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COMMENTARY: U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman

  By A. Scott Bolden, NNPA Newswire Contributor With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman would be the first African-American woman featured on U.S....

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America to meet in Detroit, June 20-23

By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad, The Final Call CHICAGO — N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, will be hosting its 30th annual national convention June 20–23 at the Timbuktu Academy of Science & Technology in Detroit. The conference theme, “400 Years of Terror:...

The List of Black and Missing Continues to Grow

THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES ITS SERIES ON MISSING BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Tawny Reed Type the name Tawny Reed in the Google search engine and click on “News.” In doing so, one will find among the results, an obscure...

COMMENTARY: “Black” or “African American?”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a recent televised commentary, Dr. Greg Carr, chair of Howard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies kick-started a stirring conversation that has mostly taken place inside the confines of Black communities around the country. Carr tackled the sometimes-uncomfortable topic...

Black Mothers Gather Strength From Momference

By Lenore T. Adkins When actress Tatyana Ali faced isolation as a new mom in a new city —San Francisco — she realized she had to find her own community of mothers. “San Francisco’s wonderful, it’s very liberal, but it’s very segregated and so on the...

Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia One year ago, Byron Allen made a historic purchase of The Weather Channel for $300 million along with The Weather Channel’s streaming service, Local Now. However, the businessman, comedian, and executive, was just getting started. A week ago, it was announced that Allen...

Hennessey Fellows Program Commits $10 million to HBCU’s

By S.E. Williams Washington, D.C. – Last month, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Hennessy & Co., introduced the Hennessy Fellows Program. The new initiative commits an unprecedented $10M to be awarded to high-achieving graduate students. The fellowship awards will be available to...

New Cellphone Video Deepens Concerns about Sandra Bland’s Death

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Sandra Bland’s own cellphone video of her 2015 arrest in Texas has raised new questions about the evidence in the case and cast even more suspicion on her alleged jail cell suicide. To some, the video confirms what they’ve...

Despite Dreams of Prosperity, Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The nation’s leading public interest group providing seniors and others with information that empowers them to choose how they live, AARP, regularly publishes a retirement calculator that individuals and families can use to provide a personalized snapshot of...

COMMENTARY: Learn Your Numbers During Stroke Awareness Month

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and it is very significant to me, because I am a stroke survivor. As a stroke survivor, I consider myself to be a miracle. One of my goals in life is to educate...