NNPA NEWSWIRE — A.P.” Powell, the founder and CEO of HeroZona, calls the recently established free drive-thru testing site “COVID City.” Funding for the site came via the CARES Act established earlier this year. “We saw high demand, so we acted,” said Powell. “While the [South Mountain Community College] site was established because of the increase in local cases, others from outside the area are also welcome.”
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
#FIYAH! — LIVESTREAM 7.15.20 3PM ET During her 27-year career she served in virtually every department, including serving as Commander of the Special Operations, where she was responsible for some of Orlando’s highest profile tasks, including special events and dignitary protection. In 2007, Val Demings made history when she was appointed to serve as Orlando’s first female Chief of Police. Remarkably, the Orlando Police Department reduced violent crime by more than 40 percent while she was Chief.
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “This represents a tremendous step forward for the Black Press of America. We note that during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Press of America has been able to overcome many of the obstacles that the pandemic continues to present. We plan to rebroadcast the virtual NNPA 2020 convention as soon as we conclude some post-production edits and additions.”
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on African Americans and other people of color throughout the United States. Yet, coupled with that viral pandemic is the continuing epidemic of racism in America that is unabated with the fatal realities of racially motivated police killings of African Americans,” Chavis pronounced. Registration is FREE at www.vitualnnpa2020.com.
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Ziggy Marley, the oldest son of the Reggae Icon Bob Marley, recently appeared on a livestream interview with the Black Press that was reached more than 1.7 million people around the world. The socially conscious singer is being honored for his outstanding achievements in the international entertainment industry and for representing the best of the love of all humanity in the cause of freedom, justice, peace and equality.