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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...

Chevrolet Partners with America’s Black Publishers to Help HBCU Students Discover the Unexpected

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. addresses the crowd at the 2017 Discover the Unexpected launch in Atlanta. Since 2016, General Motors Chevrolet brand and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have partnered to provide deserving...

NAACP and NNPA Lead Protest Against Police Brutality

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration...

RAYNARD JACKSON: The Mueller report:Blacks better be careful

by Raynard Jackson, NNPA Columnist As I always say, “Weak people take strong positions on weak issues.” Exhibit A for this is the recently released Mueller report. Democrats have lost their damned minds over this report. They didn’t get the result they wanted, an indictment of President...

Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

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By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a...

Black Millennial Political Convention Scheduled in Washington

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia An estimated 62 million Millennials – adults ages 20 to 35 in 2016 – were voting-age U.S. citizens in the nation’s electorate in 2016. Millennials comprised 27 percent of the voting-eligible population, just below Baby Boomers – ages 52...