PART I: A Quest for Garifuna Visibility in America’s Census

By Khalil Abdullah, Ethnic Media Services Gilberto Amaya’s career in international development has taken him across more than 30 countries as he implemented renewable energy systems, agribusiness projects, and poverty alleviation initiatives. He witnessed post-independence struggles of sovereign states whose names are rarely heard on U.S. nightly newscasts — Burkina Faso, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe. A…

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More Truths About Guns in America

By Marian Wright Edelman On November 6, 17-year-old Da’Qwan Jones-Morris, a former Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® scholar from St. Paul, Minnesota, was killed when he was accidentally shot in the chest by a 15-year-old friend playing with a stolen gun in our gun saturated nation. Da’Qwan and a group of friends were playing…

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Black News Channel In ‘The Red Zone’ Ready for Launch

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As the historic launch on January 6, 2020, of the Black News Channel (BNC) approaches, officials can count members of Congress among those eagerly anticipating the new platform. Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the chair of…

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Bits & Pieces: “Learning, Laughter, & Life!”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Now that Thanksgiving festivities are over, we find ourselves dead smack into Christmas parades, shopping and more shopping. It’s time to leave the blighted past behind and lighten up a bit this week. My head is full of euphemisms from summers spent with grandma Lula. She would say “you pay for your learning.”…

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Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings Include Programs to Continue Growth of the Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Major League Baseball announced this week that once again this year, it will host a selection of activities during the Baseball Winter Meetings designed to continue the considerable cultural growth of diversity and inclusion throughout the sport. These programs will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Friday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 11. They include…

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End of Kamala Harris’ White House Campaign Ignites Discussion on Treatment

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On December 3, Senator Kamala Harris of California suspended her campaign for the White House. Harris’ decision was announced by video after four straight weeks of negative media coverage regarding her campaign organization and strategy. Harris’s campaign started with a bang and a ton of media attention. She…

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African-American Boys and Men in America Are Killing Themselves and No One Seems To Care

By Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni, Jr. PharmD. Senior Science Advisor, Men’s Health Network African-American boys and men in America continue to kill themselves at an alarming rate. Over the past several months the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released several reports about the demographics of this national disgrace. African-American men and boys continue to…

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