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By Defender News Service There’s a new Black person in the White House and she’s actually been invited in. Earlier in the week, Nicole Frazier, who worked as Sen. Cory Gardner’s regional director, was hired as the new director of African American outreach, serving in President Donald Trump’s administration. Frazier’s role will be...
By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to participate in the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism (DTU) Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will travel the country to discover...
  By A. Scott Bolden, NNPA Newswire Contributor With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman would be the first African-American woman featured on U.S. currency. The $20 currently features a...
By Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad, The Final Call CHICAGO — N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, will be hosting its 30th annual national convention June 20–23 at the Timbuktu Academy of Science & Technology in Detroit. The conference theme, “400 Years of Terror: A Debt Still Owed!” will...
THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES ITS SERIES ON MISSING BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Tawny Reed Type the name Tawny Reed in the Google search engine and click on “News.” In doing so, one will find among the results, an obscure 1960s Welsh singer named Tawny...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a recent televised commentary, Dr. Greg Carr, chair of Howard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies kick-started a stirring conversation that has mostly taken place inside the confines of Black communities around the country. Carr tackled the sometimes-uncomfortable topic of identifying as Black versus...
By Lenore T. Adkins When actress Tatyana Ali faced isolation as a new mom in a new city —San Francisco — she realized she had to find her own community of mothers. “San Francisco’s wonderful, it’s very liberal, but it’s very segregated and so on the playground, you know, listening to...
By Jesse Jackson Sr. Alabama — led by utterly clueless male legislators — just passed the most restrictive ban on abortion in the country, with Georgia and Missouri piling on close behind. Other states dominated by right-wing Republican politicians are jockeying to join in. Their aim is to get the courts,...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia One year ago, Byron Allen made a historic purchase of The Weather Channel for $300 million along with The Weather Channel’s streaming service, Local Now. However, the businessman, comedian, and executive, was just getting started. A week ago, it was announced that Allen joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group...
By S.E. Williams Washington, D.C. – Last month, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Hennessy & Co., introduced the Hennessy Fellows Program. The new initiative commits an unprecedented $10M to be awarded to high-achieving graduate students. The fellowship awards will be available to students in a variety of...