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Premiere Black Women’s Organization Spearheads International Change

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Our mission is to convene hearings and conversations that evaluate the impact of current public policy and initiate new policies that address major threats to the well-being of Black women, their families and communities. We are a membership driven organization with a seat at the table for all those who believe as we do, that it is our duty to help make life better for others.” […read more]

Marker in Front of Tutwiler Funeral Home, Photo: Thomas R Machnitzki (thomas@machnitzki.com)/Wikimedia Commons
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COMMENTARY: Emmett Till, Violence, Voting Rights and Education Policy

NNPA NEWSWIRE — ESSA represents an opportunity to establish a more equitable playing field but the Trump administration’s 2019 federal budget proposes cutting $3 billion from the Education Department while investing over a billion dollars in school choice programs. More than 90 percent of students in the United States attend public schools, and, as of 2014, attendance in America’s public schools is majority-minority. […read more]

Chicago Crusader

COMMENTARY: Wakanda Now!

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The Marvel movie, Black Panther, has been an outstanding cultural phenomenon. It has broken records at the box office and has shown doubters that a movie about Black people can be economically powerful. The movie also provided an opportunity for a number of African Americans to advance their acting careers. It has some tried and true regulars, as well as some newer faces who will no doubt be seen again. […read more]

L-R) Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram pose for a photo during media day at the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo, Calf. (Photo by J. Diaz/Lakers.com)
Los Angeles Sentinel

LeBron James Tempers Expectations in Lakers’ Return to Competitiveness

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The Los Angeles Lakers held media day on Monday, Sept. 24. It was different from just one year prior as dozens of media members filed into the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo eagerly awaiting the first signs of LeBron James. It was the first time James addressed media since signing a $153.3 million contract to become a Los Angeles Laker. […read more]

Anyone can be a dad for a day, but being a real father is a completely different challenge.
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COMMENTARY: When a Father…

NNPA NEWSWIRE — We sons observe our fathers in awe at first, because of the size differential. But as the luster of the bluster wears off, sons see exactly what kind of man their fathers are by the way they treat and care for the women in their lives – their wives, their sons’ mothers, other relatives. […read more]

Elliot Twins in Minneapolis
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Mpls. Mayor and City Council Can Stop MPHA’s Plan to Privatize Elliot Twins

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN – RECORDER — The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is currently attempting to privatize the Elliot Twins, two mid-rise public housing buildings in Elliot Park, using a HUD program called RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration). These buildings are located in South Minneapolis’ Ward 6 where Abdi Warsame serves as a city council member. […read more]

Dr. Ben Chavis
Charleston Chronicle

Norton to Introduce Bill Requiring Federal Agencies to Advertise with Minority-Owned Media

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she will introduce a bill to require all federal agencies to include in their annual budget requests to Congress the amount they spent in the most recent fiscal year on advertising contracts with newspapers and media companies owned by minorities and women. […read more]

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Betsy DeVos Slammed for Wanting to Use ESSA Funds to Purchase Guns in School

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights… we write to share our significant concern regarding the Department’s reported contemplation of the use of Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants provided to states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for purchasing firearms and firearms training for school staff…” […read more]

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NNPA Awards Dr. Wally Smith for Outstanding Leadership

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Dr. Wally Smith’s tireless efforts are among the many reasons the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) awarded the physician with a 2018 National Leadership Award for outstanding contributions in addressing the issues concerning SCD, which predominately affects those of African ancestry. […read more]

Detroit Pistons head coach chatting with Michigan Chronicle publisher Hiram E. Jackson. PHOTO: Monica Morgan
Business

New Faces, New Places Reception Showcases Black Representation in Detroit

MICHIGAN CHRONICLE — The private event was held at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in midtown Detroit Thursday night, welcoming the city’s newest power players to Detroit. While the city is going through its resurgence and renaissance, there are a multitude of African-Americans who have stayed in Detroit through its hardships and many others who have been influential in its revival. […read more]

Mayor Andrew Gillum
Politics

Gillum Faces Formidable Odds But Can Still Be Elected Governor Of Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES — The day after the Aug. 28 primary elections in which Andrew Gillum became the first African American nominee for Florida governor, his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, stated, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” […read more]

Art

PRESS ROOM: The Wilds Of The Jungle Book Will Visit Cincinnati This Fall

CINCINNATI HERALD — The new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved story features a rambunctious, curious and silly Mowgli who is lost in the wilds of the jungle, where he is adopted by Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. […read more]

Bengals’ tackle Cordy Glenn goes to work in the Bengal’s Thursday Night Football game against Baltimore.
Cincinnati Herald

Glenn is the Anchor Cincy Needed

CINCINNATI HERALD — Anyone that knows football knows that a quarterback is the single most valuable asset on a football team. When the draft comes around you can pick the wrong position player at any other position. You pick the wrong quarterback the team is in trouble. […read more]