President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama record a message for ABC "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, in the Library of the White House., February 2013. (Photo: Pete Souza / Wikimedia Commons)
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Obamas Go Hollywood, Set to Launch Films with Netflix

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The former president and First Lady have announced seven projects that are scheduled to be developed and released in the years to come. The projects include “American Factory,” a documentary from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that examines the clash of cultures in Ohio when a Chinese billionaire sets up a new factory in the old General Motors plant and hires some 2,000 blue-collar Americans. […read more]

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In addition to the cash and access to an amazing car, full-time sophomores, juniors and seniors attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who are at least 18 years old, will also experience exciting challenges while discovering and documenting inspirational stories about the African American community. (Pictured from left: 2018 Chevrolet DTU Fellows: Tyvan Burns, Denver Lark, Ila Wilborn, Daja Henry, Diamond Durant, Natrawn Maxwell)
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Chevrolet and NNPA Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Launches its Fourth Year!

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Each year since 2016, General Motors’ Chevrolet brand has partnered with the NNPA, a trade association that represents more than 200 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the country. The Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship provides a $10,000 scholarship, $7,500 stipend and the road trip of a lifetime to between six and eight students selected for the honor. […read more]

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Chevrolet Partners with America’s Black Publishers to Help HBCU Students Discover the Unexpected

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship (DTU), now entering its fourth consecutive year, provides six HBCU students with scholarships ($10,000 each), stipends ($5,000 each), an eight-week fellowship with two of the nation’s leading Black news publications, and the “road trip of a lifetime” in the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. […read more]

“The initial goal of the Diversity Volume Leadership Awards was to create awareness within the U.S. auto industry of the top vehicles purchased by ethnic consumers, women, LBGT consumers and ethnic millennials,” said Marc Bland, vice president of diversity and inclusion, IHS Markit.
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PRESS ROOM: National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Markit Honor the Power of Multicultural Automotive Buyers with the Fourth Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Some thirty percent of new vehicle purchases are made by multicultural consumers but only six percent of dealerships are minority owned,” said National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) President Damon Lester. “That means 18,000 dealerships exist in the USA and just 1,100 are minority owned.” […read more]

Education

GM Hosts Discover Your Drive Diversity Journalism Program at NAIAS

DETROIT — General Motors (GM) launched its second annual Discover Your Drive diversity journalism program Jan. 7-11, hosting 13 college students and nine professional journalists as mentors from across the country at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Students from diverse backgrounds participated in the program that promoted diversity in automotive journalism and news coverage. […read more]

Technology

Thank Edward for That Car

  By Khari Arnold Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service WASHINGTON – If you love the sexy, sleekness of the Chevrolet Corvette, the elegance and luxury of the Cadillac Escalade, the cool truck/SUV look of the Chevrolet Avalanche or the pure brawn of the Read More

Business

GM Profit Nearly Doubles

Strong North American sales lead 3rd-quarter figures   TOM KRISHER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) – Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South Read More

Business

GM Safety Crisis Grows as Recalls Mount

TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize Read More

Business

GM to Move Int’l Office from Shanghai to Singapore

DIDI TANG, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co. said Wednesday that it will move its international headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore, a trophy for the tropical city-state that is aggressively promoting itself as a global business center. The automaker said in a statement Read More

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Op-Ed

There Were Alternatives to Bankruptcy

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist You don’t have to be from Detroit to be angry at what is happening there. And you don’t have to be from Detroit to lend your voice to an injustice that not only affects Detroit, but also the rest of the Read More

Business

U.S. Treasury Plans to Sell 30 Million More GM Shares

[BLOOMBERG] The U.S. Treasury Department announced plans to sell additional shares of General Motors Co. (GM) common stock on the eve of the automaker returning to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index after a four-year absence. The government said it will sell 30 million more shares of Read More

Business

China approves GM’s $1.3B plant

[UPI] China has approved U.S. automaker General Motors’ plan to build a $1.3 billion plant in Shanghai, the official media said. Xinhua News Agency, quoting the automaker, said the plant with a production capacity of 150,000 units would be located in Shanghai’s Jinqiao district and Read More

Press Room

Why So Many Top “Car Guys” are Actually Women

Why So Many Top “Car Guys” are Actually Women by Dan Akerson Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company One of the most satisfying aspects of working in the American auto industry today is to see the way all three Michigan-based companies are turning out hit Read More

Politics

Valerie Jarrett Named “Newsmaker of the Year”

by George Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been named the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation’s “Newsmaker of the Year.” Jarrett was presented the award last week during NNPAF’s annual Black Press Week celebration in Washington, D.C. Former North Read More

Press Room

NNPA Foundation Names Six Business Leaders to Advisory Board

NNPA Foundation Names Six Business Leaders to Advisory Board WASHINGTON – The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation has named six prominent business leaders to its newly-created Corporate Advisory Board, Foundation Chairperson Karl B. Rodney has announced. “We’re pleased that such outstanding corporate citizens have agreed Read More