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St. Louis American Publisher Praises Establishment of NNPA Task Force and Resource Center

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The establishment of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center is both timely and necessary, and publishers, partners, sponsors, and others should quickly rally around the concept, according to one distinguished NNPA publisher. “It’s extremely important because the Task Force will…

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Bennie Fowler’s Business Acumen and Assuredness Enable Corporate America to Overcome Insurmountable Odds

By Kimberly Hayes Taylor, NNPA Newswire Contributor As an automotive C-suite level executive, Bennie Fowler became a business leader to count on when corporations in crisis were hemorrhaging money and losing loyal customers because of questionable quality. During the 2008 economic crisis, Fowler helped lead Ford Motor Company’s turnaround to profitability when the company was…

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Detroit math teacher’s bedtime stories soothe students during the school shutdown

By Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat.org (republished with permission from Chalkbeat.org) Every night, Voncile Campbell transforms into a new fantasy character. A little boy hunting for treasure with pirates. An owl playing with a fox. A teddy bear king who can’t fall asleep.  Campbell is a math teacher at Bow Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, and since the…

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Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The coronavirus health crisis that hit America in the middle of March has compelled Governors to shut down states, requested citizens to stay in their homes and moved Congress to pass an unprecedented stimulus of over two trillion dollars.   As the COVID-19 crisis hit its peak, the Congressional…

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House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The $2 trillion stimulus deal reached earlier by the Senate, was finally passed by the House on Friday, March 27. President Trump is expected to immediately sign the massive legislation that promises to provide a much-needed shot in the arm for working and unemployed individuals, and…

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Jails, Prisons Struggle with Spread of Coronavirus

By Brianna Nargiso (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As COVID-19 continues to spread globally and the U. S. has now become the first country to top 100,000 cases, prisons and jails across the country continue to house inmates and employees who have tested positive for the Coronavirus and authorities are desperately trying to abate the spread. For example,…

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ESSENCE Launches New Digital Series Focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on Black America

ESSENCE Communications Inc. announced March 30 a new digital series focused on providing Black women and communities with the tools and information needed to address issues arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series, ESSENCE Wellness House: A Virtual Summit, Episode One: Taking Care in the Wake of a Global Pandemic, will include live online…

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The Second Annual PCF Black History Month Assist Challenge Sets New Fundraising Record By Raising More Than $500,000 For Prostate Cancer Research

In its sophomore year, the Second Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Black History Month Assist Challenge more than tripled its fundraising efforts, compared to 2019, by raising more than $500,000 to combat prostate cancer, a disease that affects more than three million men in the U.S. and disproportionately affects African American men. During this year’s Assist…

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American Petroleum Institute (API) Provides Resources in Times of Uncertainty

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The US energy supply chain hasn’t faced disruption because of the coronavirus. Still, contingency measures have been taken by oil and natural gas companies to help keep supplies flowing, according to Suzanne Lemieux, the head of operations security for the American Petroleum Institute (API). The contingency…

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