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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

| August 23, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed,” said Trump. “Now it’s time for new leadership.” After the speech, Trump conducted another internal shakeup that installed […]

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Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

| August 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) “There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories, but leave […]

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Taking a closer look at black mental health

Taking a closer look at black mental health

| August 22, 2016

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges—from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues—the African American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden. […]

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We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

| August 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I don’t know whether you have been following this, but there is a very disturbing trend that has been underway. Women in cyberspace are under attack. These attacks are very much focused on programmers and video game designers. These attacks are nothing short of vicious. Yet, the […]

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This is why black-owned newspapers matter

This is why black-owned newspapers matter

| August 15, 2016

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) In 2017, we will celebrate 190th anniversary of the Black Press in America. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal on March 16, 1827 in New York City, black-owned newspapers have led the way when it comes to raising a voice of consciousness for Black […]

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Financial justice key focus at 2016 NAACP convention

Financial justice key focus at 2016 NAACP convention

| August 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) With 2,200 branches across the country and added presence on 60 military installations, five located overseas, the NAACP’s grassroots reach is unparalleled. And throughout its 107 year history, the annual NAACP conference has addressed issues that affect people of color. From the Niagara Movement, to Jim Crow, and […]

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Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

| August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the American Federation of Teachers, civil and human rights organizations, faith leaders and community groups came together to issue a letter to the FBI condemning its Don’t Be a Puppet program. In an attempt to educate students and their families about violent extremism, this program does the opposite; it promotes bigotry and hatred, […]

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Will Anything Really Change After the Deaths of Sterling, Gerald and Long?

Will Anything Really Change After the Deaths of Sterling, Gerald and Long?

| August 11, 2016

By Candace J. Semien (The Drum, NNPA Member) Leaving the city of Baker, Louisiana, I turned left onto the interstate faster than I normally would. I needed to get home before the Matadors arrived. I was the third car to merge onto the empty bridge; the third to veer into the center lane. Instinctively, I […]

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