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OPINION: Importance of Educators of Color for Black & Brown Students

NNPA ESSA PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — This month, my organization, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools released its highly-anticipated report, “Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color Building an Effective Staff” which examined the ways that school leaders of color’s...

Black News Channel (BNC) TV to hit U.S. airwaves Nov. 15

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a joint teleconference broadcast live from the Four Season’s Hotel in New York’s Financial District, the Black News Channel (BNC) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association announced the official launch date and time for the nation’s first...

Poll of likely voters shows rising student debt problems:

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “he Department of Education seems to be making it easier for for-profit colleges and servicers to take advantage of students,” said Debbie Goldstein, CRL Executive Vice President. “We need a Department of Education that holds for-profit institutions accountable for abusive practices...

INTERVIEW: One-on-One with Judge Tammy Kemp — Amber Guyger Murder Trial

NNPA NEWSWIRE — I Messenger Media (Texas Metro News/Garland Journal/I Messenger) sat down recently with Judge Tammy Kemp to discuss criticism she has received as a result of her actions following the conclusion of the Amber Guyger murder trial last week.

This Black Pilot is Flying with a Mission of Diversity

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Walking onto an airplane and seeing a black pilot is as rare as a blood moon sighting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the approximately 690,000 active certificated pilots in the U.S., less than 3 percent are...

Environmental Justice Advocates Say Climate Change isn’t a ‘White Thing’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — "Far too often it is our communities – Black and Brown communities – that are not prepared enough, resilient enough, or adaptive enough when climate disasters hit," Mabson said. "We look at the devastating impacts from Hurricane Katrina, and more recently...

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. Visits With a “Strong Bill Cosby”

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Chavis noted that mainstream media’s coverage of the trial lacked facts, and the racially and politically-charged atmosphere inside and around the Pennsylvania courthouse may have deprived Cosby of a fair trial.

The Trump Effect — Is this administration a present danger to the Black psyche?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Vast segments of the psychiatric community, including the editorial staff of Psychology Today, and the eminent Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee, have expounded on the potential harm of the Chief Executive’s mental fitness, on our collective psyche. That said, we have reached...

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...