Monday, July 13, 2020

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Big Mac Racism at McDonald’s; lawsuit pending

For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ethos. It is a philosophy...

NFL will play ‘Black National Anthem’ at games

by Stacy M. Brown -- When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to bring awareness to social and other injustices faced regularly by Black and Brown individuals in America, the National Football League, President Donald Trump, and others...

NNPA to salute attorney Benjamin Crump and The Crump Law Firm

by Stacy M. Brown --  The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will pay tribute to civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and his law firm while honoring the family of George Floyd, during the NNPA’s Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9. Registration...

Vanessa Williams is Making a Difference with Thousands of Black Mayors

by Stacy M. Brown -- In a lengthy conversation with Black Press USA, it was easy to see why Vanessa R. Williams has earned the description of the “glue that holds 650 African American mayors together.” “I came into this organization as a new executive director,...

NNPA President Dr. Ben Chavis to moderate Forum on Equality

by Stacy M. Brown --  National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., will serve as a moderator for an important national forum on racial equality in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, June 23. “I’m honored to have legendary civil rights leader...

The killing of George Floyd and the pursuit of a murder conviction

MINNESOTA — “I just want to let everyone know that we’re going to bring to bear all the resources necessary to achieve justice in this case,” said Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. That was Ellison speaking at the press conference announcing the decision by Minn....

Attorney General Keith Ellison Takes Over George Floyd Murder Case

by Stacy M. Brown --  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has taken over the prosecution of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed African American who died because of the actions of Chauvin and other officers. “It is with...

Minnesota’s Black Newspapers Speak Out Amidst Uprising in Wake of Police Murder of George Floyd

by Stacy M. Brown -- “I can’t breathe…” The senseless killing of unarmed Black men, Black women, Black boys, and Black girls has become so routine that the entire nation now knows the meaning of those three words – and no matter what the color...

COVID-19 recovery — My personal battle from a positive to a negative result

by Jeffrey L. Boney --  “Jeffrey, unfortunately, your test came back positive for the Coronavirus.” Hearing those words from the doctor, March 27th, shook me to the core. Was that a death sentence for me? Was it a coincidence that my mom years earlier had died in the...

Shooting death in Georgia of Ahmaud Arbery is defined as a ‘Modern Day Lynching’

by Lauren Victoria Burke -- NNPA Newswire -- Months after the U.S. House passed a new lynching law, which has been held up by the Republican led U.S. Senate, and a day after investigative journalist Ida B. Wells was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize —...