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    End Gun Violence: TOMS Brings Activists, Politicians, Stars Together

    By Micha Green, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the District faces its own escalating homicide rates, the entire nation is seeing a rise in gun violence and the shoe company TOMS held a rally alongside other organizations...

    Waters and Cleaver Express Concerns About Nomination of David Malpass to Lead World Bank

    Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, issued the following...

    The HistoryMakers Kicks Off Black History Month on PBS with a One-On-One Interview Program:...

    Written by NNPA Viewers will hear about Ken Chenault from Oprah Winfrey, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, NBA legends and Hall of Famers Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. and...

    At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains An ‘Optimist’

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia At 94, the legendary actress and freedom fighter, Cicely Tyson, absolutely stuns on the cover of TIME. Clad in an elegant Michael Couture dress and stylish Taffin earrings by...

    Black Publishers Push for More Diabetes Awareness

    By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent On a mission to combat issues of diabetes, which disproportionately afflicts Black Americans nationwide, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association for more than 215 of...

    NAACP President Derrick Johnson And Political Strategist Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’...

    By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Following the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Political Strategist Donna Brazile took part in a special “State of Black America” forum...

    “Power Rising” 2019 Summit for Black Women To Reconvene in New Orleans Feb. 22-24

    CA Senator Kamala Harris and Former GA Minority Leader Stacey Abrams to Address Gathering NEW ORLEANS - Building on the historic success of the 2018 Power Rising Summit, Black women will reconvene in New Orleans, Louisiana...

    Connecticut WWII-Era Newspapers Offer View of Black Life

    By Susan Haigh, The Associated Press A detailed account of African-American life in the Northeast during World War II, carefully preserved in the basement of the Connecticut State Library, has been uploaded for a new, modern readership. Hunched...

    African Leaders Unveil Statue of Ethiopia’s Last Emperor

    By Elias Meseret, The Associated Press A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Feb. 10. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices...

    Virginia Lieutenant Governor Resists Calls To Step Down

    By ALAN SUDERMAN ,  Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what...

    Universities in Maryland Reckon with Past Yearbook Photos

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Universities in Maryland are now grappling with racist images in yearbooks from the 1960s and 1970s. The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that a fraternity page from a 1970 University of Maryland...

    Director Spike Lee Boycotts Gucci, Prada for Blackface Items

    By COLLEEN BARRY , AP Fashion Writer MILAN (AP) — Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface...

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