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NAACP Launches “Text the Vote!” Campaign

Through the campaign, volunteers will download a mobile app and chat with voters to get out the vote, with hopes of reaching 600K infrequent Black American voters, during this critical election period. (Photo: NAACP)   NAACP By Lauren Poteat NNPA Washington Correspondent With election day quickly approaching, the NAACP...

Ava DuVernay Confirms Prince Documentary in Works

<img width="1400" height="730" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?fit=1400%2C730&ssl=1" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Prince playing at Coachella 2008. Photo by penner via Wikimedia Commons" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?w=1400&ssl=1 1400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?resize=150%2C78&ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?resize=300%2C156&ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?resize=768%2C400&ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?resize=1024%2C534&ssl=1 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" data-attachment-id="226567" data-permalink="https://www.blackpressusa.com/ava-duvernay-confirms-prince-documentary-in-works/prince_at_coachella-featured-web/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web.jpg?fit=1400%2C730&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1400,730" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Prince_at_Coachella-featured-web"...

A Comedy That Takes A Deeper Look Into Gentrification

<img width="1400" height="730" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?fit=1400%2C730&ssl=1" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="The Neighborhood appears on CBS Network Television. (Photo by Bill Onashita)" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?w=1400&ssl=1 1400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?resize=150%2C78&ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?resize=300%2C156&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?resize=768%2C400&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?resize=1024%2C534&ssl=1 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" data-attachment-id="198425" data-permalink="https://www.blackpressusa.com/a-comedy-that-takes-a-deeper-look-into-gentrification/new-comedy-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-comedy.jpg?fit=1400%2C730&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1400,730" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="New...

A Black Woman in Texas Begins 5 Year Prison Sentence for Voting

(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA) NNPA NEWSWIRE — With the midterm elections just weeks away, activists and others are keeping keen eyes on any semblance of voter suppression – or worse. For Crystal Mason of Rendon, Texas, “worse” took the form of the 2016 presidential election....

Arthur Mitchell: Ballet Legend and Pioneer Dies at 84

By Nsenga Burton Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The world is mourning the loss of legendary choreographer Arthur Mitchell. Mitchell, who danced with the New York City Ballet from 1956-1968 and founded the groundbreaking and world renown Dance Theater of Harlem died Wednesday of heart failure. Jennifer Dunning...

Democrats that want to win in November must advertise in the Black Press, says Rep. Clyburn

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire While there's at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn has emerged as a favorite...

Bought green coffee extract? You might be eligible for a refund

Consumers who bought phony green coffee weight-loss pills have another chance at a refund. The Federal Trade Commission is sending out checks to 38,000 people who bought green coffee extract in retail stores, a couple of years after it settled a case against two companies...

August 23 – in 1861 the First African-American Enlisted

From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry) Stone, James A., Sr. (born: 1829  -  died: 1862) James A. Stone, Sr. was a fugitive slave from Kentucky who had settled in Lorain, Ohio. He is listed in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census with no indication of...