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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President and CEO, NNPA Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the tariffs that need to be challenged by Black America. The financial sustainability of the Black ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire To many hip-hop fans, historians and to his peers, Chuck D is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. In describing the Queens, New York City-born artist in the biography pages of his new book, “Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History,” the publisher ...
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    By Freddie Allen Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with Chevrolet, recently announced that the 2018 Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship will now accept applications from communications and journalism students attending any one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the country. In 2016, the DTU Journalism ...
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    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) honored Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award during Black Press Week. The Newsmaker event took place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, March 14. “The Honorable Kamala Harris, the second African American woman and first South Asian American senator in U.S. ...
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    By Eliz C. Dowdy, Staff Writer The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce held their third annual Black History Awards Luncheon over the weekend.  This year’s honorees were the publishers of the Black newspapers that continue to tell “our stories,” They have told the real stories of the collective communities across the country for one ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire King’s Fight for Economic Justice Was Largely Ignored by Mainstream Media   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and Baptist minister whose role was integral in the Civil Rights Movement. Publicly and privately, King fought for equality, justice and human rights ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire The income, poverty and health insurance data released by the Census Bureau on September 13 confirms what many of us already knew. President Obama’s last year was one of economic improvement for many individuals. The median income rose from $57,230 in 2015 to $59,039 in 2016, an increase of 3.2 ...
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    By Dr. Elizabeth Primas Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign I am a former teacher. I taught for 25 years in the public school system and have held various titles in the field of education throughout my 40-year career. I have always had a passion for education. My family and I joke that I have ...
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    By Bria Nicole Stone NNPA Newswire Even with Advanced Degrees Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses.” Conyers said that recent ...