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Winners Selected for DROP: A Story of Triumph National Creative Expressions Contest

The Positive Change Foundation, in affiliation with Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC) has selected winners for the National Creative Expressions Contest, based on the film, “DROP: A Story of Triumph.” Nine winners from Middle and High Schools and a Homeschool have been selected from schools including Darnell Cookman Middle/High School of the Medical Arts,…

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‘Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union’ Forum Receives Overwhelming Response At The 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Leadership Conference

The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association’s Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union forum provided insight from top entertainment and media executives regarding diversity in their fields, but also offered viewpoints from the cast of “The Hate U Give” – Actress Regina Hall, Actor Russell Hornsby, and Common, Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Activist. Congresswoman Val Demings of…

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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled the No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever in the U.S. This weekend, sales bumped the total domestic boxoffice ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently the No.…

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National Geographic Publishes “The Race Issue”, a Special Edition Single-Topic Issue Exploring Race and Diversity in the 21st Century

National Geographic has published a single-topic issue exploring the subject of race in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination this April. The April edition of the magazine, The Race Issue, features a pair of black and white fraternal twin sisters from the United Kingdom, Marcia and Millie Biggs,…

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Black Panther Analysis: Was Erik Killmonger Right?

By Lynette Monroe, NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist This commentary contains major spoilers. Marvel’s big screen adaptation of “Black Panther” has surpassed all initial expectations of its debut and topped $700 million after its second weekend. “In terms of raw dollars, it is the second-biggest second weekend gross of all time between Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Jurassic World…

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The Black Press Remembers “Before the Mayflower” Author, Freedom Fighting Journalist Lerone Bennett Jr.

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Perhaps no other voice—or pen—captured the real life of Africans and African Americans like Lerone Bennett Jr., the former editor of EBONY and Jet magazines who died on Wednesday, February 14 at the age of 89. Chicago Sun-Times reported that, Bennett suffered from vascular dementia. Among his many…

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