Inside Look

Civil Rights Veteran Revisits School Victory

As a child in Summerton after World War Two, Celestine Parson Lloyd took part in a groundbreaking study to fight school segregation, a fight her parents and NAACP lawyers carried to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. On Jan. 15, Ms. Parson Lloyd, now of Mount Vernon, New York, relived a moment of that fight—and…

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Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Shortly after the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on Friday, December 13, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a conference call with publishers of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of Black Press publications…

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Early Life Environment May Lead to High Blood Pressure in Children

Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published this fall in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Exposure to negative lifestyle factors in pregnancy, such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor…

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Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied near the state Capitol building in a call for a resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over disparities in academic programs. Individuals from Bowie State, Coppin, Morgan State, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore arrived…

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PSU’s Black Studies Department Marks 50 Years

By Saundra Sorenson, The Skanner News The Black Studies Department at Portland State University turns 50 next year, and according to faculty, it’s a hard-won anniversary–and a cause for celebration. Professor Emeritus Darnell Millner has been with the department for 45 of those years and recalls that 1970 saw the launching of many ethnic studies departments…

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‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Black girls who have been subject to punitive school policies and practices are at an increased risk of coming into contact with the juvenile and criminal courts and leaving school altogether, ultimately impeding their ability to achieve future success and lead successful and healthy lives, according to…

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