Monday, November 29, 2021

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BOOK REVIEW: Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants to Unite the Diaspora

by Stacy M. Brown -- Kehinde Andrews grew up as a child of the British Black Power movement. A professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University in Great Britain, Andrews, said both parents were heavily involved in the 1970s movement. “Both my...

Will we ever learn to live with germs again?

by Stacy M. Brown -- Travel has increased exponentially, and people increasingly are displaying more confidence that the worst of the pandemic is over. Like many, Alice Anderson had concerns about germs before COVID, and she believes there remain reasons all should still be cautious. The parent...

White House’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force could help someone you know

by Najee El-Amin --  White House top health officials and representatives of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) gathered May 5 for a virtual panel to discuss the current effects of the pandemic on the Black community. Topics included health equity in American-American communities and how...

Prince’s legendary bassist remembers the icon five years after his death

by Stacy M. Brown -- About one year before Prince’s death, the Purple Rain icon called his favorite bassist, BrownMark, and flew him out to his famous Minneapolis area home called Paisley Park. “He was riding his bicycle, and when I got out of the...

‘Blue Wall’ dented; Minneapolis jury verdict shows a Black life mattered

by Stacy M. Brown -- Black Lives Matter. George Floyd’s life mattered. A mixed-race jury in Minneapolis returned a guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20, potentially sending the ex-cop to prison for the rest of his life. The panel, which included...

OP-ED: COVID-19 Testing and Black America

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans are still disproportionately negatively impacted...

Tishaura Jones wins St. Louis mayoral race

by Dana Rieck --  St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones made history Tuesday night by becoming the first Black woman to be elected mayor of St. Louis. In the city’s unofficial election results, Jones received 51.68 percent (30,099) of the vote, while her opponent Alderwoman Cara Spencer...

Nation of Islam: Capitol attacker not a member; Condemns violence

by Stacy M. Brown -- The Nation of Islam has clarified and contradicted mainstream media reports that erroneously identified the individual who recently attacked the U.S. Capitol as one of its members. In a statement to the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the trade association of the...

Whataboutourdaughters?

by BlackPressUSA -- To celebrate Women’s History Month, Whataboutourdaughters? – founded by a former presidential staffer Tiffiany Vaughn Jones – has launched a women’s empowerment campaign. A campaign that honors her former boss, Vice-President Kamala Harris while also encouraging women and girls to honor a special...

IN MEMORIAM: Boxing Great ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Dies at 66

By Stacy M. Brown -- Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who ruled the middleweight boxing division in the 1980s, yet never received the recognition he deserved as an all-time great, has died. Hagler was 66. Before Hagler’s death, former boxer Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns posted on Instagram that...