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BY NONI MARSHALL AND ALEXA IMANI SPENCER NNPA NEWS SERVICE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Michigan. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors […]

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BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE In 1827, with the publication of the “Freedom’s Journal,” John Russwurm and the Rev. Samuel Cornish established the Black Press and boldly declared their mission: To be the voice the African-American community, standing up for victims of injustice, and championing the unsung. Dedicated, resilient and strong Black women, […]

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BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

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BY THE FLORIDA COURIER & DAYTONA TIMES STAFF  Renowned journalist George E. Curry died late Saturday evening (Aug. 20), according to his family. Curry also was an author, motivational speaker and media coach. He was 69. The cause of death was not immediately available. But in April 2015, he wrote about having a heart attack […]

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The FBI and lawsuits could not stop the effort to create the largest migration in American History. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the great exodus of Blacks from the South to major cities up North. BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE There were over 600 Black families applying for 53 apartment units in just […]

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In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America. For the past 188 years Black Americans have labored diligently and responsibly to publish and distribute Black-owned newspapers in the […]