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The Future of Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “We expect that in this workforce of future, African Americans and Latinos will supply almost 40 percent of the workforce…” Mike Sommers, president and CEO, American Petroleum Institute […read more]

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Michael Eric Dyson attending a candlelight vigil on the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assasination, at the MLK memorial in Washington D.C. (Photo by:Jean Song/MEDILL | Wiki Commons)
Business

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Keynotes CEG Awards

CINCINNATI HERALD — The Cincinnati Chapter of the Collective Empowerment Group (CEG) will present its 2019 Business Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, May 3, 2018, at the Duke Energy Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Renowned Scholar, Author, Ordained Minister and Political/Cultural Analyst (MSNBC and CNN) Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. […read more]

In front, from left, are Winton Hill Academy students Serenity Mills, Aliyana O’Neal, Nakiyah Ray and Janyia New. In back, from left, are Sophia Hanson, National Youth Foundation co-founder; Nikki Maxwell, “Dork Diaries” illustrator; Rachel Renee Russell, “Dork Diaries” author; Julie Dellecave, Winton Hills Academy fourth-grade teacher; Jamee Joppy, NYF co-founder; and Carolyn Crawford, NYF co-founder. Photo provided
Books

Students receive national writing contest awards

CINCINNATI HERALD — Four young students at Winton Hills Academy in Cincinnati recently traveled to Philadelphia to receive their first place awards in a national book writing competition for their book honoring Civil Rights icon Marian Spencer, 98, of Cincinnati. This is the second book for which students at the school have won a national award, and these Cincinnati Public Schools girls are only nine and ten years old. […read more]

Lauren Eylise, of Cincinnati, sings the National Anthem to kickoff FC Cincinnati’s first home game in Major League Soccer. (Photo by: Ray Ball)
Cincinnati Herald

Major League Soccer makes historic debut in Cincinnati with a win

CINCINNATI HERALD — Major League Soccer is now a part of the Cincinnati sports venue, following FC Cincinnati’s home opening win of 3-0 over the Portland, Oregon, Timers, Sunday evening at a sold out crowd at Nipper Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus. The  local futbol club, which gained Major League Soccer status  last summer, packed the stadium for its first home game in the majors, defeating the Portland, Oregon, Timberwolves 3-4. […read more]

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Business

Black UPS Employees in Ohio Subjected to Racist Company Culture for Decades: Lawsuit

WASHINGTON INFORMER — A lawsuit filed March 13 in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas in Toledo states that 19 Black employees at a Maumee location have been subjected to racial harassment and discrimination from white co-workers. This lawsuit included allegations of being passed over for promotions, use of the N-word, and a lack of accountability and disciplinary actions taken by the USP upper management team at the Maumee branch. […read more]

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Defender News Network

Shannon LaNier joins CW39

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Veteran television host, social media influencer and author Shannon LaNier is the new anchor at CW39. LaNier previously co-hosted “Arise Entertainment 360,” a daily culture and entertainment series that aired on Centric. He is also known for his work as a correspondent and senior producer on Black Enterprise’s nationally-syndicated shows “Black Enterprise Business Report” and “Our World With Black Enterprise.” […read more]

Through the campaign, volunteers will download a mobile app and chat with voters to get out the vote, with hopes of reaching 600K infrequent Black American voters, during this critical election period. (Photo: NAACP)
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NAACP Launches “Text the Vote!” Campaign

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Our lives are on the ballot this year, so it is absolutely crucial that Black Americans as a whole, participate in these midterms elections at rates that reflect our true voting power,” NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement. “We are urging everyone to use their power to register and mobilize new voters and get involved in one of the most important elections in our nation’s history.” […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]

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]

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Op-Ed

Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or Hero?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   When some of us saw the first video of Charles Ramsey, the colorful Black dishwasher in Cleveland who is being celebrated as a hero for rescuing three White women captives from horrid conditions in a Cleveland house, we Read More

Op-Ed

Racist Incidents at Oberlin College

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   On March 4 Oberlin College in Ohio, which has always had an outsized role in the history of Black higher education, cancelled classes for a day and instead held a “Day of Solidarity” in response to a month-long Read More

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Op-Ed

Boehner: Intemperate, Ignorant and Out of Control

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote.  Needing 218 votes, he barely clinched it with 220.  His narrow vote reflects the fact that no Democrat would vote for him and that Read More