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Minor League Baseball Joins Negro Leagues Centennial Celebration

  Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) announced Feb. 13 its participation in the national celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Negro Leagues baseball. In a joint effort between MiLB, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) and the Josh Gibson Foundation, MiLB will celebrate the impact of the Negro Leagues on the game of baseball and its contributions to…

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Black voters are the cornerstone of the Democratic Party and the most reliable voting block

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor During the State of the Union, Trump featured several African Americans from the gallery with long words of praise and detailed introductions. The Republican party has always struggled with Black voters. But Trump’s political team believes that even a small percentage of that vote could mean victory. Trump is…

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Trump Courts African-Americans in Speech While Harming African-Americans in Policies

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Impeached and now acquitted President Donald Trump has delivered his final State of the Union Address before the next presidential election set for Nov. 3, 2020. The speech was replete with misleading information with an apparent aim to impress Black voters. In the 78-minute speech delivered before Congress and…

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FAMU is No. 1 in BOXTOROW recruiting rankings

By Donal Ware boxtorow.com This is the 14th year of BOXTOROW’s Top 10 HBCU FCS Recruiting Class Rankings. Recruiting at HBCUs has really stepped up, to the point that HBCUs are regularly landing recruits that would go to small to mid-sized FBS programs. While Morgan State didn’t make this list, second-year head coach Tyrone Wheatley…

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Trump Pardoned His Cellmate but Rufus Rochell Remains in Federal Prison: Convicted in 1988 of Nonviolent Drug Offense, Inmate Seeks Redemption and Clemency

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia To paraphrase the theme song from the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” this is the story of how Rufus Rochell’s life was turned upside down. It’s not a rags-to-riches Philadelphia-to-California story, like that of Will Smith’s fictional television character. Rochell’s story is the real-life account of how…

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NMSI and UNCF to Launch STEM Teacher Preparation Program with HBCUs in Six States and the District of Columbia

The National Math and Science Initiative has received a planning grant from the Fund II Foundation to design UTeach STEM teacher preparation programs at up to 15 historically black colleges and universities in six states and the District of Columbia. The Dallas-based non-profit has partnered with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to support the universities…

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Eli Lilly: Affordability of Insulin for Diabetes Has Greatly Improved

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Eli Lilly and others in the pharmaceutical industry are on the front lines of research and innovation, according to Nathaniel Miles, the vice president for strategic initiatives at Eli Lilly. Miles led a spirited discussion at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Midwinter Training Conference in…

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GM Prodigy Charles Muse Recounts his Rise to the Top of Auto Industry

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrowmMedia At 28-years-old, Charles Muse is already a significant player at General Motors. Muse, who serves on GM’s Program Engineering Management Team for Autonomous Vehicles, certainly counts as a prodigy. A graduate of Ohio State University Aerospace Engineering, Muse already has more than eight years of automotive…

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