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Wife of Dr. Ben Chavis Dies

Martha Rivera Chavis, the devoted wife of noted Wilmington 10 civil rights leader and National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Read more »

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Settlement Paid in Philando Castile Judgement

St. Anthony, MN – The city of St. Anthony, Minnesota has agreed to a $2.99 million settlement with Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, Read more »

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Dorothy Leavell to Head NNPA

Oxon Hill, MD – Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago, Illinois, and Gary, Indiana, Crusader newspapers, once president of the federation, has become chair of Read more »

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NAACP President to Assume Other Duties

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not return as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials Read more »

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Reports of Racial Disparities in U.S. Military Justice System

Advocacy organization calls on congress to investigate new findings that black service members are more likely to face military justice and disciplinary action than white Read more »

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Former NAACP President to Campaign for Governor of Maryland

Former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous is launching his political career, citing his long record on civil rights and the diversity of the state of Read more »

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Is There a Bigger Story Behind the Missing Girls of Washington DC?

By Johnnie Grant – A number of young people from Washington, D.C.—in particular, young black girls—are missing. In fact, more than 500 children and teens Read more »

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Couple Sentenced After Terrorizing Childs Birthday Party

Douglasville, Ga. – A Georgia judge sentenced two people on February 28 to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black Read more »

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Johnson Publishing Building Considered for Landmark Status

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced Chicago’s former Johnson Publishing Co. building will be considered for landmark status. The move will help protect and celebrate the Read more »

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Photos from the Women’s Marches

More than 500,000 people attended the Women’s March in Washington, DC. Additionally, marches took place in cities across the nation.

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