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HBCU Grad Launches Fastest-Growing Online Marketplace for Black-Owned Food Brands

Brooklyn, NY — Meet Keisha Spivey, the founder and CEO of SB Market, Inc. who has created a specialty marketplace called ShoptheBlackFoodMarket.com – the fastest growing online platform that sells and promotes Black-owned food brands. The African American community has

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Ilyasah Shabazz Talks About ‘The Awakening of Malcolm X’

  Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, acknowledged being inspired by the current generation of activists who helped push the Black Lives Matter Movement globally. She said her famous late parents predicted that young

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Decades of Hype Turned Protein Into a Superfood

Do you ever blend up a protein smoothie for breakfast, or grab a protein bar following an afternoon workout? If so, you are likely among the millions of people in search of more protein-rich diets. Protein-enriched products are ubiquitous, and

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The American Founders Didn’t Believe Your Sacred Freedom Means You Can Do Whatever You Want

President Joe Biden has mandated vaccines for a large part of the American workforce, a requirement that has prompted protest from those opposed to the measure. Meanwhile, a similar move in New York City to enforce vaccinations has resulted in

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Republicans Filibuster Freedom to Vote Act

Senate Republicans have again blocked a Democratic-led push for voter rights, with each of the 50 GOP members voting to block legislation that would help override some of the oppressive laws that have passed in several states as a result

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Temptations Legendary Founder Says the Group Always Has been Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

To hear him tell his story, Otis Williams is just a southern boy from Texarkana, Texas, who, while growing up, loved the “Devil’s music.” His two grandmothers took care of him when his mother moved to Detroit in search of

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Finding Spiritual Shelter from Mental Health Struggles

Keith Thompson was alone again with his thoughts, and, as usual, it wasn’t good. Recently divorced, drowning in debt and facing a fourth back surgery for chronic pain, the 48-year-old trucker no longer cared whether he lived or died. Such

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Do Unbiased Jurors Exist in an Age of Social Media?

Jury selection that began on Oct. 18, 2021, in the trial of three men accused of murdering unarmed Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery has been, according to an NPR report, a “very painstaking process.” That’s because it’s been hard to find

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Viruses Are Both the Villains and Heroes of Life as We Know It

Viruses have a bad reputation. They are responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and a long list of maladies that have plagued humanity since time immemorial. Is there anything to celebrate about them? Many biologists like me believe there is, at

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#FIYAH! The Live Interview with Jazz Legend Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright joined the NNPA’s Taylor Thomas to discuss a wide range of subjects. Everything from his new EP, “G-Stream,” an ode to today’s current technology and streaming music platforms, to some of his classic recordings. Albright also discusses his

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How a Racist Email Led to the Prosecution of an Investigative Journalist, and the Arrest of a Cop

The emails were explosive and dangerous, and they threw gas on the long-lit fire of racism in the criminal justice system. Nik Hatziefstathiou, known by his nickname “Nik the Hat,” had seemingly revealed the racist and frightening thoughts of a

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CDC Study Shows Effectiveness of Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents

President Joe Biden’s Senior Advisor, Cedric Richmond, who serves as the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, attended a live streamed briefing for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) on Wednesday to address a number of issues

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Experts Say Lawmakers Should Abolish RICO Law

Just two percent of federal criminal cases ever make it to trial. And, according to a Pew Research Center-funded study, at least 90 percent of federal defendants end up pleading guilty. The primary reason? The RICO laws. When used, the

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IN MEMORIAM: Colin Powell Remembered as a ‘Good Man,’ and ‘Great American’

Colin Powell has died from complications from Covid-19, his family members have confirmed. The first Black US secretary of state was 84. “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this

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Black Women Most Likely to Feel Discriminated Against or Face Unfair Judgment While Seeking Medical Care

The Urban Institute’s Coronavirus Tracking Survey, a nationally representative survey of adults ages 18 to 64, found that Black adults were more likely than White or Hispanic/Latinx to report being discriminated against or unfairly judged by a doctor or health

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PGA HOPE National Golf & Wellness Week Honors Military Veterans

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2021) — PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, will conduct the 2021 PGA HOPE National Golf & Wellness Week at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, Oct. 14-18. Through

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Last Call for Applications for Disney Dreamers Academy Teen Mentorship Program

