Rep. Maxine Waters meets with CBS Vice President of News and Executive Director of Staff Development and Diversity, Kim Goodwin, and CBS Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, Christopher Isham, on Capitol Hill. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Waters Office)
Los Angeles Sentinel

Rep. Waters Meets with CBS to Discuss Media Diversity & Inclusion

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The meeting followed CBS’ announcement of its 2020 presidential election coverage team, which was made up of eight reporters and four associate producers – none of whom were African American. […read more]

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Chavis Delivers Keynote at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Today, in his blessed name, I challenge the youth of America and the youth of the world to rise up, speak out, and to push forward for freedom, justice and equality,” said Chavis, a noted civil rights activist who counts among the famed “Wilmington 10,” who were falsely accused and wrongly convicted in connection with a 1970s firebombing of a grocery store in North Carolina. […read more]

“Since I was a young man, I always had an interest in writing and reporting and the spoken word,” Rojas, now 69, said from his home in Maryland.
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Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Don Rojas has made major contributions to the struggle for freedom in Black communities across the globe. As the first communications director for the NAACP, he not only built the initial model of our communications department but created a vision for the way in which communications can be used as a resource to support social justice movements,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson told NNPA Newswire. […read more]

“All African Americans, regardless of their educational and economic accomplishments, have been — and are — at risk in America, simply because of their skin color,” Camille Cosby said.
Chicago Crusader

EXCLUSIVE: Camille Cosby Speaks to the Black Press About Hate Groups, Racism, History and Voting Rights

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Following the murder of her only son, Ennis Cosby, more than 20 years ago in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cosby wrote an essay in which she spoke fiercely about America’s hate and racism. She blamed America for teaching her son’s killer, Mikail Markhasev, to hate black people because of the various and pervasive forms of racism in our society. […read more]

Criminal justice reform for Black America is long overdue. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and can be reached at dr.bchavis@nnpa.org
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COMMENTARY: Criminal Justice Reform Long Overdue for Black America

NNPA NEWSWIRE — For 40 long years, until North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed “Pardons of Innocence” documents for each member of the Wilmington Ten (including myself), the issues of unjust and disproportionate mass incarceration, bail reform, racism in the judiciary, prosecutorial misconduct, and reentry challenges were not matters of partisanship, but were matters of fundamental civil and human rights. […read more]

Cesar Sayoc of Aventura, Florida, has been charged with five Federal crimes, including mailing an incendiary device and threatening a former president. (Photo: Cesar Altieri via Twitter)(Photo: Cesar Altieri via Twitter)
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Black Press of America On National Alert in Wake of Domestic Terrorism

NNPA NEWSWIRE — NNPA National Chairman Dorothy Leavell emphasized, “I am deeply disturbed by the recent bomb threats that have been sent to many of our national leaders and now includes The Black Press of America. Our freedoms and peace of mind that we have enjoyed for so long seems to now be threatened and if it continues will be a thing of the past.” […read more]

Dr. Kevin Williams is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Pfizer Rare Disease. In this role, he leads a Medical Affairs organization of approximately 150 medical colleagues around the globe supporting Pfizer’s efforts and portfolio in Rare Disease.
Commentary

ASK DR. KEVIN: Shedding Light on the “Invisible Symptoms” of Sickle Cell Disease

NNPA NEWSWIRE — What I’ve heard time and time again from people living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is that they often feel isolated in their journey. Kyle, a patient living with SCD, recently summed it up nicely when he said, “Sometimes it is hard to just get out of bed. What it means to live in pain is not something that many can truly understand.” […read more]

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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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Featured

PRESS ROOM: New Study Provides Critical Insights On Unique Health Needs Of African Americans

According to the African American Health Engagement Study (AAHES), a collaboration of Pfizer, the National Medical Association (NMA) and the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), 75 percent of African American respondents claimed to be taking some action to stay healthy, compared to only 52 percent of non-African American respondents. […read more]

Black History

PRESS ROOM: Pfizer and the National Newspaper Publishers Association Collaborate to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Need for Improved Patient Care

Media Contacts: Steven Danehy 212-733-1538 Steven.Danehy@pfizer.com Claudette Perry 212-588-8764 Ext. 2 cperry@nnpa.org Collaboration Aims to Educate on the Importance of Clinical Trials in Developing Potential New Sickle Cell Disease Therapies NEW YORK, NY, March 24, 2017 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and the National Newspaper Publishers Read More

National

NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. The awards are given to those who have demonstrated Read More

Business

Hall of Famer: Charles Cherry Sr.

The Florida Courier’s founder and first publisher is recognized by the Florida newspaper trade organization for his service to the newspaper industry, Black Floridians, and the state of Florida. Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier Florida Courier and Daytona Times founder Charles W. Read More

Politics

NNPA Presents Willie Brown with Legacy Award

  PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious Legacy Award last week for his distinguished public service. The award was presented to Brown at the NNPA’s annual convention here. After recounting Read More

National

St. Louis American Wins NNPA Best Newspaper Award

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – The St. Louis American has won the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Russwurm/Senstacke Trophy for general excellence for the third consecutive year, it was announced Thursday night at the NNPA’s annual convention here. It was the Missouri newspaper’s Read More

Op-Ed

Black Consumer Power Still Matters

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist   It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-Consumer 2013 Report. This is Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s third comprehensive, in-depth report on African-American consumers. I along with Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA; Rev. Read More

National

NNPA Honors Rep. Marcia Fudge and NAACP Chair Roslyn Brock

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation of nearly 200 Black newspapers, named Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) and NAACP Board Chairwoman Rosyln M. Brock as recipients of is 2012 Leadership Awards. The presentations were made last Read More

Politics

Mayor Kevin Johnson Warns of ‘Crisis’ in Education

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NASHVILLE (NNPA) – The education of Blacks has reached a state of crisis that demands a strong response from all African-Americans, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at its Read More

National

Cloves Campbell, Jr. Re-Elected Chairman of NNPA

Cloves Campbell, Jr. NASHVILLE (NNPA) – Cloves Campbell, Jr., publisher of the Arizona Informant, was re-elected to a second term as chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the NNPA’s annual convention here. The voting took place on Friday, near the conclusion of the association’s Read More

National

St. Louis American, Houston Defender and Miami Times Named Best Black Newspapers

Mary Alice Thatch, NNPA Publisher of the Year (Photo by Fran Farrer, The County News) NASHVILLE, TENN – The St. Louis American won the top award for general excellence for the second consecutive year Thursday night at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Annual Merit Awards ceremony. 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

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Op-Ed

A Southern Governor Breaks with the Past

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   There are some painful things from my childhood in segregated Tuscaloosa, Ala., that I will never forget. At the top of the list is Gov. George C. Wallace’s June 11, 1963 “Stand in the School House Door” at Read More

National

NNPA Foundation Retires Mortgage on National Headquarters

German “Gerry” Jordan assistant vice president at Industrial Bank congratulates Karl Rodney, NNPA Foundation chair on the signing. by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Karl B. Rodney, chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation and Lenora Alexander, the treasurer, signed the Read More