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Plan Launched to Rename Richmond’s Boulevard for Tennis Great Arthur Ashe, Jr.

By Jeremy Lazarus Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A new effort is underway to rename Richmond, Virginia’s Boulevard in honor of Richmond-born humanitarian and tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray says she plans to introduce legislation in September to change the street’s name to Arthur Ashe Boulevard.…

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Charlottesville Struggles with Race, History and Survival

By Cash Michaels, NNPA Newswire Regional Correspondent CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To say that Charlottesville, Va. held its collective breath on August 12th – the first anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” white supremacist violence a year ago that tragically took the life of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old white anti-racist protestor, is an understatement. Virginia Gov. Ralph…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Sarah Glover, NABJ President

Sarah Glover is the president of NABJ. She’s a former 3-term NABJ board member and 4-term chapter board member. Sarah served as president of PABJ during the 2011 NABJ Convention, contributing to NABJ’s record fundraising. Sarah Glover is the former social media editor for NBC Owned Television Stations. Prior to joining NBC OTS, she worked…

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NABJ Rejects Trump Attacks on Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) board of directors unanimously passed a resolution on Sunday condemning statements and actions by President Donald Trump and his administration that are detrimental to the freedom of the press. The continued attacks and hostile attitude towards the press must cease. At the national board meeting following the NABJ…

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National Association of Women Judges Launched “#WeToo in the Legal Workplace” Initiative at Legislative Caucus on Capitol Hill

At its 13th annual meeting, National Association of Women Judges President Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy, New York State Supreme Court, and Congressional Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs, Congresswomen Susan Brooks and Lois Frankel, hosted an audience of 50 persons, including congresswomen, judges, attorneys and staffers in a meeting to ensure that women can thrive in healthy work…

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Josephine Baker Documentary Headlines African Diaspora Film Festival

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor “Streetlight Harmonies,” by Brent Wilson and the documentary “Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World,” count among the highlights of the 12th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival which opens on Friday, August 17 at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The…

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