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By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their...
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By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old White man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017 Contact: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, [email protected], 202.588.8764 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) today issued an urgent national call for support for all people, who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, especially now in Houston. In addition to the...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby has hired former Michael Jackson attorney Tom Mesereau to lead his defense team going into the November retrial of the comedian’s sexual assault case. Mesereau, who will be joined by Kathleen Bliss of Nevada and Sam Silver of Pennsylvania, successfully defended “Baretta”...
By Stacy M Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84. Friends, family and celebrities took to social media to honor the icon and innovator of the Black community. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic...
By Othor Cain (The Mississippi Link/NNPA Member) Chokwe Antar Lumumba became the youngest mayor in the history of Jackson, Miss., when he was sworn-in last month in front of a standing room-only crowd at Jackson’s Convention Center Complex. Lumumba, 34, defeated the business-friendly incumbent Mayor Tony Yarber after losing to him...
By Tamara E. Holmes (Black AIDS Contributor) Actress Taraji P. Henson has never shied away from a worthy cause, and she has always been ready to fight for what she believes is right. Not only has that worked out well for her, but it is also paying off for those...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A panel discussion on police brutality, that featured verbal sparring between White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and veteran journalist Ed Gordon, silent protests and heckling, overshadowed the celebration of media excellence at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention in New Orleans,...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report. Approximately 19,200 physicians across 26 areas of medicine were asked questions about annual compensation, race, gender, geography and job satisfaction. The report, detailed by CBS News, revealed […]