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For Many Across the Nation, the Dream of a Black Christmas Brings Joy

By Alanté Millow (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As the holiday season approaches, so do the wave of images representing St. Nicholas and the nativity scene. However, just a quick Google search of either image reveals an array of white representations. The fact that people of European descent aren’t the only ones celebrating Christmas is being increasingly recognized…

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National Black Caucus of State Legislators Holds 41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis

Hundreds of Black State Legislators from across the nation met in Indianapolis, Indiana last week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 41st Annual Conference to discuss and pass important policy resolutions on Sickle Cell Disease; Racial Disparities in School Disciplining Practices; Legislative Solutions to Address Minority Health Issues; and other areas of…

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New Enrichment Program For Black Girls Transforms Lives

By Candace J. Semien, The Drum/NNPA Member At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world. From Black Girls Rock on a national scale to the local…

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Black Faith Leaders Encourage Their Flocks To Sign Up For Obamacare

By Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire Editor-In-Chief Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15. Reverend Edwin Sanders, the senior pastor and founder of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in Nashville, Tenn., said that supporting…

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NAACP Announces 49th Image Awards Nominees

(NAACP/TriceEdneyWire.com) – The nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced today with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, RCA Records leads with 12 nominations, followed by Capitol Records with 6 nominations and Atlantic Records and Columbia Records both…

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Gang Members Become Entrepreneurs to Make Difference in Community

By Kamilah Tom, Howard University News Service (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Three former gang members are using their pasts to provide a safe place for the youth who are facing challenges familiar to them. “Check It,” the United States’ only documented black gang for members of the LGBTQ Community now has an incorporated business, known as “Check…

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Community Rises Up to Stop New Orleans From Drowning

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Special from the Louisiana Weekly (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Community activists by the hundreds have stood toe to toe with New Orleans’ city officials and said no to unnecessary flooding caused by the embattled Sewerage & Water Board failure to maintain the pumps and drainage system. Members of the New Orleans People’s Assembly and…

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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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