September 24, 2023


PRESS ROOM: NNPA President Moderates Forum on Systemic Racism

NNPA NEWSWIRE — National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President & CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., has moderated each of the two previous forums and also serves as the moderator for the third installment. Dr. Chavis first received international recognition in 1971 as the leader of the Wilmington Ten, he was wrongfully convicted of committing arson and received the longest sentence before winning his appeal in 1980.

INTERVIEW: “Motorsports in America: Do Black Lives Matter?”

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The NNPA is the global media partner for the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN), an advocacy and marketing partner of the United Nations, and we had an opportunity to interview an African American leader in motorsports, Chris Miles, Global Motorsport Marketing Advisor and Diversity & Inclusion Strategist for ARDN, as well as principal owner of Starting Grid, Inc., to get his opinion on the diversity initiatives happening now in the world of motorsports.

COMMENTARY: Trump’s Housing Announcement Seen as So Racist, “It’s ‘Not Even A Dog Whistle Anymore’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low-income housing built in your neighborhood,” the president tweeted. Trump continued to brag about the move during a campaign stop in Midland, Texas.

New York’s Attorney General Alleges Widespread Corruption at the NRA

NNPA NEWSWIRE — New York Attorney general Letitia James alleges that the organization, its vice-president Wayne LaPierre, former CFO Wilson Phillips, former Chief of Staff and Executive Director of General Operations Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer failed to manage the NRA’s funds and failed to follow numerous state and federal laws, contributing to the loss of more than $64 million in just three years for the NRA.

OP-ED: Our Battle to Protect Democracy’s Greatest Tool: It’s on us to honor the legacy of Representative John Lewis.

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Even in the darkest of times, we can hear our friend and mentor John Lewis: “Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.”

July was Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month but Increasing Awareness of Mental Illness Among Minorities Should Be an All-Year Effort

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Nonetheless, Tamar Braxton and the West’s willingness to deal with this issue in the public eye is yet another testament of the strides that have been made in talking about mental health issues and wellness in the African American community, which is obviously still needed.

Ask Dr. Kevin: The Challenges of Diagnosing Hereditary ATTR-CM, a Rare Heart Disease – A Patient’s Journey

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Following Randy’s diagnosis, he and his wife, Priscilla, quickly realized their daily lives would be changed drastically. Priscilla started to pick up even more responsibilities around the house, while also helping Randy manage his ATTR-CM. Priscilla shared, “When Randy was first diagnosed, I was surprised because he had always been very healthy. Overall, I would say my reaction was shock.”

PRESS ROOM: “Voting Rights Act Summit Weekend” to Answer the call Congressman John Lewis proposed regarding Protecting Voting Rights for All Americans

Summit conveners include: the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl D. Jones, Esq. under the auspices of the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) and The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC), led by Arnwine and Rev. Jackson, respectively. The Summit will be held Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8, 2020.

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