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Black Entrepreneur Develops New Hair Tool That Blows Away Traditional Hair Dryers

By The Chicago Defender A newly designed hair tool known as the MC Professional Hot-N-Happy Hair Tool with Secure Combs will be launched in the United States. Developed by entrepreneur Peggy Williams, it is the first ethnic hair drying and styling tool specifically for women...

Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent Misty Copeland had the world of ballet standing still, when she made history as the first Black female principal dancer to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2015, just months after becoming the first Black woman to...

New Website Helps Diners Find Black-Owned Restaurants

By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles Contributor More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants. “There’s only one thing that everyone in this world has in common: we all...

COMMENTARY: America’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Cost Economy $1.5 Trillion

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor America’s nagging racial wealth gap has been the focus of many research reports and economic policy debates. Now new research analyzes the strong connection between disproportionate wealth and financial services and products that are either shared or denied with...

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant isn’t taking it lightly and has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the problem. Candy Moore, the senior vice president and manager of...

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors Winners Announced

By Sentinel News Service Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” earned four wins from the African American Film Critics Association, who today, announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors. The highly popular Netflix limited series about the infamous Central Park rape case that...

COMMENTARY: Calling Out Racism, White Supremacy and White Nationalism is More Vital Than Ever

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The spectre of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others that wrongly maintain that the American flag and free speech provide them with moral justification and protection for their abhorrent behaviors, has seen too many journalists frame their...

NAACP Speaks Up On Gerrymandering

By: Anne Branigin Let’s start with gerrymandering—that is, when a political party shapes the boundaries of an electorate so it favors them—which the Supremes already ruled could not be done on the basis of race. The question before them was whether political gerrymandering, that is,...

What We Can Learn from Schools that Educate Military Children

Dr. Elizabeth Primas, NNPA ESSA Awareness Campaign Program Manager It is not uncommon for military programs to be adopted for use in civilian life. Schools in Virginia Beach, VA, that have some of the highest percentages of military children in the country, are doing an...

NAACP Unanimously Calls for the House of Representatives to Begin Impeachment Proceedings

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent During its 110th National Convention at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit, the NAACP — the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization — hosted delegates from all over the country. In keeping with the convention’s theme, “When...