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Three African-Americans Claim Rare Engineering Accomplishment

The National Academy of Engineering has 83 new members this year, including a rare three African-Americans who are scheduled to be inducted in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 30.

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NNPA Polls Black Parents on the Every Student Succeeds Act

“Rather than let people outside of our community tell us what’s going on inside our community, this is an opportunity for the [Black Press]—the people who work and serve and live and thrive in the community—to do our own research.”

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UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade

Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade.

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Students Sign #Hero4Zero Pledge in Drive to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

Some students at UNC-Pembroke have adorned their car bumpers and laptops with #Hero4Zero stickers to declare their support for an effort to wipe out traffic fatalities in Robeson County, North Carolina’s deadliest county.

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MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem Is Working to Increase Diversity on the Field

Jackie Robinson became the first African American Major League Baseball (MLB) player, increasing diversity continue to be two of the league’s most important objectives.

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Democrats that Want to Win in November Must Advertise in the Black Press

A former history teacher, Clyburn said Trump’s obsession with dismantling Obama’s legacy is reminiscent of tactics employed by Andrew Johnson to demean his predecessor, Abraham Lincoln.

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How Aretha Franklin Found Her Voice

According to Wexler, the idea to cover “Respect” and the arrangement were Franklin’s. Upon hearing the song that many now herald as a feminist anthem – rather than a song about a relationship – Otis Redding, who wrote the tune, infamously told Jerry Wexler, “That little gal done took my song.”

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Dangerous Stereotypes Stalk Black College Athletes

If you go strictly by the official account, heatstroke was the cause of death for University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair. McNair died earlier this year following a grueling practice in which training staff failed to properly diagnose and treat his condition.

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Kofi Annan: A Complicated Legacy of Impressive Achievements and Some Profound Failures

Kofi Annan (80) was an important historical figure who played a critical role in many key events of the 1990s and 2000s. His death is therefore an opportunity to both celebrate his life and to begin honestly assessing his contributions to the world.

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Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But today’s teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ago, the way they interact with traditional media like books and movies is fundamentally different.

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Saluting the Children on the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement

Marian Wright Edelman says that we owe all of the children who have fought for civil rights a debt of gratitude. In July, thousands of students participated in the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action.

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dies at 76 – Her Legacy Is Larger Than Life

“The NNPA profoundly mourns the passing of our beloved ‘Sister Leader’ and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin,” said NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “Her creative genius was matched by her steadfast courage …

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