Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao
Chicago Crusader

Black Press conference speaker talks Berlin Conference and plans for Wakanda Village

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The Berlin Conference of 1884–85 regulated European colonization and trade in Africa. […read more]

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Photo: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (left) and Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network are concerned about the proposed nationwide ban on menthol cigarettes. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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New York City Council Ignoring ‘Unintended Consequences’ in Discussing Menthol Ban

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “So, here we are proposing another policy that will put the police front and center in enforcing that policy and it’s going to be enforced in communities of color, our poor and black communities and this doesn’t make sense,” said Major Neill Franklin, the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – or LEAP. […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]

Former District Attorney Bruce Castor: …there was “no question that Cosby relied upon my representation when he submitted to depositions in the civil case related to the allegations made by Constand.” (Photo: Screen capture from 2016 Reuters report video)(Photo: Screen capture from 2016 Reuters report video)
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COMMENTARY: Why Camille Cosby Opened up to the Black Press

NNPA NEWSWIRE — With Tuesday’s midterm elections carrying such import, particularly among African Americans and other minorities, Mrs. Cosby not only wanted to convey her thoughts about her husband’s plight, but she felt it critical and urgent that she reach out to voters – some of whom probably can relate to what she and her family are now going through. […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]

Marker in Front of Tutwiler Funeral Home, Photo: Thomas R Machnitzki (thomas@machnitzki.com)/Wikimedia Commons(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]

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]

Dr. Kevin Williams, chief medical officer of Pfizer Rare Disease, presenting on raising awareness of sickle cell disease at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. (Photo: NNPA) (Photo: NNPA)
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Improving the Standard of Care. Exploring treatment options.

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “By including experts across multiple medical specialties reflecting acute Sickle Cell Disease care, along with advocates and patients with Sickle Cell Disease, the Sickle Cell Disease Council for Change model delivers meaningful insights, communication networks, and solid solutions to address critical issues in the acute care paradigm.” […read more]

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PRESS RELEASE: NNPA and NAHP Join Forces on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Greater Inclusivity in All Federal Government Advertising Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2016 Contact: Claudette Perry at cperry@nnpa.org or Belzi Palencia at belzi@elmundous.com Strategic Alliance Between African American and Hispanic American Newspaper Publishers Supports Full Voting Rights and Statehood for DC, and a Request that Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Will Ask the 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

Press Room

NNPA Foundation Elects New Board of Directors

Washington, DC (August 2015) — The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee. At the organization’s Read More

National

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., 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

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NNPA’s Cloves Campbell and Leading Black Publishers Trace Their African Roots with AfricanAncestry.com

Contact: Nichole Taylor taylor@taylorcommunicationsgroup.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NNPA’S CLOVES CAMPBELL AND LEADING BLACK PUBLISHERS TRACE THEIR AFRICAN ROOTS WITH AFRICANANCESTRY.COM WASHINGTON, DC (April 2014) – Cloves C. Campbell, National Newspaper Publishers Association Chairman and Publisher of the Arizona Informant, learned that he shares ancestry with the Bamileke Read More

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National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation to Salute Black Publishers

For Immediate Release           Contact: Thelma Walker, 847.404.9997, tmunsonwalker@yahoo.com Adorn Lewis-Mitchell, 312.318.9696, adornlmitchell@aol.com National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation to Salute Black Publishers Enshrinement Ceremony Pays Homage to Legacy of Iconic Publishers WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2014) – Charles Tisdale of the Jackson Advocate and M. Paul Read More

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AfricanAncestry.com Salutes the Rich Legacy of Black Newspapers During NNPA Foundation’s Black Press Week March 19-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   Contacts: Jackie Willis, NNPA Jackie@nnpa.org Nichole Taylor, African Ancestry, Inc. taylor@taylorcommunicationsgroup.com  AFRICANANCESTRY.COM SALUTES THE RICH LEGACY OF BLACK NEWSPAPERS DURING NNPA FOUNDATION’S BLACK PRESS WEEK MARCH 19-21 NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell Will Learn of his  African Roots as Part of Annual Event Read More

National

Black Media Seeks Inclusion in Tobacco Settlement

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Association of Newspaper Publishers (NNPA) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), two industry trade associations whose members reach more than 95 percent of African Americans, filed a friend-of-the-court brief objecting to Read More