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NNPA Leadership Launches New Community-Focused Initiative at Mid-Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale

By Jeffrey L. Boney, Associate Editor, Houston Forward Times As part of the first phase of an established marketing plan for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the leadership of the storied organization announced the launch of their inaugural “NNPA Community Impact” initiative to kick-off the 80th Anniversary of the NNPA. This initiative was championed by…

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IN MEMORIAM: The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones

By Dan Yount, The Cincinnati Herald Equal opportunity under the law. It was the focus of Federal Judge and Civil Rights leader Nathaniel R. Jones’ life for decades, and he has made more of a difference than most people. Judge Jones died of congestive heart failure January 26 at his home in East Walnut Hills,…

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Former NAACP Chief and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Kweisi Mfume Wins Primary for Cummings Seat

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Former NAACP President and five-term Congressman Kweisi Mfume won big in a Democratic primary contest to replace the late Congressman Elijah Cummings who passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68. Mfume’s primary challenger in Maryland’s seventh congressional district was Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.…

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Jerry Craft, Kadir Nelson win 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Jerry Craft, author of “New Kid,” and Kadir Nelson, illustrator of “The Undefeated,” are the winners of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Author, Alicia D. Williams of “Genesis Begins Again,” and Illustrator April Harrison of “What Comes from the…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Sen. Doug Jones On Voting Rights, Impeachment, and Iran

This interview is the follow-up to the Exclusive Fireside Chat between Senator Jones and Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and CEO By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump should seek Congressional approval before engaging U.S. military personnel into any conflicts with Iran, or any other nation, according to Sen. Doug…

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Sen. Mark Warner Raises Concerns About Trump’s Sincerity toward Black America

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) didn’t always favor impeaching President Donald Trump. And, he’s still isn’t sure which way he’ll vote when the president’s Senate impeachment trial ends. “I was not one of the ones who early on advocated for impeachment, and I’ve still not made my…

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60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement

By Dr. Kelton Edmonds, Special to The New Journal and Guide February 1, 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of the historic Sit-in Movement, when four African-American freshmen from North Carolina A&T State College (now University) in Greensboro, NC sparked the non-violent and student-led wave of protests that ultimately resulted in the desegregation…

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EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Sherrod Brown: GOP Should Allow Impeachment Witnesses but “Republicans are Afraid”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The bombshell information from former National Security Advisor John Bolton that stunned the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has added more intrigue to the proceedings, and Democrats are hopeful that it could finally force Republicans to agree to witness testimony. “Republicans are afraid. I mean,…

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