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NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The history of Black people long pre-dates the indignity of slavery. “Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We were kings and queens. We had dynasties long before the slave trade,” Chavis said during Volkswagen Group of…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. to present SC State first installment of $100,000 endowment

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., (AKA) in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation, has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to SC State University as a part of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund initiative.  On Feb. 28, SC State president James E. Clark will join 31 other presidents of historically black colleges and universities at the…

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NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. “Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an organization, a national…

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16 States and Counting Sue Trump over ‘Vanity’ Wall

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency isn’t an emergency at all, according to officials in at least 16 states who are suing him over his controversial declaration. Also, published reports indicate that more states will soon join that coalition against the president. The states that have already…

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D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Set to Introduce Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Advertise with Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary and longtime D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping to accomplish what may not have been possible during the last Congress. Norton, who is in her 28th year in Congress, plans to reintroduce H.R. 7215 which would require all government agencies to report on expenditures for contracts for…

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The Executive Leadership Council Offers a Half Million Dollars in Educational Scholarships

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent global organization composed of current and former Black executives, announced it is offering $500,000 in scholarships for Black undergraduate and MBA/MA college students in 2019. With the generous support of corporate sponsors and ELC members, hundreds of students will apply or compete for the more than 60 awards…

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Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities. To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more…

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NFL Settles Collusion Case with Colin Kaepernick

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Colin Kaepernick’s more than two year battle with the NFL has come to an end. The former NFL quarterback and the league have reached a financial settlement in Kaepernick’s collusion complaint against football’s owners. The settlement comes just one day after it was revealed that the former…

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Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Called Unconstitutional, ‘Egregious Abuse of Power’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest ranking African-American in the U. S. Congress, has assailed President Donald Trump’s immigration national emergency as an “egregious abuse of power” and calls on his fellow congressional members to challenge his actions. “The President’s declaration of a manufactured…

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Citizenship Question Could Hurt Census Count of Black America

By Khalil Abdullah Special from Ethnic Media Services (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Constitution requires that America’s decennial census count all persons residing in the United States, not just citizens, a clearly stated objective now at risk. In a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs including states, cities and civil rights organizations, New York Southern District Judge Jesse Furman…

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