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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration in Florida to denounce police brutality. Rolle and others chanted, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Nationalist, Pan-Africanism movement leader and Negro World newspaper founder Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Washington Afro-American publisher emeritus Francis L. Murphy II, were enshrined into the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Gallery of Distinguished Publishers during Black Press Week in Washington, D.C. Garvey was also a noted figure in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Alicia Garza said she’s “super excited” about being named the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2019 Newsmaker of the Year, an award she’s scheduled to receive on Thursday, March 21, in Washington, D.C., during Black Press Week. “I’ll say it’s really humbling when the community reaches out and ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege. “This is a question of ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Commentary That Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidate for president on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no coincidence. For her supporters and those who know her well, Harris has long been a fighter for freedom, justice and equality and she’s often invoked the spirit ...
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    By Lauren Poteat NNPA Washington Correspondent When esteemed civil and women’s rights activist, Dorothy Height, finally departed from the National Council of Negro Women—a place she had made her fortress for over 50 years, many people wondered what would become of the iconic organization, that once helped spearhead the original Million Man March. On Nov. ...
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    By Elizabeth Primas States are in the driver’s seat when it comes to improving their struggling schools. But how can we make sure they’re not taking the “path of least resistance” when it comes to this important work, risking the academic prospects for students of color. Building on the work done by Bellwether Education Partners, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The FBI has released it’s 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known offenders. By comparison there were 7,509 victims and 5,727 known offenders in 2016, according to the data. “This report is a ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin Chavis As a member of the infamous Wilmington Ten case in North Carolina from 1972 to 2012, I witnessed firsthand why the criminal justice system in the United States needed to be thoroughly reformed. We had been unjustly sentenced in 1972 to a combined total of 282 years in prison for standing ...
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    By Dr. Elizabeth Primas, Program Manager, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines standards as, “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example. For example,” the Egyptians established the 365-day calendar, recording 4236 BC as the first year in recorded history. Around 1100 AD in England, it was ...