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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Walking onto an airplane and seeing a black pilot is as rare as a blood moon sighting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the approximately 690,000 active certificated pilots in the U.S., less than 3 percent are African American. While a blood moon...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — "Far too often it is our communities – Black and Brown communities – that are not prepared enough, resilient enough, or adaptive enough when climate disasters hit," Mabson said. "We look at the devastating impacts from Hurricane Katrina, and more recently Hurricane's Maria, Harvey, and Dorian,...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Chavis noted that mainstream media’s coverage of the trial lacked facts, and the racially and politically-charged atmosphere inside and around the Pennsylvania courthouse may have deprived Cosby of a fair trial.
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Vast segments of the psychiatric community, including the editorial staff of Psychology Today, and the eminent Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee, have expounded on the potential harm of the Chief Executive’s mental fitness, on our collective psyche. That said, we have reached out to a cross section...
By The Chicago Defender A newly designed hair tool known as the MC Professional Hot-N-Happy Hair Tool with Secure Combs will be launched in the United States. Developed by entrepreneur Peggy Williams, it is the first ethnic hair drying and styling tool specifically for women and men of color worldwide....
By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent Misty Copeland had the world of ballet standing still, when she made history as the first Black female principal dancer to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2015, just months after becoming the first Black woman to perform the lead role of...
By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles Contributor More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants. “There’s only one thing that everyone in this world has in common: we all love great tasting food,” creator...
By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor America’s nagging racial wealth gap has been the focus of many research reports and economic policy debates. Now new research analyzes the strong connection between disproportionate wealth and financial services and products that are either shared or denied with consumers of color. Authored by the...
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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant isn’t taking it lightly and has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the problem. Candy Moore, the senior vice president and manager of Wells Fargo’s Community Relations and...
By Sentinel News Service Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” earned four wins from the African American Film Critics Association, who today, announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors. The highly popular Netflix limited series about the infamous Central Park rape case that resulted in the arrest and...