Tag: chicago defender

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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Hillary Clinton up close

Hillary Clinton up close

| July 23, 2016

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close and personal, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to get […]

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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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Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

| September 27, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Motown Records was considered the number one most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success. The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue collar town […]

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Sandra Bland: Suicide or homicide? New evidence raises questions

Sandra Bland: Suicide or homicide? New evidence raises questions

| September 16, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender When a parent loses a child, it’s described as the deepest numbness that encompasses their being. It’s often brought on with a freight load of mixed emotions—guilt, anger, sadness, bitterness—grief. It doesn’t matter if you are the parent of a small child or […]

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Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

| December 10, 2014

By Andrea V. Watson Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender CHICAGO–Homicides are down in Chicago this year and the statistics haven’t been this low for nearly half a century, said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, but it’s not time for a celebration yet. More work must be done, he said. In addition to homicides […]

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Justice?!? Metro Atlanta man gets 20 years for stealing iPod

Justice?!? Metro Atlanta man gets 20 years for stealing iPod

| November 2, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime? A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district attorney said. According to the AJC, Shareef Tawwab Hakim, […]

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