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The Human and Economic Tool of Gun Violence is Staggering

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Approximately 7,500 African Americans are killed each year because of gun violence. Further, it’s 20 times more likely that a young black male will die by a firearm homicide than a white peer, according to a new report. In a study commissioned by Democratic members of Congress’ Joint…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Successfully Raises $1 Million in Support of HBCUs for the Second Consecutive Year

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has announced that for the second consecutive year, the sorority has successfully raised $1 million for the benefit of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of its HBCU Impact Day initiative. On Monday, September 16, local chapters, private donors and corporate matching dollars from across the globe helped…

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Chavis Moderates Lively Discussion on the State of Black Business During CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., moderated a discussion that focused on black businesses during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington. The panel’s theme was “Nation Building Through the Black Business Community: The Next 50 Years.” Hosted…

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Congressional Black Caucus: Reflecting on 1619, Preparing For 2020

By Barrington M. Salmon (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Thousands of Black community activists, organizational leaders and political observers descended on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center last week to dive into the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. The mood was a mélange of reflection and contemplation about the past and excitement and trepidation about the future.…

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United Auto Workers Strike General Motors

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The United Auto Workers Monday morning went on strike at General Motors, the first labor walkout at the Detroit automaker since 2007. However, both sides said they resumed negotiations Monday afternoon to end the strike. It is not known how much progress has been made. Some 46,000 hourly workers hit…

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Black Homeownership Plummets to ‘Crisis’ Level, New NAREB President Promises Strategies for Increase

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The new “commander and chief” of Black Homeownership in America has released a new strategy for raising the numbers that have plummeted to percentages below the time of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. But accomplishing that fete could prove more than daunting as the 2019 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA)…

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Black Press of America Awards Courageous Leaders

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With a lively and capacity crowd inside the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 12, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., and NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards presented the annual National Leadership Awards. The 2019 honorees…

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Young Leaders Conference Pays Off $1.5 Million in Medical Debt for Underserved Families

A powerful and impactful Young Leaders Conference: One of the many highlights of the conference came in the form of a powerful speech by Rep. John Lewis, followed by a major announcement in front of thousands of energized attendees. Mark Moore, Jr., Founder of YLC shared with the thousands in attendance that the organization has purchased over 1.5 Million Dollars…

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House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Announces Celebrity Ambassadors Council

  The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation announced its first-ever Ambassadors Council featuring a virtual who’s who of GRAMMY ®, American Music, Academy of Country Music and Billboard Music Award-winning artists including Benny Blanco, Sofia Carson, Lauren Daigle, Chris Janson, Khalid, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Carlos Santana and Umphrey’s McGee. Each Music Forward Ambassador…

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