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By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC—Buick hosted eight African-American journalists on a historic road trip in the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, where they drove from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. for an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). In their 2017 Buick LaCrosse, journalists made stops at several historic African-American points […]
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout the United States. Yet, the […]
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community. “You can see it in the spirit of the process that we have [developed] in documenting our history—we are marvelously resilient by nature, we are street fighters, guerilla fighters and resilience defines […]
By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) BATON ROUGE — When Jonathan Hage traveled to Baton Rouge following the August flood, the Charter School USA director’s first concerns were his teachers’ and students’ well-being. Along with his wife and other executives, Hage brought hope and money; each teacher received $500. “It’s not money. It’s love,” […]
By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Bill Cosby continued his vigorous defense of his innocence and his famous brand last Thursday as the iconic, but troubled, comedian’s legal team argued that public statements in his defense are not defamatory. Cosby’s lawyer, Angela C. Argusa, filed an opening appellate brief in the ongoing case […]
By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term ‘crack baby’ emerged into the social consciousness in the 80’s and 90’s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]