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Norton, Chavis Vow to Seek Legislation After GAO Report

Holmes Norton said that she requested the GAO report to learn more about the disparities in federal advertising contracts. ...

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NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Excites at the NAACP Convention

     Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), delivered a rousing speech about the importance of the Black Press and the Black vote, during the 109th NAACP Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. ...

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History Teacher Steps into Politics to Run for Congress

     Johana Hayes, who was named the National Teacher of the Year in 2016, by President Barack Obama: is now set to make history as the first African American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. ...

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ACLU of Florida, SLC Finalize Settlement with City of Fort Lauderdale in Homeless Encampment Raid Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and Southern Legal Counsel (SLC) have finalized a settlement in a lawsuit against the City of Fort Lauderdale on behalf of 10 individuals whose property was unlawfully seized and destroyed by city workers in a homeless encampment raid in a downtown park. ...

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Government Reopens Probe of Emmett Till Slaying

The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. ...

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New Lilly Diabetes Helpline to Assist People Seeking Solutions to Insulin Affordability Starting August 1, the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will point people toward customized solutions based on personal circumstances

Starting August 1, a new dedicated helpline called the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will assist people who need help paying for their insulin – such as those with lower incomes, the uninsured, and people in the deductible phase of their high-deductible insurance plans, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today ...

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Rep. Barbara Lee Considers Run for Chair of the Democratic Caucus

     Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said that she’s seriously considering running for Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in the United States House of Representatives. ...

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2018 NNPA Lifetime Legacy Award Winner Rev. Jesse Jackson pushes for Federal Anti-Lynching Law

      While in town to receive the 2018 Lifetime Legacy Award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) at their NNPA Awards National Legacy Awards Black Tie Gala and Annual Convention in Norfolk, Virginia, Rev. Jackson spoke to NNPA publishers about the need to adopt legislation to address the despicable act of lynching. ...

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