Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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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...

NNPA Teams with Magic Johnson to Fund Over $100 Million in PPP Loans for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

 (Washington, DC) — Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), says he and the NNPA have agreed to assist the efforts of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned insurance company, and MBE Capital Partners...