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Power Rising Summit: Building an Agenda for Black Women

On February 22-25, 2018, Black women of all backgrounds, experience, and expression will gather for Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women, an historic summit that will build an actionable agenda that leverages our individual and collective power and influence for the advancement of ourselves, our families, our communities and our future. The Summit…

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Poynter, NABJ Announce the 2017 Diversity Leadership Class

The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are pleased to announce the 2017 class for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, a transformational leadership program for journalists of color. The 25 participants, chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants, are emerging leaders in digital media who…

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First Female African-American CWO-5 in the Information Warfare Community

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Hafer, Navy Recruiting Command MILLINGTON, Tenn — November 3, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) 5 Valencia Simmons-Fowler became the first African-American woman to achieve the highest chief warrant officer rank in the information warfare community. The Chicago, Illinois native started her Navy career at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida in…

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NNPA President Joins Civil Rights Leaders and U.S. Mayors for Historic Meeting

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor During a recent meeting in New York City, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joined the National Urban League, the National Action Network and a group of mayors from around the country for a results-driven, inclusive economic and civil rights policy planning session. “The NNPA is finally being…

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Power Profiler: Sgt. La David Johnson

Heroes are described as brave champions who are conquerors. Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American hero.  He is our beloved service member killed in action in West Africa. Sgt.  Johnson and three other American soldiers were recently killed in an ambush in Niger. He left behind a loving wife who is six months…

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Report: Women of Color Underrepresented Among Doctors, Face Major Barriers

A new report from The Greenlining Institute and the Artemis Medical Society finds that women of color are severely underrepresented among U.S. physicians and face serious barriers to entering medicine and succeeding in the field. This, in turn, means millions of Americans of color lack access to culturally competent care from a provider with whom…

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Compassion & Choices Launches African-American, Latino Leadership Councils

To commemorate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Compassion & Choices today announced the launch of its African-American and Latino Leadership Councils as part of its expanding outreach to all Americans nationwide about their end-of-life care options. These options include hospice, palliative care and medical aid in dying. The councils are an extension of Compassion…

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Odyssey Media To Host 3rd Annual “IN THE BLACK” Tour October 30 – November 15

Odyssey Media, the leading brand in the empowerment of multicultural women, has announced the return of IN THE BLACK, the high-octane event that provides a unique environment for multicultural women to share insights, discover business strategies and build relationships. More than 5,000 women have participated in previous IN THE BLACK programs in over 20 cities. For…

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Puerto Ricans Suffer Apocalyptic Nightmare After Hurricanes

By Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA Newswire Contributor It’s been nearly a month since two, historic hurricanes savaged Puerto Rico, and despite the utter devastation left after the storms, the island’s 3.4 million residents are still waiting for substantive relief from the federal government. Help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been slowed, because…

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