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July 18, 2017

Dorothy Leavell, Publisher of the Chicago Crusader, Elected New Chairman of the NNPA

Shortly, before the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Legacy Awards Gala, NNPA members elected veteran Chicago Crusader publisher Dorothy Leavell to serve as chairman of the group for the next two years (2017-2019).  Leavell succeeds Washington Informer publisher Denise... Continue Reading →

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2017 Caine Prize for African Writing Awarded to Sudanese Writer Bushra al-Fadil

(GIN) – This was a season of accolades for some of Africa’s outstanding artists. Judges for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing this week named Sudanese author Bushra al-Fadil the winner of this year’s coveted prize for “The Story... Continue Reading →

Airbnb Offering Opportunities to Black Entrepreneurs and Communities

Los Angeles –On June 27, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) hosted a breakfast at their headquarters in Ladera Heights to encourage more minority-owned businesses to participate in the fairly new Airbnb Trips platform.  In November of 2016 the company launch Trips, transitioning the company from a website for booking lodgings to a full-service... Continue Reading →

Georgetown Law Research Finds Black Girls Viewed as Less Innocent Than White Girls

The study surveyed 325 adults from many different backgrounds and education levels in the United States. They were recruited through an online service that made sure the community sample was diverse. Participants were randomly assigned a nine-question questionnaire on Black or White girls, but... Continue Reading →

Tabay Atkins Is America’s Youngest Certified Yoga Instructor

Legends are born and grown slowly and carefully.  It might seem like the stuff of Hollywood lore but the truth about Tabay Atkins is exactly that—the truth—and the truth is much more fanciful than fiction. The youngest certified yoga teacher... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Watts Students Get the Gift of Technology from Chris Paul and Kaiser

NBA point guard Chris Paul announced Wednesday, June 28, that he would be joining the Houston Rockets in a trade after playing the last six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. His commitment to the Los Angeles community continued up until... Continue Reading →

National Women’s Law Center Names Fatima Goss Graves New CEO and President

Fatima Goss Graves began her tenure July 1 as CEO and president of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a preeminent organization that advances equality and opportunity for women and girls. The NWLC Board of Directors appointed Goss Graves, formerly... Continue Reading →

Some Black Families Think Racial Inequality Is on the Rise in U.S. Schools

Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, which is... Continue Reading →

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye Elected 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January of this year, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. ... Continue Reading →

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