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National Black Leadership Commission Hosts AIDS 2018 Gospel Extravaganza October 25

Culminating 30 years of service through educating, mobilizing and empowering Black leaders to address and proactively fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other health disparities facing African Americans, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) will host a Gospel Extravaganza concert at Harlem’s historic Aaron Davis Hall at the City College Center for the…

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Election Day Countdown: Civil Rights Leaders Fight for Maximum Voter Participation

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has filed suit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp over the state’s “discriminatory and unlawful ‘exact match’ voter suppression scheme.” The suit alleges that Georgia’s “‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights…

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SC State Business Students Win First Place at National Black MBA Competition

SC State University students in the School of Business won a $15,000 first place prize, claiming victory over several other distinguished colleges and universities in the 2018 National Black MBA Association’s Undergraduate Case Competition, which convened Sept. 26-28 in Detroit, Michigan. The SC State team won third place at the competition in 2016 and second…

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AARP’s ‘Be the Difference. Vote’ stresses the importance of voting in this year’s midterms

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Next month’s fast-approaching midterm elections count as one of the most consequential in a lifetime, according to political scholar Norman Ornstein. The folks at AARP “wholeheartedly concur,” and not just in word, but also by actions. The organization, which was founded in 1958 on the principles of…

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Kwanzaa Forever Stamp Dedicated

The U.S. Postal Service continues to commemorate Kwanzaa, which celebrates values and beliefs around African-American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa Forever stamp. The ceremony took place at the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University (NC State) last week. The public is invited to share the news using the hashtag #KwanzaaStamps. “Kwanzaa…

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NNPA Leaders React to “Historic” Verdict in Laquan McDonald Case

By Stacy M. Brown,NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Contradictory, overly rehearsed and simply not believable – those were just a few adjectives jurors in the Laquan McDonald murder trial used after finding former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times in Oct. 2014 and, although McDonald, 17,…

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‘Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union’ Forum Receives Overwhelming Response At The 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Leadership Conference

The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association’s Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union forum provided insight from top entertainment and media executives regarding diversity in their fields, but also offered viewpoints from the cast of “The Hate U Give” – Actress Regina Hall, Actor Russell Hornsby, and Common, Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Activist. Congresswoman Val Demings of…

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California’s Net Neutrality Legislation Hit with Lawsuit

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Before she left her position earlier this year as commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn vigorously fought to keep Obama-era broadband and Internet protections and net neutrality laws. Clyburn surmised that, if left unchecked, companies would exploit consumers and siphon every dollar they could. Last…

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