Application period closes Oct. 31 for a mentoring experience of a lifetime provided by Walt Disney World   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The deadline to apply for Disney Dreamers Academy, an inspiring and transformational mentorship program for high school

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Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap to Help Break the Cycle of Health Inequities

As a lifelong student of history, I believe that past is prologue and I tend to rely on history to help inform my decisions in public life. I often paraphrase George Santayana, who is credited with having said, “Those who

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Study Shows How Medical Community Neglected African Americans with Covid

It’s well-documented that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in communities everywhere, but African Americans mainly have borne the brunt of the disease’s impact. Now, a new study published by the University of Michigan delves further into yet another systemic problem. Findings

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When will Black Students’ Lives Really Matter in U.S. Public Schools?

As activists and policymakers continue to urge the US Senate to pass HR 1280, the George Floyd Policing Act of 2021 prompting for police reform on our streets, is anyone paying attention to the policing that is happening against Black

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Choose Celebrity Over Humility if You Dare

Spiritually Speaking Here lately, I’ve come to clearly understand that some things that serve us well in the natural world oftentimes work against us in the spiritual one. It is an ironic realization one must make upon their own personal

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At least Four Black Females were Murdered Each Day in 2020

According to statistics released by the FBI this month, more than four Black women and girls were murdered each day in the United States in 2020. The uniformed crime reporting statistics revealed that those startling numbers were a sharp increase

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CDC Announces New Disease Forecasting Center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday, August 18, announced a new center designed to advance the use of forecasting and outbreak analytics in public health decision making. In a news release, officials said the Center for

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Despite Misinformation and Distractions, Biden-Harris Accomplishing Black Agenda

The $4.2 billion received in 2021 by historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) represents the most considerable single-year federal government funding from any administration in U.S. history. And it’s not even close. “We see more and more misinformation. When you

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The White House Supports HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have changed the college landscape and have provided a significant return on investment. Our country cannot reach its goals without strong, viable, sustainable HBCUs – goals necessary to close the education gap, health, wealth

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The Southwest Art Fest Featured Frank Frazier’s Visual Arts Collection in Killeen

The 2021 Southwest Art Fest (SWAF) hosted by Endeavors Performing Arts & Special Events Venue in Killeen, TX featured the artistic works of internationally renowned visual artist Frank Frazier. Frazier, a retired disabled Vietnam Army Veteran, led a caravan of

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“Wake Up and Stay Woke: Running for Life,” By Dr. Williams

A vibrant group gathered at the African American Museum at Fair Park to hear about the one and only Dick Gregory. Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., a longtime friend of the comic turned activist, has written a book about his

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Study: Poor, Low-Income Voters Comprised Over One-Third of Those Casting Ballots in 2020 Presidential Election

Turnout follows outreach by Poor People’s Campaign; was especially strong in 9 battleground states Poor and low-income people accounted for more than a third of all voters overall in the 2020 presidential election, and their turnout was especially strong in

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Biden Administration Corrects Misinformation on HBCU Funding

Refuting the misinformation that’s promulgated over social media and in Republican circles, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have released a fact sheet proving that the administration remains committed to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Particularly irritating

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Ebony Magazine Publishing Launches Ebony Book Club

Ebony Magazine Publishing, the publishing arm of the iconic Ebony Magazine, America’s most recognizable African American brand announced the launch of the Ebony Publishing Book Club (EPBC) and the club’s first book selection. The Book Club’s goal is to celebrate

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Stolen Bruce’s Beach Property Returned to Black Family

The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black ownership in America. The original property owners of the resort, Charles and Willa Bruce, had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach. The local government managed the rights

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Poetry Foundation Announces 2021 Pegasus Awards and Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships Winners

Celebrating contemporary poets in living lineage with one another CHICAGO, September 29, 2021 — The Poetry Foundation announces Patricia Smith as the winner of the 2021 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Susan Briante as winner of the 2021 Pegasus Award for

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. pledges $1 million to support lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., an international collegiate and nonprofit community service organization, plans to raise $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. This commitment comes just as the organization approaches its 100th anniversary in 2022

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CUNY Study Underscores the Enduring Vitality of the Black Press

The racial awakening after the death of George Floyd didn’t prove as much of an arousal for mainstream media, after all. By contrast, Floyd’s murder and the global protests that ensued further espoused the importance of the Black Press, and

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Have You Seen These Missing Individuals of Color?

