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Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioner, dead at 89

Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioner, dead at 89

| October 30, 2017

Influenced Elvis, the Beatles, host of other rockers By Stacy Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Fats Domino, the rock pioneer who inspired Elvis Presley, the Beatles and countless other superstars, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office, told NPR […]

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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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Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

| July 18, 2016

By Victoria Jones (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow, The Washington Informer) The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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Famed psychiatrist, ‘Isis Papers’ author Frances Cress Welsing dead at 80

Famed psychiatrist, ‘Isis Papers’ author Frances Cress Welsing dead at 80

| January 6, 2016

Theories analyzed workings of global white supremacy By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Washington Informer Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the famed 80-year-old afro-centrist, has died. Welsing’s death was announced by close friends on social media and later confirmed by family members. “RIP to the elder, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, […]

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The Brittany Foote story: Domestic violence ends in murder

The Brittany Foote story: Domestic violence ends in murder

| November 9, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Faith Columnist Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer Sixteen-year-old Brittany, full of life with a beautiful smile, was a friend of Tyisha Waters. Brittany was murdered this year, her body never found. Early on, Brittany found herself in a violent relationship, one she would come to talk about with her […]

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Domestic violence causes some to snap

Domestic violence causes some to snap

| November 1, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Washington Informer The purpose of this column is to show how some of us get out of domestic violence successfully while others, like a former co-worker, simply snap. They lose their minds or they kill the perpetrator the way Farrah Fawcett’s character, Francine, did […]

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Thousands descend upon D.C. for justice

Thousands descend upon D.C. for justice

| October 12, 2015

By William J. Ford Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer WASHINGTON—On Saturday, Oct. 10, thousands descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, organized by the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrahkhan, demanding justice for black victims of police brutality. Speakers […]

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Your body is a temple

Your body is a temple

| September 20, 2015

The White Dress Project fights for National Fibroid Awareness Month By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer According to the National Institutes of Health, most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. One study found that, by age 50, 70 percent of whites and 80 percent of […]

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It’s up to you to believe

It’s up to you to believe

| September 6, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Have you looked back on memorable days in your life? You’ll cherish those thoughts for a lifetime. Such a day happened for me recently. As I sat writing my newspaper column and preparing for my radio show, I heard my cellphone beep for a […]

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