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NNPA President Represents Black Press at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     “We are assembled together from across the nation as the media of America at a time when the Trump administration continues its frontal assault on the freedom of the press,” said Chavis, who received an invitation to attend the event from Urban Radio Network White House Correspondent April Ryan and AARP’s Senior Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams. […]

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NCNW Hosts National GirlTech Town Hall and Forum

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     With a vision to drive more Black females into the fields of STEM, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the newly-elected president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), recently lead a major National Town Hall with a special focus on Black millennial women and career development at the NCNW headquarters, located in Washington, D.C. […]

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‘Love Boat’ link helps Blues City Cultural Center turn 40

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

“Our true mission is art for a better way of life,” said Cox. “When we see the character of women come alive as they are creating the dolls, and we see the effect our work has on the lives of homeless people and women, we know that they are given a little ray of hope. We need some help. Catch the vision. Believe in what we see and what we do.” […]

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Chevrolet and NNPA Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Launches its Fourth Year!

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Each year since 2016, General Motors’ Chevrolet brand has partnered with the NNPA, a trade association that represents more than 200 African American-owned media companies across the country. The Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship provides a $10,000 scholarship, $7,500 stipend and the road trip of a lifetime to between six and eight students selected for the honor. […]

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Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Now entering its third season, Ice Cube is looking to take the next step in not only raising the profile of his professional basketball brand, but his personal profile as a Black business mogul. In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight. […]

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Virginia Educator wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year

May 8, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Rodney Robinson, a 19-year teaching veteran who became a teacher to honor his mother and who struggled to receive an education after being denied one as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia, was named the 2019 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). […]

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