamestown represents one of the most powerful moments in the history of the Black Experience. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
#NNPA BlackPress

OP-ED: Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

NNPA NEWSWIRE — To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans’ arrival in the United States, NAACP leaders, activists and entertainers will travel from Jamestown, Virginia, to Jamestown, Accra, as part of Ghana’s “Year of Return” initiative. Jamestown to Jamestown represents one of the most powerful moments in the history of the Black Experience. […read more]

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Entertainment

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Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show to end in June

Defender News Network

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Steve Harvey’s popular daytime talk show Steve is coming to an end.According to Variety, the talk show will end its run in June. This comes after Kelly Clarkson’s upcoming daytime show, set to launch this fall, was moved into the daytime slots occupied by Harvey’s show. […read more]

Marsha Ambrosius (Submitted photo)

Marsha Ambrosius’ Black hair magic

Entertainment

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — Marsha Ambrosius has been serving vocal magic and hair goals for nearly two decades. She first hit the scene as one-half of the R&B/poetry duo Floetry in 2003, reigning as a natural hair icon before it was even a thing. […read more]

Atlanta Voice

Black writer promotes diversity in the comic book industry

ATLANTA VOICE — Lack of Black representation in the comic book world is what writer Devyn Nicole is attempting to remedy with her comic “Zara: The Beginning.” Under her comic book production company, Heroic Icon Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based writer is fighting to add more color and diversity into an industry that has been lacking for decades. […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

FILM REVIEW — AVENGERS: END GAME

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The movie, during its three hours run time, pretty much covers every unanswered question from the past and reveals the future for each remaining member of the Marvel Comics Universe, ending with the bang of a fireworks show where Marvel throws up everything they’ve got in their final battle with Thanos. The end result will have you ooooing and ahhing. […read more]

Education

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Black Voice News

Hennessey Fellows Program Commits $10 million to HBCU’s

BLACK VOICE NEWS — Last month, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Hennessy & Co., introduced the Hennessy Fellows Program. The new initiative commits an unprecedented $10M to be awarded to high-achieving graduate students. The fellowship awards will be available to students in a variety of undergraduate majors from liberal arts to sciences and engineering. To apply students must be from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). […read more]

MC Lyte stands with scholarship recipients/ Courtesy Hip Hop Sisters Network
#NNPA BlackPress

MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…once I received the MC Lyte #EducateOURMen Scholarship to Dillard, I knew that I was destined to have a fulfilling college experience that was beyond my wildest dreams and I cannot thank MC Lyte, Lynn Richardson and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation enough for investing in me and being one of my strongest support systems,” said Joshua Williams, a valedictorian at historically Black Dillard University. […read more]

Wearing red, teachers at H.G. Hill Middle School pose with signs May 1, 2019. They want a raise six times more than the 3% Mayor David Briley has offered.
Economy

MNPS Teachers Call for Day of Action on 5/16/19!

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE —  Metro Nashville Public Schools’ (MNPS) teachers across Nashville have organized a “Day of Action” that includes rallies and a march on Thursday, May 16th. Led by a coalition of Sick MNPS Teachers and Nashville Red4Ed, the action will coincide with the first presentation of the MNPS budget to Metro Council. […read more]

Health

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Chicago Crusader

COMMENTARY: Here’s why regular fasting might work for you

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The warm temperatures and increased physical activity that come with spring and summer means many people will be eating less.That means it could be a good time to introduce intermittent fasting (IF) to your lifestyle. Of all the things I have done to improve my health, IF has been the easiest and made the most difference. […read more]

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Dallas Post Tribune

5 Ways Climate Change Affects The Mental Health Of Young People

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — The European Parliament’s recent ban on single-use plastic products was hailed as a positive step in the world’s battle against climate change.Yet at the same time, younger generations around the world want to see more government action. Deeply concerned about their future as dire forecasts of a worsening environment continue, students from across the globe keep protesting. And while the threats often associated with climate change are to physical health, homes, the air, water, and economy, psychologists says the toll it takes on young people’s mental health can’t be ignored. […read more]

l-r Dr Joseph Webb, Sandra Peach, Wilford Fuqua and Mayor David Briley. (photo by Roland’s Photography)
Health

Nashville General Hospital celebrates 129 years of service and recognizes employees

NASHVILLE PRIDE — City officials gathered to recognize Nashville General Hospital for the quality service they provide. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Nashville General Hospital (NGH) welcomed community leaders, faith-leaders, volunteers, cancer survivors, and elected officials including Metro Council members Fabian Bedne and Burkley Allen, for breakfast to celebrate the 129th anniversary of Nashville’s original city hospital. […read more]

Sports

Dwyane “D-Wade” Wade and Gabrielle Union. (Image source: Instagram – @gabunion)
Family

Dwyane Wade thanks Gabrielle Union for not dumping him

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Most observers thought the power couple’s relationship would instantly implode. However, the 46-year-old “Being Mary Jane” star found it within herself to forgive him after being put in an “impossible situation.” And D-Wade thanked “Gabby” profusely for making him a better man, father and son and for making life “fun.” […read more]

In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight.
#NNPA BlackPress

Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …Ice Cube is looking to take the next step in not only raising the profile of his professional basketball brand, but his personal profile as a Black business mogul. In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight. […read more]

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“People set to die in prison are now free. Our clients weren’t even on this selective list the Sentencing Commission sent out or on federal defenders’ radars. In fact, we have copies of letters federal defenders sent some of our clients telling them they weren’t even eligible for relief under the First Step Act – but we got them free. Our work in 90 days is historic. We picked some up from prison. We gave re-entry stipends. We continue to support them upon release.” Said Anne Branigin. (Photo: The Decarceration Collective)
#NNPA BlackPress

“Black Girl Magic”: Black Women Lawyers Freed 17 Inmates Serving Life Sentences, Receive Financing Assistance from Kim Kardashian

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Let’s pause here to give a little credit where credit is due. Freeing 17 prisoners – all of whom were serving life sentences without parole – is impressive and commendable and the result of a campaign – 90 Days of Freedom – launched by Kardashian’s attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, a black woman,” Anne Branigin wrote for The Grapevine. The Decarceration Collective’s MiAngel Cody, another black female lawyer, also collaborated on the project. “If we wanted to go back even further, it’s worth knowing the viral Mic video on Alice Marie Johnson that moved Kardashian to act was facilitated by – you guessed it – a black woman, Topeka Sam.” […read more]

“Four years after the brutal arrest and death of Sandra Bland, we just now learned that she filmed her arrest,” Journalist and Activist Shaun King wrote on his blog for Black America Web.
#NNPA BlackPress

New Cellphone Video Deepens Concerns about Sandra Bland’s Death

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “When Sandra Bland saw that Officer Brian Encinia had crossed multiple lines, and was there to do much more than simply give her a ticket, she grabbed her phone and began filming him. The video is just 39 seconds long, but it’s literally the most important piece of evidence in the case not just against Brian Encinia, but against the Waller County jail, and the local prosecutors who concealed it.” Activist Shaun King wrote on his blog for Black America Web. […read more]

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