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With Tributes Pouring in From Politicians and Entertainers, the NNPA Conference Highlights 195 Years of the Black Press

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicks off its annual conference in New Orleans this week with a slate of panels aimed at informing and inspiring Black America and increasing voter registration rolls among individuals of color. The NNPA is

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Fayetteville State’s Chesnutt Library Receives American Library Association COVID Library Relief Fund Grant

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., (June 20, 2022) – Fayetteville State University’s Charles W. Chesnutt Library will use a recently awarded $20,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) COVID Library Relief Fund to develop a technology lending program allowing students to check out laptops

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NC Democratic Black Caucus to Boycott Annual Party Convention

  The African American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party plans to boycott the party’s annual convention this weekend, saying its membership is upset that the all-day Saturday events were scheduled for the Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend. “The

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President Biden Establishes White House Task Force Addressing Online Harassment and Abuse

According to a White House Fact Sheet, one in three women under the age of 35 in the United States report being sexually harassed online, and over half of LGBTQI+ individuals report being the target of severe online abuse. Further,

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Ewaso Vilage: Poems, Stories, and Photography from Laikipia County, Kenya

The Maasai people of East Africa comprise one of the most intriguing and resourceful cultures on Earth. Acclaimed filmmaker, photojournalist, writer, poet, and humanitarian Chip Duncan takes readers on a tour of Laikipia County, Kenya, in his new release, “Ewaso

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AARP Research Shows Black Women Voters Aged 50 and Over Will Help Decide the Balance of Power in Next Election

New research by AARP in partnership with pollsters Celinda Lake, Christine Matthews, Kristen Soltis Anderson, and Margie Omero, found that only 17% of Black women have made up their mind about who they will vote for in the 2022 election.

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Far-right Extremists Keep Co-opting Norse Symbolism – Here’s Why

Payton Gendron, the suspect in the killing of ten people in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, is the latest far-right extremist to allegedly murder defenceless people in the name of white supremacy. His hate-filled manifesto is full of

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Socially Isolated People Have Differently Wired Brains and Poorer Cognition – New Research

Why do we get a buzz from being in large groups at festivals, jubilees and other public events? According to the social brain hypothesis, it’s because the human brain specifically evolved to support social interactions. Studies have shown that belonging

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Woman Football Player, Founder of Sneaker Brand Signs Deal With Athlete’s Foot Shoe Stores

After shattering all the rules by becoming the first sneaker company ever owned by a woman athlete, Santia Deck, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based TRONUS, is now celebrating a new deal that makes her line of Black-owned shoes and slides available

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True American Patriots Should “Stand Back and Stand By”

“Stand Back and stand by” are the infamous words of the 45th President of the United States that launched the most hideous attack on this nation since the Civil War. His clarion call to the far-right extremist group the Proud

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Couple Launches Newest Black-Owned Mental Health Clinical Practice in the State of Tennessee

Meet Ben Roberts, LPC-MHSP, and his wife, Dr. Erica Roberts, EdD, the owners of Purposed Life, LLC, a Black-owned clinical practice in Gallatin, Tennessee, that addresses the mental, emotional, and social health of individuals and organizations in the Black community

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Minority-Owned, Black-Led Firm Awarded $102.5M Levee & Drainage Canal Relocation Project in Louisiana

US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded Greenup Cajun JV, LLC a $102.5 million dollar construction contract to build hurricane protection structures and move levees and drainage canals in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish. The company is minority-owned with a

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59-Year-old Mom Who Reversed Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Launches Health & Wellness Retreat for Black Women

After an early diagnosis with high blood pressure and diabetes, 59-year-old Jacqueline Glass from Harlem, New York City began her journey toward transformative health. Through diet and exercise, she was able to change her trajectory and reverse her diabetes, eliminate

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Grenfell Tower Anniversary: How a Quilt in the Making Is a Symbol of the Community’s Love and Quest for Justice

Tuesday Greenidge is a multimedia artist based in North Kensington, London. When Grenfell tower caught alight on the night of June 14, 2017, her daughter was in the lift. She managed to escape. She came to her mother’s home to

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Sentencing Project Report Debunks Myth of Youth-Led Crime Wave

The D.C.-based research and advocacy nonprofit, The Sentencing Project, has debunked a widespread narrative that youth crime has exploded during the pandemic. In a new report released on Tuesday, June 14, the group said it found scarce evidence of a

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The Last Two Recessions Hit Young People Hardest – Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself for the Next One

