National

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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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

| August 9, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal […]

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The corruption behind corruption

The corruption behind corruption

| August 5, 2016

By DeAngelo Starnes, Urban News Service PHILADELPHIA—The recent conviction of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah for RICO, conspiracy, bribery and fraud added fuel to the “get money out of politics” sentiment driving many voters to the polls this election year. But, the Philadelphia Democrat’s conviction on all 22 graft charges—and a stream of similar allegations against […]

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Can National Diversity Coalition for Trump sway black voters?

Can National Diversity Coalition for Trump sway black voters?

| August 5, 2016

By Freddie Allen (National News Managing Editor) It’s official. Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential nominee. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland was a rough and raucous ride for the reality star, real estate developer turned political neophyte. After charges of plagiarism over Melania Trump’s speech, a non-endorsement from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and […]

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