Tag: black press

The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

| May 9, 2016

FBI, lawsuits could not stop effort to create largest migration in American history By Erick Johnson (From The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) There were more than six hundred black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South […]

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Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

| April 27, 2016

By Erick Johnson (From the Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the sunshine state. “NONE OF THE ABOVE,” the headline […]

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NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

| April 11, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA National News Managing Editor) In an effort to provide student journalists with a unique experience working in the Black Press, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), teamed with Chevrolet and the School of Communications at Howard University to launch an innovative journalism fellowship program. The program titled, “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU), […]

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Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

| July 27, 2014

By Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel LOS ANGELES—“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran […]

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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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Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

| May 16, 2014

By Jimmie Davis Jr. Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry about. Recently, leaders […]

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Parents of slain black teenagers in Chicago, Jacksonville, Fla. to be honored by Black Press in Washington, D.C.

| March 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA)—Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., parents of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendelton, who was fatally shot in the back while standing in a park after taking her final examination at King College Prep High School in Chicago on Jan. 29, 2013, and Ron Davis and Lucy McBath, parents of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old who […]

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Black Press attacked for efforts to strengthen ties with Africa

Black Press attacked for efforts to strengthen ties with Africa

| February 19, 2014

A black media critic has launched a series of attacks on a trip to Morocco paid for by the government, implying the black press visitors were pawns.

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