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NNPA Torch Awards honor icons during Black Press Week 2018

    Three icons of their respective industries were honored at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Torch Awards dinner at The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C. ...

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NAACP sues President Trump over 2020 Census

     The NAACP announced that the group has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Census Bureau and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, “to combat the imminent threat that the 2020 Census will substantially undercount African Americans and other people of color in communities throughout the United States,” a press release about the lawsuit said. ...

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NAACP condemns latest injustices surrounding fatal police-involved shooting around Nation

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by a Sacramento police officer and the acquittal of the officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge in 2016. ...

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Why did Sacramento Police Officers shot an unarmed Black man 20 times?

     The family of Stephen Clark, 22, is mourning the death of the young man after Sacramento police shot him dead. The police explained that they shot Clark 20 times because they suspected that he was carrying a weapon. ...

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The Movement for Black Lives Honors the Life of Marielle Franco, Stands with Black Freedom Fighters in Brazil

“We are outraged and devastated by the political assassination of Marielle Franco, a powerful freedom fighter and defender of the rights of Black people, favela dwellers, and other targets of police violence in Brazil ...

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Blacklash Erupts over Diddy and Jay-Z’s new ‘Buy Black’ APP

A huge social media backlash has erupted over comments by P Diddy that he and Jay-Z are looking into developing a ‘Buy Black’ app ...

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Pfizer partners with Sickle Cell Disease community on new digital platform

That’s why Pfizer Inc., partnered with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) to create, one SCDvoice, a digital platform that provides access to resources designed to increase knowledge, emotional support, and help empower people living with SCD, according to a press release about the new platform. ...

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Historic Madam C.J. Walker building to get $15.3M restoration

      It was once the headquarters of one of America’s first Black woman millionaires. Today, the Madam Walker Theatre Center, a cherished relic from a bygone era of Indianapolis Black culture, is getting a major makeover. ...

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Donna Brazile Keynotes the State of the Black Press in 2018

     Political analyst and author Donna Brazile delivered a stirring address about the “State of the Black Press in 2018” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., capping off the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Black Press Week. ...

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New Book, ‘The Grass Is The First To Go’, tackles violence, morality, race and politics

New Book, 'The Grass Is The First To Go', tackles violence, morality, race and politics ...

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