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The Association of Black Cardiologists Celebrates National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day to Encourage People to ‘Listen to Their Heart’

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Inc., is proud to participate in National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day—an annual campaign on February 22 to inform both patients and providers about the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease (HVD) and advocate for better access to life-saving treatment for communities of color. This marks the…

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NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The history of Black people long pre-dates the indignity of slavery. “Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We were kings and queens. We had dynasties long before the slave trade,” Chavis said during Volkswagen Group of…

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16 States and Counting Sue Trump over ‘Vanity’ Wall

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency isn’t an emergency at all, according to officials in at least 16 states who are suing him over his controversial declaration. Also, published reports indicate that more states will soon join that coalition against the president. The states that have already…

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D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Set to Introduce Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Advertise with Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary and longtime D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping to accomplish what may not have been possible during the last Congress. Norton, who is in her 28th year in Congress, plans to reintroduce H.R. 7215 which would require all government agencies to report on expenditures for contracts for…

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The Executive Leadership Council Offers a Half Million Dollars in Educational Scholarships

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent global organization composed of current and former Black executives, announced it is offering $500,000 in scholarships for Black undergraduate and MBA/MA college students in 2019. With the generous support of corporate sponsors and ELC members, hundreds of students will apply or compete for the more than 60 awards…

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Horry-Georgetown Technical College Launches Court Reporter Programs

  Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) announced today the launch of its new court reporter programs, created to meet the severe shortage of court reporters across not only South Carolina, but the entire country.   The college will be offering three online programs in court reporting: voice writing, stenography, and digital. The digital court reporter program,…

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Mike Singletary: Express Yourself

Special from The New Tri-State Defender NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary knew exactly what he wanted to do after he retired from playing the game he loved. After a legendary 12-year career with the Chicago Bears — including the celebrated 1985 Super Bowl champion squad — Singletary knew he wanted to coach. Like, really…

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Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities. To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more…

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Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Called Unconstitutional, ‘Egregious Abuse of Power’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest ranking African-American in the U. S. Congress, has assailed President Donald Trump’s immigration national emergency as an “egregious abuse of power” and calls on his fellow congressional members to challenge his actions. “The President’s declaration of a manufactured…

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Citizenship Question Could Hurt Census Count of Black America

By Khalil Abdullah Special from Ethnic Media Services (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Constitution requires that America’s decennial census count all persons residing in the United States, not just citizens, a clearly stated objective now at risk. In a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs including states, cities and civil rights organizations, New York Southern District Judge Jesse Furman…

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