“I was able to put the paper behind young African American women who wanted to ascend to power and help lead in a political way to make our communities and the world better,” said Sun Reporter Publisher Amelia Ashley Ward (center), accompanied by San Francisco Mayor London Breed (left) and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
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Kamala Harris, London Breed Help Sun Reporter Newspaper Celebrate 75th Anniversary

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Sun-Reporter was founded in 1944 and it quickly became a social and political advocate for African Americans on issues like civil rights, discrimination, housing and education as well as a vital source of information at a time when there was little media coverage of Blacks in the mass media. […read more]

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A pre-election feature by NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA likely put Pettway over the top in his campaign to unseat the five-term incumbent Hale, he said.
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Ahead of Swearing-in New Jefferson County Sheriff Credits Faith, Family and the Black Press

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Family and faith and the Black Press,” Pettway said as he prepared for his Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony that will official mark him as the first African American in Jefferson County, Alabama which includes Birmingham, ground zero for the Civil Rights movement. “I will always make time for the Black Press,” Pettway said. […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.
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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]