Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Police violence linked to segregated housing

by Charlene Crowell -- The August 23rd police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired by a local police officer, were not...

National NAACP takes over Philly chapter after president’s anti-Semitic Facebook post

by Michael D’Onofrio -- The national leadership of the NAACP will take over the Philadelphia chapter and replace all of its leadership after President Rodney Muhammad made an anti-Semitic Facebook post. The executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP voted on Aug. 20 to...

WATCH: “The Risk is Considerable!”

by Stacy M. Brown -- During a 30-minute interview with BlackPressUSA that was streamed live over Facebook, YouTube, and http://www.BlackPressUSA.com, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke of the importance of convincing African Americans to participate in clinical...

Obama eulogizes Rep. John Lewis as a ‘Founding Father’ of ‘Better America’

Stacy M. Brown --  A loud shout of cheers went up outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where crowds watching on a big-screen television Thursday rose from their lawn chairs and makeshift seats as former President Barack Obama approached the famous pulpit to deliver...

NNPA Teams with Magic Johnson to Fund Over $100 Million in PPP Loans for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

 (Washington, DC) — Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), says he and the NNPA have agreed to assist the efforts of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned insurance company, and MBE Capital Partners...

Surgeon General slotted for The Interview: BlackPressUSA

Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. -- the 20th Surgeon General of the United States -- will be the guest on Monday (July 27) in a segment of Fireside Chats with America's Black Press (#FIYAH). The livestream will feature questions from Stacy Brown,...

Big Mac Racism at McDonald’s; lawsuit pending

For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ethos. It is a philosophy...

NFL will play ‘Black National Anthem’ at games

by Stacy M. Brown -- When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to bring awareness to social and other injustices faced regularly by Black and Brown individuals in America, the National Football League, President Donald Trump, and others...

NNPA to salute attorney Benjamin Crump and The Crump Law Firm

by Stacy M. Brown --  The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will pay tribute to civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and his law firm while honoring the family of George Floyd, during the NNPA’s Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9. Registration...

Vanessa Williams is Making a Difference with Thousands of Black Mayors

by Stacy M. Brown -- In a lengthy conversation with Black Press USA, it was easy to see why Vanessa R. Williams has earned the description of the “glue that holds 650 African American mayors together.” “I came into this organization as a new executive director,...
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