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NNPA President Chavis’ statement on Feruson grand jury decision

NNPA President Chavis’ statement on Feruson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014

(NNPA, Nov. 24)—Today’s announcement that the grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson who killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in August 2014 is yet another systematic and tragic slap in the face of equal justice in the United States. On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today our prayers […]

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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

| October 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]

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Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

| July 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (NNPA)–Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of […]

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Celebrating black fathers

Celebrating black fathers

| June 15, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist As we celebrate Fathers’ Day across the U.S. and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities.  Too often when the issue of black men […]

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Black voters not apathetic

Black voters not apathetic

| May 20, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the black American community should be voted out of office in the November 2014 midterm elections. […]

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