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Black Speed Skating Champion Shani Davis Snubbed During Winter Olympics Opening

America’s First Black Olympic Speed Skater Shani Davis lost the honor to carry the American flag during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in a coin toss orchestrated by the United States Olympic Committee.

The Black Press and the NAACP Join Forces to Address Issues Affecting the Black Community

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group representing more than 200 Black-owned media companies, signed a historic, strategic partnership with the NAACP, one of the most influential civil rights group in the world, during the...

Ask Alma: Should I Let My Ex See Our Daughter?

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I had a baby in my twenties when I was dealing with this guy, who was in the military, stationed close to where I live. I thought that we would get married and live happily ever after. Obviously,...

National Millennial Community Works to Dispel Stereotypes about Young People

Chevrolet recently partnered with the National Millennial Community and sent out groups of influential young people to destinations around Seattle, Washington to execute think tank-style discussions on topics related to the success of today’s multicultural millennials. The National Millennial Community (NMC) is a progressive...

OP-ED: Republican Tax Bill Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

By Marian Wright Edelman (President, The Children’s Defense Fund) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently passed on a nearly straight party line Republican vote in the U.S. Senate is, like the House-passed bill, a moral abomination. Their enactment would be the death of...

The Oil and Natural Gas Industry Offers Higher Wages for Black STEM Professionals

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Editor-In-Chief) When it comes to preparing the next generation for careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics, also known at “STEM,” Jack Gerard, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said that leaders in the oil and natural...

Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Clinical Trials and Sickle Cell Disease in the Black Community

By Dr. Kevin Williams (Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease Unit) This article is the third installment in the “Ask Dr. Kevin” series, brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell...

Baton Rouge Businesswoman Designs “TransfHERmation” program for Young, Black Girls

By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world. From...

Racism in the Workplace and the Whitewashing of the #MeToo Movement

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to leave his job after the “MeToo” hashtag galvanized women to speak up about sexual misconduct, harassment and more. Too bad that impetus did not float...

NPR: Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington’s Black Press Corps, Dies At 99

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Simeon Booker, the Washington bureau chief of Jet and Ebony magazines for five decades, died Dec. 10 at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Md., according to The Washington Post. He was 99 and had recently been hospitalized for pneumonia, his wife, Carol Booker, told...