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Black Publishers Declare ‘State of Emergency’ in U.S.

Point to Rise in Police Brutality Against Blacks as Reason for Their Demands By D. Kevin McNeir The National Newspaper Publishers Association [NNPA], the nation’s largest trade association of African-American-owned newspapers and media companies, recently declared the existence of a police brutality state of emergency in the U.S. with respect to Black America.And during a press conference on Friday, Sept. 2 ...

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Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers Series Returns to Oxnard College for Fourth Season

2016-2017 Season Kicks Off October 12 with Hollywood & Politics Featuring Award-winning Actor Emilio Rivera, Columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. & Political Expert Wendy Carrillo Oxnard, CA -- In collaboration with the Ventura County Community College District and Oxnard College, Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers Live Series will return to the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October ...

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Presidential Debate Leaves Viewers Uneasy and Unmoved

By Courtney Davis Howard University News Service WASHINGTON -- A watch party for the first presidential debate of 2016 in Busboys and Poets, filled with Democrat Hillary Clinton supporters, gave her televised clash of ideas with Republican nominee Donald Trump the feel of a boisterous Super Bowl party. Viewers jeered the opposing team, in this case Trump, applauded Clinton’s zingers and rebuttals and became ...

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Black Donors Made New African American Museum Reality

By Victoria Jones Howard University News Service WASHINGTON -- The opening of the National Museum of African American Culture and History was full of glitz and glamour as celebrities, elected officials, civil rights icons and three American presidents came together to celebrate the historic moment. But even as President Barack Obama addressed thousands in a moving speech, actor Will Smith and entertainment ...

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Citizen Newspaper Publisher William Garth, Sr. Dies at 79

By Lisette Gushiniere William Garth, Sr., Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group Inc. (CCNG) and Chairman of the Chatham Business Association (CBA) died on Friday, September 23, 2016. He was 79. A pillar in the community, Garth led the Citizen with a steady hand and worked hard to make the news operation the largest Black-owned ABC audited newspaper in the Midwest. Starting out as an ...

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