OneUnited Bank launched a Queen Visa Debit Card under its Royalty Campaign to recognize women who exude #BlackGirlMagic, including Harriet Tubman, Shirley Chisholm, and Angela Davis.
Black History

Largest Black-owned bank launches visa debit card in honor of Black women

THE WESTSIDE GAZETTE — The largest Black-owned bank in America is paying respects to Black queens all over the country. OneUnited Bank launched a Queen Visa Debit Card under its Royalty Campaign to recognize the women who exude #BlackGirlMagic, according to a press release. […read more]

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Jesse J. Holland, best-selling, celebrated author has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his original book “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?”
Books

Holland Nominated for NAACP Image Award

HUDSON VALLEY PRESS — Jesse J. Holland, best-selling, celebrated author has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his original book “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?” On the heels of its recent win at the Oscars, Black Panther and related content continues to delight audiences the world over. Jesse’s top-selling book has been recognized for its true-to-comics storyline and riveting writing. […read more]

Over the next two to three years, according to Richardson, The HistoryMakers will focus on adding 150 additional interviews of noted African American business leaders to its collection – increasing its BusinessMakers category to 500. (Image of Ken Chenault, Black Enterprise / YouTube)
Business

PRESS ROOM: The HistoryMakers Kicks Off Black History Month on PBS with a One-On-One Interview Program: An Evening with Ken Chenault as part of its Groundbreaking Business Initiative

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “We’re excited to have produced the ‘must see’ program,” says Julieanna Richardson, Founder and President, The HistoryMakers. Having the opportunity to showcase the life and career of the most preeminent business leaders of our time – Ken Chenault presents a unique master class on corporate and civic leadership. […read more]

Former President Barack Obama, Vice President Pence and Oprah Winfrey have traveled to Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams, turnout votes and focus on early voting.
Black History

Election Day 2018: Three key statewide contests featuring an African American running for Governor

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “In a race marred by blatant examples of voter suppression and voting machine irregularities the NAACP Georgia State Conference partnering with Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law won an injunction against the use of the controversial voter regulating software – Exact Match,” noted the NAACP in a November 2 press release. […read more]

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  Selma, in the most inspiring way, relays Read More

Business

In the Black and the Green

by Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Black entrepreneurs, Black millionaires, a Black billionaire and questions about the reality of true economic power CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Despite upward trending employment statistics and financial achievement for some Blacks, the key to Read More

National

President Honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. President John F. Kennedy Read More

Entertainment

Rae Dawn Chong Calls Oprah Winfrey A ‘Field N*gger’ & Brown-Noser’ In A Recent Radio Interview

[Huffington Post] Throughout her career, Oprah Winfrey has managed to land on top of various lists acknowledging her benevolence and business acumen. However, one of Winfrey’s former costars, Rae Dawn Chong, recently painted the media mogul in a different light. During a candid June 27 interview with Read More

Entertainment

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

by Gail Choice Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly His first dramatic series, “The Haves and Have Nots” premiered May 28. The hourlong drama series became OWN’s most watched premiere show to date. And the comedy-driven “Love Thy Neighbor” premiered the following night, May Read More

Entertainment

‘The Butler’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Star in Lee Daniels Flick [HNGN]

[HNGN] Producer Lee Daniels is back with another film sure to rack up Oscar nominations. Daniels, best known for “Precious” and “The Paper Boy” has produced another movie “The Butler.” The movie is adapted from a 2008 Washington Post article by Wil Haygood. It’s based on the Read More

Entertainment

Oprah Turns to Black Viewers For OWN

Black viewers have caused a spike in viewership for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, according to Black America Web. As a result of programs like “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (734,000 viewers) “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (742,000 viewers) and high-profile guests including Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina (3.5 million Read More