In a candid, wide-ranging conversation, Lebron-Harville shares with us how a career in the music industry, a near death experience — where she was advised to get her financial house in order — and a gesture of love for two of her sons, reluctantly drove her to the high-stakes, money-draining pastime.
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PRESS ROOM: Melissa Harville-Lebron, Who Joins A Sisterhood Of Just Two Black NASCAR Team Owners, Talks To SiriusXM’s ‘Auto Trends’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — As Black History Month winds down and we gradually shift gears toward Women’s History Month, we are honored to have a two-part conversation with Melissa Lebron-Harville. The trendsetter is one of two Black women to ever own a licensed NASCAR team. […read more]

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The letter was signed by House Committee on Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal and Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…To make matters worse, all three of the major consumer credit reporting bureaus have used this breach of consumer data and consumer trust to sell products they are marketing as identity theft protection. It certainly appears they are capitalizing on consumers’ fear and desperation, despite the fact that there are many free tools that consumers can use to protect their credit.” […read more]

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and www.billfletcherjr.com. He is the author of the new mystery The Man Who Fell From the Sky.
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COMMENTARY: The Tax Surprise

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…when it comes to taxes, much of the public hears what it wants to hear. If someone says that there will be a cut and they can provide minimal evidence to that effect, such an argument can be a winner. Even when one demonstrates that it is a lie, the possibility of tax relief serves as a seductive song that softens the brain.” […read more]

Dr. Brooks will walk the Red Carpet on Saturday, March 30, in Los Angeles where she’ll find out if her nomination turns into a win at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.
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Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author and Emmy Award Winner, Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Dr. Sheila Brooks, the founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, a full service Washington, D.C.-based advertising and marketing agency, has earned an Image Award nomination in Outstanding Literary Work as one of the authors, (along with Clint C. Wilson) of the new book, “Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice.” […read more]

David Casey, the vice president of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health
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CVS Officials Talk Project Health, Black Press at Rainbow Push Wall Street Conference

NNPA NEWSWIRE — David Casey, the vice president of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health, joined other CVS Health representatives at Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York where, among other things, care providers demonstrated the company’s pop-up health screenings – known as Project Health. […read more]

The 2019 Academy Award Oscar® Nominations have been announced.
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Oscars 2019: The Burton Wire Crib Sheet

THE BURTON WIRE — We’ll be looking to see if seminal filmmaker Spike Lee will finally take home an Oscar in a competitive category. Spike Lee’s longtime costume designer Ruth E. Carter is nominated in the Best Costume Design category for her amazing work on Marvel’s and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Hannah Beachler could also make #BlackGirlMagic if she wins the best set design award, also for Black Panther. Black Panther isn’t the only superhero film nominated. Peter Ramsey may be the first black person to win the Best Animated Feature for Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse. If that doesn’t float your boat, then RaMell Ross could very well win best documentary feature for Hale County: This Morning, This Evening. […read more]

(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA). Photos of missing children: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city [and around the country],” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.” […read more]

San Francisco’s pride, five-time elected Public Defender Jeff Adachi, wishes SF Bay View Publisher Dr. Willie Ratcliff a happy 82nd birthday at a reception prior to the Bay View’s awards show, Black Media Appreciation Night, on Sept. 13, 2014, at the African American Art & Culture Complex. – Photo: TaSin Sabir
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IN MEMORIAM: Jeff Adachi, 1959 – 2019: ‘When Jeff had your back, you felt safe’

SAN FRANCISCO BAY VIEW — Jeff Adachi, a defense attorney of the highest magnitude, legendary for his sharp mind and soft, yet brave, heart, spoke to the dignity in every client, most of them the poorest of the poor, often visiting them personally in county jail. He is survived by his wife Mutsuko and his daughter Lauren. […read more]

Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Debow is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of the organization.
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Providing Match Makers Throughout the Black Diaspora – Way Cool!

NNPA NEWSWIRE — One of the biggest thrills is the fact that we Afro Americans in the United States have so much in common with the Afro Americans of South and Central America. Our roots are Western Africa. Our passages to the new world are similar via the utmost horrific human bondage, rape, and atrocities history has recorded. Some of our DNA may be directly related for all that we know. But the separation by centuries cannot keep us apart here in the 21st century. […read more]