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RAYNARD JACKSON: An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump from a Black Republican

President Trump, King Solomon and I went to breakfast last night and he told me to share this Bible verse with you: Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7). Wisdom is simply knowledge gained through experience.  Understanding...

Being Black and Republican in the Era of Trump Presents Real Challenges

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It’s likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was, particularly with President Donald Trump’s policies that have included separating children from parents; the administration’s escalating racial rhetoric; and a special counsel report...

Black Girls Ride: Women of Color Blaze New Trails in Motorsports

More than 200 Female Riders Set to Dispel Biker Stereotypes on Journey to New Orleans By WI Interns/DTU Fellows Two hundred twenty-five unapologetic, fearless and trend-setting female bikers, brought together by Black Girls Ride (BGR), will ride nearly 200,000 miles, collectively, from more than 5 states...

OP-ED: Women’s Suffrage Forged by Founding Sisters: Happy Birthday to Ida B.

By Gwen McKinney “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” So proclaimed Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who fearlessly shined a light with words on the abominable dark days after slavery and into the 20th century. Journalist, publisher,...

Ebony, Jet fire remainder of staff, may close its doors for good

By Miana Massey, Chevrolet DTU Fellow | The Atlanta Voice It’s official, Ebony Magazine—along with its sister publication Jet Magazine—has potentially closed its doors for good. Former employees of the company took to Twitter last week using the hashtag #EbonyOwes to air out their frustrations with...

How Frederick Douglass Challenged the Hypocrisy of Independence Day

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This Thursday (July 4), marks Independence Day, even as protesters mark America’s denial of liberty to people of color. As The Associated Press noted in 2018, formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass addressed the failure of American commitments to freedom more than a century ago...

Black Press of America Announces Election of New National Officers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor July 1, 2019, Cincinnati, Ohio – The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the national trade organization that represents African American newspapers and media companies, known as the Black Press of America, has elected new officers and a Board...

COMMENTARY: It’s #BuyBlackWeek. Do You Know Where Your Dollars Are Going?

By: Maiysha Kai Money is green, but when it comes to leveraging the power of our dollars to best benefit the community, many of us feel it best to buy black whenever possible. With that in mind, The Glow Up is here to remind you...

Black Leaders Push for Fair 2020 Census Count

By James Wright Leaders of numerous African American organizations recently convened in the District to deal with the upcoming 2020 census that could affect available resources and the political representation of Blacks in the century’s third decade. Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition...

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” Wins Mass Attention for Focus on Falsely Accused Central Park Five

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By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The painful true stories of five falsely accused young men, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise, has been brought to light in excruciatingly vivid detail by director Ava DuVernay. The group known as...