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Congressional Black Caucus names Nevada’s Steven Horsford as new chair

Stacy M. Brown -- Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, who earned the distinction of Nevada’s first African-American State Senate Majority Leader, will lead the Congressional Black Caucus during the 118th Congress in January. Horsford, who won reelection to Nevada’s fourth congressional district in November, will be the...

Brittney Griner Freed!

by Stacy M. Brown -- After 294 days in Russian custody, including the past several weeks in a dreaded and dangerous penal colony, WNBA star Brittney Griner is free. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with Griner’s wife at the White House,...

Hakeem Jeffries: First African American to lead a major political party in Congress

by Stacy M. Brown --  Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have elected New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as their party leader. The congressman, who once quoted the late Notorious B.I.G. during one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings and has maintained a vow...

Diversity in American media ownership? The time is now!

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- Several months ago, I co-wrote an op-ed with my long-term friend and national media colleague, Jim Winston. Our commentary emphasized why “Diversifying American Media Ownership Must Become a National Priority.” Now after the results of the high turnout of...

‘Afrofuturism’ is on its way!

by Stacy M. Brown -- A new exhibition debuting next spring at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will celebrate Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther hero costume. “Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures,” opens on March 24, 2023, and features the late...

Black female excellence takes center stage at St. Jude Spirit of The Dream

For the first time in its history, the St. Jude Spirit of the Dream event selected women for each of its highest accolades: the St. Jude Spirit of the Dream award and the Legacy Award.  The event, held on Sept. 29, celebrated the achievements of...

Brittney Griner sentenced to more than 9 years in Russian prison

WNBA Superstar Brittney Griner has been sentenced to more than 9 years in a Russian prison following her conviction on drug charges. Her lawyers called the verdict a disappointment and vowed to appeal. The lawyers of WNBA star Brittney Griner, Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov, said in...

REVIEW: ‘Nope’ is a yes! — Peele delivers with follow-up

by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D -- Jordan Peele has been compared to horror and psychological thriller giant Alfred Hitchcock and science-fiction legend Steven Spielberg, but Peele is in a league of his own. Peele’s masterful ability to merge two beloved film genres, with social commentary on...

Vatican: Moment is ripe for serious consideration of the harms of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Rome, Italy – A group of global reparations leaders met with the Vatican this week to discuss the Catholic Church’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and the need for the Church to formally address its role with a Papal reparations commission and financial retribution...

Black Press receives coveted White House credentials

Seventy-two years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Harry S. McAlpin Jr. of the National Negro Publishers Association to cover an Oval Office news conference, and 82 years after the founding of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the Black Press can freely cover...