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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold listening sessions to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences. It is anticipated that any evidence of voter suppression or voter intimidation heard...
By the National Negro Council of Women, Special to the NNPA Newswire Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold listening sessions to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences. It is anticipated that any evidence of...
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By LA Focus CBS is set to air over 20 hours of Big3 basketball coverage—including a June 22 season opener and the September championship—as part of a new deal Ice Cube inked with the network. Additionally, the network will carry up to 25 hours of live action of the course of...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) provides insight on how decades of structural racism within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led to the virtual elimination of black farmers. A century ago, roughly 14 percent of farmers were black....
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Dr. Julius Garvey probably felt like channeling his father, the late civil rights leader Marcus Garvey, when he responded to Fox News analyst Katie Pavlich’s misguided comment that America should get “credit for being the first country to end slavery in 150 years.” Garvey...
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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Donna Brazile says there’s no way she’s selling out and her core values will always remain intact despite her controversial decision to sign with Fox News. “I’m not changing my values. Nobody would ever make me change my values,” Brazile told NNPA Newswire in...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off Black Press Week in Washington, D.C., with a welcome reception at the Dupont Circle Hotel. Celebrating 192 years of the Black Press, the NNPA Foundation and NNPA’s member publishers engaged in several workshops throughout the week...
By Dr. Anisa Shomo, NNPA Newswire Contributor Last month, February 2019, was not only Black History Month, it was also Heart Health Awareness Month per the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Generally, heart disease is considered a man’s...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Have you seen Iniaya Wilson? Just 14, Iniaya has been missing from her Columbus, Ohio home since January 25. She’s African American, has brown hair and brown eyes; standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. Have you seen Skylar Mannie? From Lancaster, Calif., Skylar...
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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from Samoa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Sicily to Iran, Ireland, India and Cuba – and almost everywhere in between. Each episode weaves together their stories,...