In Philadelphia, an all-too-familiar plea circulates. The city’s police department said it needs the public’s help in finding 13-year-old Jada Blackwell, last seen on Sunday, October 10, along East Haines Street. Jada stands 5 feet two inches and weighs about

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Black Businesses Continue to Face Down the Pandemic

WASHINGTON – Virginia Ali is owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, an iconic restaurant she and her husband, Ben Ali, opened in 1958 in Washington D.C. Ben Ali died in 2009. He was 82. The restaurant has since become such a

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Study Shows Police Killings in U.S. Have Been Widely Undercounted

Police killings in the United States have been massively undercounted according to a study by the University of Washington. The study was published on September 27 in the Lancet, peer-reviewed medical journal. Researchers compared data from the National Vital Statistics

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Action Fund Joins Knight Foundation to Create Sojourner Truth Memorial

WASHINGTON, DC –Sojourner Truth delivered what has come to be known as her greatest speech on May 29, 1851, at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. Despite notable discrepancies between her original speech and what well may be

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $922 Million to Advance Global Nutrition to Help Women and Children

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a commitment of $922 million over the next five years to address global nutrition and advance its mission that all women and children have the nutrition they need to live healthy and

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Lydia Pope Explains the Five Pillars of NAREB and the Importance of Black Homeownership

  Lydia Pope counts among the fortunate, and she knows that. Pope also doesn’t pull any punches when advocating for African Americans – particularly as it pertains to generational wealth. Her father worked throughout Cleveland, Ohio, to help turn around

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The Racist and Illegal Jailing of Children in Tennessee, Some as Young as 6-years-old

It doesn’t get any more racist and heartless than this. Commissioners – one of whom worked in a post office, and none of whom have law degrees or experience – created “laws” in Rutherford County, Tenn., which resulted in the

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Study Shows How Medical Community Neglected African Americans with Covid

  It’s well-documented that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in communities everywhere, but African Americans mainly have borne the brunt of the disease’s impact. Now, a new study published by the University of Michigan delves further into yet another

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Mills College in Oakland — Former Black Women’s Collective President Weighs in

Many in the Mills community were shocked in March when Beth Hillman, the President of Mills College, hastily announced that after the Fall of 2021, Mills College will no longer enroll new first year students. Adding insult to injury, we learned

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U.S. Black Chamber Prez Talks Loss of African American Businesses and a Global Future for the Black Dollar

During the first three months of the pandemic, approximately 442,000 – or 41 percent – of Black businesses shuttered. As COVID continues to hamper progress, the overall decline of small and minority-owned firms remains striking. Data culled from multiple studies

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Successful Black American-Owned Business Leaders Unfairly Targeted

There is an old African proverb that captures one of the challenges that too many financially successful Black-owned business leaders face today in America. That proverb is “Your earned riches may engender envy and jealous criticism but be not dismayed

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Doctor Exposes the Shadowy World of Health Care in America

CONCORD, NC — Everyone needs health care at some point in their lives, and wouldn’t it be nice if navigating through the system was as easy as buying a new car? Actually, it should be even easier, right? Because car

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Access Is Always Appropriate — Even in a Pandemic

This year we have an opportunity to do something that we will not be able to do for another 10 years: ensure our future by demanding a fair and accessible community districting process. We will do that by engaging in

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Study: George Floyd Murder, Pandemic Highlighted How Vital the Black Press Remains

The racial awakening after the death of George Floyd didn’t prove as much of an arousal for mainstream media, after all. By contrast, Floyd’s murder and the global protests that ensued further espoused the importance of the Black Press, and

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The Brutal Trade In Enslaved People Within the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed Out of History

For my recently published book, “The Ledger and the Chain,” I visited more than 30 archives in over a dozen states, from Louisiana to Connecticut. Along the way, I uncovered mountains of material that exposed the depravity of the men

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Family of Civil Rights Icon Louis Allen Shocked to Learn He Was Sold for $20 Before Being Murdered in 1926

Peonage Detective Dr. Antoinette Harrell has revealed through her research that the legendary civil rights activist, Louis Allen, was sold for $20 before his untimely death in 1926. Her research on peonage included a trip to the National Archives in

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