Ernie Barnes, The Sugar Shack (1976). Acrylic on canvas, 36 in. x 48 in., Collection of Jim and Jeannine Epstein. © Ernie Barnes Family Trust.
Art

PRESS ROOM: CAAM Presents Exhibition On The Life And Art Of Ernie Barnes

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The California African American Museum (CAAM) announced today that it will present an exhibition that examines the life, art, and popularity of Ernie Barnes. […read more]

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Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League present Empower, an original opera created by Chicago high school students through the groundbreaking EmpowerYouth! program.
Art

PRESS ROOM: Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League collaborate for the second year of EmpowerYouth

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League are pleased to announce details on the second year of their innovative youth program EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts. This collaborative program provides Chicago youth an opportunity to learn about the performing arts while creating an original production. […read more]

Music

PRESS ROOM: Gloria Gaynor Releases New Album

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — After decades spent as the reigning Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor is announcing the release of her new gospel album, Testimony (June 7th). Recording for the first time in Nashville with Grammy-winning producers Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Blake Shelton) and Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney), Gaynor uplifts listeners with a carefully-chosen selection of classic hymns, self-penned songs, as well as a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” […read more]

Charleston Chronicle

PRESS ROOM: The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival Brings the 90’s Heat with Special Performances of the Hottest Albums Celebrating 25 Years

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The ESSENCE Festival, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the top albums of the decade. The Festival also just announced the official night-by-night performance line up for its concert series taking place July 5th, 6th and 7th at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

PRESS ROOM: New Study Identifies Potential Treatment For Higher Rate Of Preterm Birth Among African American Women

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — It may be possible to lower the high risk of preterm birth among African American women with certain immune and bacterial factors in the microbiome of the cervix and vagina that appear to modulate this risk, according to new research published in Nature Communications. March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit for the health of moms and babies, sponsored research at their Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine that helped lay the foundation for these recently reported findings.  […read more]

Black History

PRESS ROOM: NNPA Honors Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. with 2018 Lifetime Legacy Award at Annual Convention

Civil rights icon Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., will receive the NNPA’s Lifetime Legacy Award at at the Lifetime Legacy Award Black Tie Gala at 7:30 PM at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. Congressman Robert C. Scott will receive the 2018 National Congressional Leadership Award during Friday’s luncheon session at the 2018 NNPA Annual Convention. […read more]

Health

PRESS ROOM: Health, Diversity and Inclusion Leader Sheila Thorne Will Receive the New Jersey State Association IBPOEW’s Civil Liberties 2018 Community Service Award

As President and CEO, Sheila L. Thorne has built the Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group, LLC (MHMG) into a thriving and growing full-service market research, cross-cultural educational, marketing communications company. Thorne will receive the 2018 Community Service Award at the New Jersey State Association of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World (IBPOEW) Civil Liberties Luncheon on Friday, June 8, 2018. […read more]

Press Room

PRESS ROOM: Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo Join Inaugural “From the Fire Summer Leadership Academy” for Young Black Males at Princeton University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.—Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are the focuses of the new “From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men” operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc.; a provider of events for teens since 2009. The inaugural two-week boarding program Read More

Business

PRESS ROOM: Congressman Elijah Cummings to Honor 1st African American Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS LMarilyn Crawford Email: Rflbilliondollardeal@gmail.com Phone: 646-630-0012 Lilly Black Phone: 212-756-8958 SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @RFLBillionDollarDeal Facebook: RFL Billion Dollar Deal Twitter: @RFLthedeal PRESS ROOM: Congressman Elijah Cummings to Honor 1st African American Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis Nov. 30 Read More

Press Room

All-New 2018 Expedition Heads to Atlanta for Morehouse and Spelman Homecoming Events as Part of Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness Program

• Ford Drive2Greatness program continues with the first-ever Ford Ultimate Homecoming Takeover, a weeklong homecoming takeover at Morehouse College and Spelman College in Atlanta, beginning Monday through Oct. 21 • Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Ford’s newest products – including the all-new 2018 Read More

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PRESS ROOM: The NNPA Calls on Congress to Take More Aggressive Stance against ‘Fake Ads’ Targeting African-Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Phone: (202) 588-8764 Email: dr.bchavis@nnpa.org PRESS ROOM: The NNPA Calls on Congress to Take More Aggressive Stance against ‘Fake Ads’ Targeting African-Americans WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2017/NNPANewswirePR/The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell Read More

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PRESS ROOM: National African-American Women’s Movement to Host First-Ever “National African-American Women’s Conversation on Saturday, October 7

— Black women shaping their own destiny; Calling all African American women to Atlanta, Georgia — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 CONTACT: NAAWM 912-631-1891 knowyourselfnwm@gmail.com ATLANTA, September 18, 2017/NNPANewswirePR—The National African-American Women’s Movement LLC (NAAWM) will host a solutions-focused interactive conference called “The National Read More

Black History

PRESS ROOM: The NNPA Mourns the Loss of Dick Gregory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2017 Contact: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. dr.bchavis@nnpa.org, 202.588.8764 WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Publishers Association released the following statement about the death of Dick Gregory: The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) deeply mourns the passing of freedom fighter Dick Gregory. Dick 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

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]

Business

PRESS ROOM: Comcast Cable Accepting Proposals for Two New African American Owned Independent Networks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2016 Contact Information Comcast Corporation Katie Lubenow, 215-286-5691 Katie_Lubenow@comcast.com or Jeannette Castaneda, 215-286-4933 Jeannette_Castaneda@comcast.com PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Cable today announced the company is now accepting proposals for two substantially African American owned, independent networks that it will launch in select Read More