Moving Forward

The Time is Now for Increasing Diversity in American Media Ownership

Several months ago, I co-wrote an op-ed with my long-term friend and national media colleague, Jim Winston. Our commentary emphasized why "Diversifying American Media Ownership Must Become a National Priority."
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Legendary Songstress Anita Baker Announces 2023 Tour Dates

THE LIMITED RUN BRINGS BAKER ON A FULL TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 Tickets On Sale Starting Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10 AM Local Time on LiveNation.com
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Wells Fargo’s first Black American Board Foundation Member Shares His Perspective on the Post and Discusses Career Journey

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “There is a saying, do not talk about it, be about it,” said Otis Rolley, now the head of Philanthropy and Community Impact at the bank and president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. Rolley also counts as ...
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Texas Southern University Celebrates 95 Years of Excellence in Achievement

When people of color went out to discover more for themselves in the early 1920s, there weren’t a lot of open doors but closed ones. Opportunities were few, and there weren’t many individuals with extended hands to show them the ...
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HBCU Grad Crowned Mrs. Universe 2022

Attorney, author, actress, and award-winning TV producer Juanita Ingram, Esq. was recently crowned Mrs. Universe (R) 2022 on August 24 in Miami, Florida by the Ms. World Corporation ("MWI"). Over 75 contestants represented countries around the world, Ingram is the ...
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New Campaign by FEMA and Ad Council Encourages Black Community to “Create a Lasting Legacy” by Preparing for Disaster

The Ready Campaign PSAs, entitled “A Lasting Legacy” will run nationwide in both Spanish and English, and are meant to help mitigate these discrepancies by encouraging Black communities to protect the lives they have built and the legacies they will ...
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More Relief: Westwood College To Have $1.5 billion In Student Debt Removed

After President Joe Biden announces the Student Loan Debit Plan that will erase up to $20,000 in student loans, students who attended the now-defunct Westwood College will have $1.5 Billion dollars removed from their accounts. The 79,000 students affected would ...
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President Joe Biden Honors Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Others with Lifetime Achievement Award

On behalf of the NNPA and the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, as well as on behalf of all my fellow Civil Rights Movement comrades who were present at the President Joe Biden 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards on the campus of ...
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A new lens on America's past

These are the surprising and personal stories, lost and hidden in America's past, hosted by CNN's Abby Phillip, Suzanne Malveaux, Omar Jimenez, Athena Jones, Ryan Young, John Avlon and more. Knowing these stories might reshape your understanding of the disparities ...
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Mattel Introduces New Historical Barbie in Honor of Madam C.J. Walker

The legendary Madam C.J. Walker has recently been inducted into Mattel’s Barbie Signature Inspiring Women collection. The recognition comes just in time to honor the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist during National Black Business Month.
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Ex-Minneapolis officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao reject state plea deal in George Floyd killing

Ex-Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao told a judge Monday they have rejected a plea deal offered by state prosecutors for their role in George Floyd's killing, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison's deputy chief of staff said.
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After the death of another mentally ill person in police custody, experts call for widespread training and health resources

When Frances Garrett lost her mentally ill daughter to police violence in 2014, she channeled her grief by demanding change.
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Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy at funeral for Georgia woman

Civil rights icon Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy Thursday at the funeral for Brianna Grier, a 28-year-old woman who died after an encounter with Hancock County deputies.
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Travis McMichael gets 2nd life sentence for federal hate crime conviction in Ahmaud Arbery's killing

Travis McMichael, one of the three White men convicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 10 years after his federal convictions this year on interference with rights -- a hate crime -- ...
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Lovell’s Food For Thought-The StarFish Story & Addressing Health Inequities

I thought I would share this story of the Starfish, adapted by MissKorang. Although we have made little progress in addressing health inequities, like the story of the starfish, we have had a significant impact on those we have reached. ...
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