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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), an influential and forceful voice in Washington, D.C., and serving her thirteenth term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2020 National Leadership Award. Each year, the NNPA Board recognizes courageous ...
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    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Judiciary Committee discussed the Justice In Policing Act of 2020 in a wide ranging discussion with the National Newspaper Publishers Association–Black Press of America late Wednesday June 17. This is a fact sheet of the bill at the time of the hearing, but it may change in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent AARP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and over, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of the Black Press of America, held a briefing to help provide critical information for those most at-risk and impacted by the novel ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent From Freedom’s Journal to The North Star to John Abbott’s Chicago Defender, African American-owned newspapers have sparked fires for truth and equality that have burned with the passion for fighting for freedom throughout history. Monday, March 16, marked the 193rd anniversary of the Black Press of America, ...
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    By Hazel Trice Edney and Hamil Harris (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has just made Black History. The presidential candidate who has been running his campaign through television ads and private meetings spent a historic amount of money with Black newspapers. “Of all the presidential candidates in the 2020 election, Mike Bloomberg ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) led a delegation of Congressional Black Caucus members to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in San Ysidro, California, where they said they witnessed first-hand the deplorable treatment and plight of Black immigrants. Bass, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent An estimate of more than 10,000 people filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital during the just completed five-day Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). This year’s ALC theme, “400 Years: Our Legacy, Our Possibilities …” observed 400 years of the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent With a lively and capacity crowd inside the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 12, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., and NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards presented the annual National Leadership Awards. The 2019 honorees are ...
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    The National Newspaper Publishers Assn. is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is the first in a series. By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Historically, seeking psychotherapy has been difficult for African Americans, said Dr. Viola Drancoli, a licensed clinical psychologist who wrote a master ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Lilongwe Malawi, Africa — Throughout this southeastern African nation of nearly 20 million residents, the strength and resiliency of women is on display 24 hours each day. The sustainability of democracy in any nation can be evaluated by the inclusive leadership roles performed by women in its social, ...