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NAACP Celebrates 108th Annual Convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its 108th Annual Convention from July 22-26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Committed to establishing policies and programs of action for the ensuing year, the Annual Convention is a well-anticipated event. Highlights of the event include a Prayer & Memorial Breakfast, an Opening Plenary…

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Black Enterprise Presents The Inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit, “A Celebration Of The Best Of Who We Are,” Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Black Enterprise will host its inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit Wednesday, Aug. 30 through  Sunday, Sept. 3, at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This bold, festive, and exciting event was developed to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of today’s black men. The crown jewel of our BMX Summit, The…

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Essence Magazine Honors Patrisse Cullors with ‘Woke Award’

Cullors is A Senior Fellow at MomsRising Dedicated to Addressing the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis in the US Last weekend, Patrisse Cullors, a Senior Fellow at MomsRising, an online and on-the ground multicultural organization of moms and their families with more than a million members in the US, was honored at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival with…

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NNPA Elects New Chair at 2017 Legacy Awards Gala

CHICAGO CRUSADER PUBLISHER DOROTHY LEAVELL DEFEATS WASHINGTON INFORMER PUBLISHER DENISE ROLARK BARNES By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA) – Shortly, before the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Legacy Awards Gala, NNPA members elected veteran Chicago Crusader publisher Dorothy Leavell to serve as chairman of the group for the next two years (2017-2019). Leavell succeeds Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark…

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The “Green Book of South Carolina” Launches as First-Ever Mobile Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites

The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state at http://www.GreenBookofSC.com. Research indicates that a…

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NAACP President Cornell Brooks Voted Out

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA) – Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news. Brooks, 56, has served in the position since May 2014. Some NAACP insiders said that there was a lack…

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In 2017 State Of Black America Report, Blacks Show Slight Gains

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA) – In their annual State of Black America report, called “Protect Our Progress,” the National Urban League (NUL) suggested that the nation should invest in a “Main Street Marshall Plan” that would solidify gains made by Black Americans during the Obama Administration. The plan includes many policy ideas the NUL…

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The Black Press Shows Resilience of the Black Community

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community. “You can see it in the spirit of the process that we have [developed] in documenting our history—we are marvelously resilient by nature, we are street fighters, guerilla fighters and resilience defines…

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NABJ Launches Black Male Media Project to Inspire Black Men

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is launching a new program to help change the lives and images of black men in the news and in society. The NABJ Black Male Media Project is a nationwide effort to open doors and change the narrative of black men. The NABJ Black Male Media Project will…

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