After the pandemic and now a cost of living crisis, it seems unthinkable that the economic situation could get worse. But experts are pretty certain that the UK economy will flatline in 2023, and some are even murmuring that a

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Monkeypox Is a DNA Virus Unlike Coronavirus – Here’s What That Means for the Virus and Us

Monkeypox is suddenly on everyone’s radar, having gone from a handful of cases outside of the area where it is endemic to over 1,600 cases in mere weeks. Given the horrors that COVID brought, it is hardly surprising that people

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Black Woman Owner of Fleet of 6 Trucks Hosts 2022 Global Power Retreat In Stunning Style

Held in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the six-day retreat is part of Kristi’s Global Power Tour project of hosting a 30-city business conference/retreat, treating attendees to amazing experiences including a spa day, sumptuous meals from Michelin trained chefs, and more.

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Former Undocumented Teen Who Built Over $1M in Retirement Before 50 Now Teaches Others How to Build Wealth

Tanya Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Grow Your Wealth, a financial education platform that teaches professionals how to ditch bad debt and create a 6 or 7-figure retirement income even if they don’t have any plans in place.

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81 Grassroots Organizations Awarded a Total of $750,000 in Grants through Industry’s ‘Make Golf Your Thing’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (June 13, 2022) – 81 grassroots golf organizations will receive a total of $750,000 in funding to further their efforts to engage underrepresented populations of the sport. These groups (*full list below) are being awarded with a

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Even Before Losing Election, Trump Aggressively Pushed ‘Big Lie’

The second public hearing from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection revealed that Donald Trump was perhaps the worst loser in American political history. It also showed how alone he stood among an inner circle that couldn’t

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Building Muscle: Slowing Down the Tempo of Your Workout Won’t Help You Get Stronger Faster – But It May Still Have Benefits

Everyone wants to get fit, but many of us lack the time or patience required to get results – especially if our goal is to build a more muscular physique. While there’s plenty of advice online telling people about the

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Hybrid Working Post-COVID: How Young Professionals Can Optimise Their Time in the Office (And Why They Should)

  During the pandemic, around 100 million people in Europe switched to working from home – nearly half of them for the first time. This shift was rapid, with employees quickly noticing the benefits of remote work. These can include

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Is Intermittent Fasting Actually Good for Weight Loss? Here’s What the Evidence Says

If you’re someone who’s thought about losing weight or has wanted to get healthier in the past few years, you’ve probably come across these two words: intermittent fasting. From celebrities to fitness enthusiasts, intermittent fasting has many thousands of loyal

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Regardless of Seditious Conspiracy Charges’ Outcome, Right-wing Groups Like Proud Boys Seek To Build a White Nation

As the House Select Committee prepares to begin public hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, far-right groups including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers are were a prominent topic of discussion. At the same time, both of those

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Jan. 6 Hearing Gives Primetime Exposure To Violent Footage and Dramatic Evidence – The Question Is, to What End?

violent mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, intent on disrupting a joint session of Congress that was meeting to count electoral votes and declare Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential

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US Tragedies From Guns Have Often – But Not Always – Spurred Political Responses

The nationwide call for stronger gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and the over 200 other places where such tragedies took place so far in 2022 is understandable. It’s also predictable. Whether efforts to pass

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Conservative Supreme Court Justices Disagree About How To Read the Law

With a 6-3 majority, conservative justices on the Supreme Court may appear poised to hand down decisions that the Republican presidents who appointed them would applaud. As a political scientist who has published several books on law and politics, I

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Justice Department Announces Investigation of the Louisiana State Police

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the Louisiana State Police (LSP) to assess whether the law enforcement agency uses excessive force and whether it engages in racially discriminatory policing. According to a news

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A Stunning Jan. 6 Hearing Removes Any Doubt about Trump’s Role in the Deadly Insurrection

The stunning revelations broadcast during the House Select Committee investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol included the laying out of a scheme by former President Donald Trump to retain power. While many have long understood

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Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith Honored with 2022 Staff Award for Excellence, Others Recognized for Exemplary Service

For the third year, the UNCW Staff Award for Excellence ceremony was held virtually. The awards recognize members of the campus community who have excelled in their service to UNCW in the categories of customer service, efficiency and innovation, human

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How a Public Hearing Is Different From an Investigation – And What That Means for the Jan. 6 Com

On Thursday, June 9, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds the first of several public hearings. The committee aims to lay out the results of months of investigative work into

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Black Press Consumers’ Message to NNPA: Keep Growing, Amplifying Community News

