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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 […]