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African-American woman, Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, makes U.S. Naval Academy history

by Stacy M. Brown -- Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, a mechanical engineering major from Illinois, has been named brigade commander for the spring semester at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Barber, a track star with a stated desire to work as a Marine...

New coronavirus vaccine requires ‘trust’ of African-American community

by Stacy M. Brown --  News of Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among those without previous infection arrives as the United States continues to realize record-breaking new cases. Last Thursday (Nov. 12), the country...

Paris Jackson emerges with new CD, new vibe

by Stacy M. Brown --  At 22, Paris Jackson bears the scars of a childhood that took a devastating turn 11 years ago with the death of her father, Michael Jackson. After the King of Pop’s death, a chaotic years-long struggle with family turmoil and multiple suicide attempts began for...

One in three Black men backed Trump in ‘blue wall’ states

by Christopher Tidmore -- (BlackPressUSA) -- Donald Trump earned a historically high African-American vote in his bid for reelection of at least 12 percent, according to results of 2020 exit polls by Edison Research – an improvement of four percent over his 2016 totals. The...

Classifying the ‘Soul’ slang of Black people

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II -- Today’s Black Slang is like a kaleidoscope whose various overlapping colors/types can serve many purposes. Type I Slang shows one belongs to the fellow slang talkers’ in-group. Preparation for competing with “the guys” is a fun way to...

Wealth gap costs over last two decades: $2.7 trillion in Black income, $16 trillion to U.S. economy

by Charlene Crowell -- America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate inter-generational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion...

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...
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