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of the 230-plus Black-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America, is poised to observe the 195th anniversary of the birth of Freedom’s Journal and the Black

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Rev. Barber Talks to the Black Press about the Upcoming ‘Moral March on Washington’

National Newspaper Publishers Association President & CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, President and Senior Lecturer at Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival,

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Seven Decades After First Black Reporter Covered the White House, the Black Press Receives Coveted Credentials

Seventy-two years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Harry S. McAlpin Jr. of the National Negro Publishers Association to cover an Oval Office news conference, and 82-years after the founding of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the Black Press

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Arrests and Prosecutions Continue in DOJ Investigation of Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

As a Congressional committee continues to hold hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Justice Department said its continued investigation into the deadly insurrection has resulted in more than 1,000 criminal charges, several convictions or

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Armed Man Arrested in Maryland Seeking ‘To Kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh’

Authorities on Wednesday, June 8, arrested a man from California who carried a weapon near the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Though the man didn’t make it onto Kavanaugh’s property in Montgomery County, Maryland, he reportedly said

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Despite Apathy, Activists and Strategists Urge Black Voters Not to Sit out 2022 Midterms

The failure of Congress to pass legislation like the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act have frustrated African Americans. With new voter suppression laws, the leaked Roe V. Wade opinion, and the

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HBCU Grads Partner With Visa to Launch First Ever Black Woman-Owned Neo Bank

Washington, DC — Angel Rich and Courtney Keen, HBCU alums and the genius founders of CreditRich, have partnered with Visa to launch the first Black woman-owned neo-bank offering intelligent bill pay for credit optimization. They have also launched their very

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One Million Moms Partner With Black-Owned Bodycam App to Protect Their Kids From Police Misconduct

ANJEL Tech, a Black-owned cloud-based application that turns any smartphone into your own personal body cam, has announced a historic partnership with 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms (1M4). This organization, led by African American moms and aunties, was created to

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The US Is Importing Baby Formula To Help End Supply Shortage – What Parents Need To Know

Industry and federal efforts to alleviate a baby formula shortage in the U.S. are ramping up, with the import of foreign brands supplementing increased domestic production. It follows a crisis in which mothers, fathers and caregivers across the U.S. have

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African Americans and Other White House Staffers Call ‘Blaxit’ Story Fake News

Despite a recent report alleging an exodus of Black staff members, the Biden-Harris Administration remains the most diverse in history. High-level African American staffers refuted a Politico story about a so-called “Blaxit” at the White House. The widely shared story

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Tone Deaf Corporate America Blasted for Trying to ‘Own Juneteenth’

In 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill to officially mark Juneteenth – June 19 – as an official federal holiday. One year later, as racism continues to permeate the nation and many African Americans prepare to observe the country’s

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The Legendary Temptations Announce Lineup Ahead of Summer and Fall Tours

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Temptations, the legendary, Grammy Award ® -winning group, led by founding member, Otis Williams are kicking off their summer and fall concert seasons this month with fan favorites such as, “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination

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Mass Shootings and Gun Laws. How Canada Does What America Won’t

According to the Gun Violence Archive, 2022 has quickly become the year of Mass Shootings. Researchers, who label mass shootings as incidents where four or more people are injured or killed (not including the shooter), noted that there have already

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Student-loan Cancellation Activists Just Wiped Out $1.7 Million in Student Debt for Nearly 500 Hbcu Students

The Debt Collective wiped out $1.7 million in student debt for Bennett College students. The relief was for debt owed to the historically Black college, like unpaid tuition and other school-related expenses. Student debt disproportionately falls on Black borrowers, and

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HBCU Grad Turned Capitol Hill Attorney Launches Black-Owned Line of Pearl Accessories to Inspire Women

Tonya Sloans, after having spent 20 years as a legal advisor in the nation’s capital, has used her fashion formula for career success to launch Power and Pearls, an online boutique that gives confidence to women through pearl accessories. Her

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Working in the Metaverse: What Virtual Office Life Could Look Like

In the context of work, the digital divide has become less about access to devices and connectivity and more about skills and mindset. Many experienced professionals have never learned more than the rudimentary basics of email, web search and Microsoft

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Supreme Court Allows States To Use Unlawfully Gerrymandered Congressional Maps in the 2022 Midterm Elections

In the upcoming midterm elections, states may use maps that a federal court has found unlawful. You read that right: The U.S. Supreme Court recently barred federal courts from requiring states to fix their newly adopted, but unlawful, congressional maps

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