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Sundance 2019: Chinonye Chukwu First Black Woman to Win U.S. Top Prize

Clemency is the second feature film for writer/director Chukwu, who worked on the clemency campaign for Tyra Patterson. Patterson was wrongly accused of murder and eventually released after serving 23 years in prison.

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Black Millennial Voices: Stop the Torture of U.S. Prison Inmates

The disproportionate mass incarceration of people of color in America continues to grow. It is bad enough to be confined and locked up in over-crowded jails and prisons in the United States.

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True First Series: History That Leaves No Person of African Descent Behind

While we look ahead to a possible Kamala Harris presidency in 2020, we can’t forget about the woman who made it possible for Harris to run – Shirley Chisolm. Just one of the many stories of perseverance…

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Our Planet is Melting. Who Cares?

Our world is melting. Glaciers are disappearing. Oceans are rising. Lowlands (mostly populated by low income and Black people) are disappearing. And, before Democrats took power in this term, few other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

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Taraji P. Henson: ‘What Men Want’ Gets into Guys’ Heads

A pretty face, a sculpted body, a good cook, smart and financially stable are just some of the qualities women think men want. But if women had the ability to get in a man’s head and hear their thoughts, would more relationships thrive?

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Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant – during a time when servants were the only available roles for African Americans in Hollywood – McDaniel remarked…

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Discovering the Excellence Within: Realizing My Greatness in South Africa

When I started at Lindbolm Academy as a seventh grader, I experienced a challenging environment, something more dynamic than anything I had experienced before.

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Chicago Woman Rented Hotel Rooms for the Homeless During Dangerous Weather

When temperatures were dangerously cold in Chicago, Candice Payne, a 34-year old real estate broker, decided to save the lives of some of the homeless people in the area.

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We Act for Environmental Justice Responds to Green New Deal Resolution

Recently Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released a congressional resolution in support of a Green New Deal.

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Black History Month: Two Centuries of Black History and the Black Press

“The Black Press is an aspect of the fabric of the Black existence in America that is not getting enough attention or support from the community,” Kisha A. Brown…

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NNPA Celebrates a Successful Year at Mid-Winter Training Conference

The Black Press remains resilient and powerful with NNPA members providing excellent reporting from a Black perspective for more than 75 years…

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Cornel West “Liberal Self Righteousness in the Name Of Black People Being Offended!”

What is the process for overcoming that? What is the process for not having your life be damned by something you did, some racist act…?”

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