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The U.S. Army Awards a $40,000 College Scholarship at the Salute to Youth Luncheon at the 100 Black Men of America National Conference

On June 14, 2018, Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen provided opening remarks regarding how self-discipline and strong mentorship creates both personal and professional success. The remarks were delivered at the Salute to Youth Luncheon during the 100 Black Men, Inc. National Conference.   During the “Salute to Youth” luncheon the U.S. Army presented a college scholarship to…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Thomas W. Dortch, Jr

Thomas Dortch is a noted Author, Entrepreneur, and Community Activist. He has had guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, C-SPAN, National Press Club, CNN and more. Mr. Dortch is the recipient of numerous awards and honors that celebrate his efforts, including being listed in the 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 May Editions of Ebony…

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NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 “Discover the Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship in Detroit

By Daja E. Henry, Ila Wilborn and Natrawn Maxwell, #TeamAuthentic, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have teamed up once again for the “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. The fellowship, in its third year, gives students attending Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity of a…

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Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s 3rd Annual “SC Rural Landowner Symposium” at Voorhees College June 21-22

If you need help with heirs’ property and/or if you want to learn more about managing your land for timber to provide increased income for your family, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation is inviting you to attend its 3rd Annual 2-day “SC Rural Landowner Symposium” to be held on the campus of Voorhees College…

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Crusader Staff Report (The Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Days before the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a federal lawsuit was filed to block the proposed $500 million facility that will be built in Jackson Park. The 500-acre park is located in Chicago’s predominately Black Woodlawn and South Shore neighborhoods, where former…

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Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Purges are Legal

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ohio can resume its purge of infrequent voters from its rolls. The decision is expected to have a devastating effect on the state’s black voters and it could get even worse when the ruling…

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Legendary Detroit newspaper executive Robert G. McGruder wins NABJ Legacy Award

The National Association of Black Journalists has selected longtime Detroit Free Press executive editor Robert G. “Bob” McGruder as the recipient of the 2018 NABJ Legacy Award. Presented annually to a print, broadcast, digital or photojournalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails, McGruder’s stellar career perfectly embodies the spirit of the…

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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Susan G. Komen, and the Ad Council Target Black Women’s Breast Health

A breast cancer survivor, an advocate, and a quintessential Black woman, Vanessa Bell Calloway is teaming with Susan G. Komen Foundation to educate African American women on breast health via a national PSA campaign developed in partnership with Steve Stout’s Translation agency and the Ad Council. The “Know Your Girls” campaign empowers black women to…

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Harvard Study: Black Men Sentenced to Longer Prison Terms Than Whites Convicted of the Same Crimes

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Republican-appointed judges to the federal bench sentence Black men to longer prison terms compared with White men convicted of the same crime, according to a study by the Harvard Law School. The report also found that Black judges impose shorter sentences on average than non-Black judges.…

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