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After 190 Years, the Global Impact of the Black Press Is Still Undeniable

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor For 190 years, the global impact of the Black Press has been irrefutable; from fighting against colonialism to Africa to advocating for Black soldiers fighting in Europe during the world wars and shining a light on Apartheid in South Africa the Black-owned newspapers have always been a voice…

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Hurricane Harvey Wreaks Havoc on Gulf Coast

By Stacy M. Brown and D. Kevin McNeir, The Washington Informer/NNPA Member As more and more inches of rain fell this week in the Houston-Galveston area, the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, continued along the Gulf Coast toward Louisiana, sparking more evacuations and further heightening concerns of residents and local and…

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Labor Day gas prices uncertain as Harvey continues to wreak havoc in Gulf

As the summer winds down, Carolinian’s are gearing up to take one last vacation over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. In 2016, an estimated 1,032,000 North Carolinian’s and 460,000 South Carolinian’s traveled for the long weekend – 86 percent of those by car. AAA Carolinas predicts these numbers will ring in just as high this…

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Columbia native promoted to 3-star general

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Columbia native, Lower Richland High School and South Carolina State University graduate, Bruce T. Crawford, was promoted to Lieutenant General on August 17th in Washington, D.C. Crawford was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Army on August 1, 2017. In his role as the CIO, Crawford…

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National Black Programming Consortium wins grant, wages war on intolerance

As racial tension reaches fever pitch nationally in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, some hope emerges. The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has been awarded $750,000 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program.…

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Appeals Court Says Flint Water Lawsuit Can Continue

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor The United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals’ reversal of a federal court’s decision in two lawsuits filed by Flint, Michigan residents over the contamination of their drinking water, has emboldened lawyers and their plaintiffs, who said residents of the predominately African-American city still are being billed for…

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Tragedy in Charlottesville: It is Time to Unite the “Right”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The “Unite the Right” Rally was held in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, August 12, to protest the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee. The rally proved to be a deadly encounter between right wing extremists and those that oppose their ideology. Heather Heyer, 32 years old of Charlottesville, was mowed…

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NAACP Celebrates 108th Annual Convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its 108th Annual Convention from July 22-26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Committed to establishing policies and programs of action for the ensuing year, the Annual Convention is a well-anticipated event. Highlights of the event include a Prayer & Memorial Breakfast, an Opening Plenary…

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Black Enterprise Presents The Inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit, “A Celebration Of The Best Of Who We Are,” Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Black Enterprise will host its inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit Wednesday, Aug. 30 through  Sunday, Sept. 3, at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This bold, festive, and exciting event was developed to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of today’s black men. The crown jewel of our BMX Summit, The…

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Essence Magazine Honors Patrisse Cullors with ‘Woke Award’

Cullors is A Senior Fellow at MomsRising Dedicated to Addressing the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis in the US Last weekend, Patrisse Cullors, a Senior Fellow at MomsRising, an online and on-the ground multicultural organization of moms and their families with more than a million members in the US, was honored at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival with…

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