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Meet The Black Press (NNPA Podcast) EP002 – Dorothy Leavell of the Crusader Newspaper Group

In this episode of “Meet The Black Press,” NNPA Podcast host Lauren Poteat talks to...

Norton, Chavis Vow to Seek Legislation After GAO Report

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor In a blistering response to the new Government Accountability...

GAO Report Finds Federal Agencies Spend Very Little of their Advertising Budgets with Black-owned Firms

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire  Over the past five fiscal years from 2013 to 2017,...

Another assault on the Black Press

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, NNPA Amid the rush to comprehend the...

Crusader wins 3 Merit Awards in Journalism

Crusader Staff Report The Chicago Crusader won three Merit Awards for excellence in journalism at the...

Mrs. Jackson co-authors book with son

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader As a mother, it was very difficult for Mrs. Jacqueline L....

Jesse Jackson, Sr. given Lifetime Legacy Award

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. received the highest honor presented...

The shrinking and growth of Black media

By C. Dwayne West No one can really predict the demise of traditional print media, even...

The Black Press challenges fake news

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire As Donald Trump’s persistent “fake news” rhetoric continues to fester in...

Black Press set to hold annual convention in Virginia

Crusader Staff Report Black publishers and journalists from around the country are preparing to travel to...

Chicago Reader historic purchase led by Crusader publisher

The Chicago Reader, an iconic 47-year-old award-winning publication, is being sold to a group led...

Chicago Reader sold to group led by Chicago Crusader publisher

By Chicago Sun-Times The Chicago Sun-Times is selling the Chicago Reader, an alternative weekly that covers the...

Subscribe to a Black-owned, Black-managed newspaper

By Phillip Jackson, Black Star Project Black-owned and Black-managed newspapers are the drums of communication for...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.”...

Honorable Loretta Lynch to speak at NAACP Banquet

Crusader Staff Report Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first Black woman to ever hold...

The NNPA’s 2018 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Now Open to All HBCUs

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with Chevrolet,...

Crusader supports the Black Women’s Expo

Dorothy R. Leavell is photographed with family and staff in front of two cakes in...

Dorothy R. Leavell celebrates 50 years as publisher of the Crusader newspapers

In 1968 she became a Black single mother who was left to run two newspapers...

Parents, Black Publishers discuss excellence in public education

Parents, Black Publishers Discuss Excellence in Public Education During Black Press Week By Stacy M. Brown...

Ask Dr. Kevin: Stigma in sickle cell disease: How it impacts emergency room care

By Dr. Kevin Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease Unit) The “Ask Dr. Kevin” series is...

The Black Press Is at the Forefront of Change

Black Press Week celebrates 191 years of the founding of Freedom’s Journal The National Newspaper Publishers...

NNPA Torch Awards Honor Icons

Black Press Week celebrates 191 years of the founding of Freedom’s Journal The National Newspaper Publishers...

Senator Kamala Harris honored with 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award

Black Press Week celebrates 191 years of the founding of Freedom’s Journal The National Newspaper Publishers...

The Black Press Honors Senator Kamala Harris with the NNPA’s 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award during Black Press Week

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with the 2018...

PRESS ROOM: NAACP Announces Key Partnerships During Annual Board Meeting

During its annual public board meeting in New York City, the NAACP announced several key...

NNPA Chairman talks to the AutoNetwork

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cFrN8H5wjc Special guest Dorothy Leavell, Chairman, NNPA.org (National Newspaper Publishers Association. Our weekly car talk show AutoNetwork...

Rod Doss honored with NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) For 50 years, Rod Doss has remained dedicated to...

State of Black America is strong, experts say

Leaders in Education, Civil Rights, Religion and Housing Discuss the State of Black America at...

NNPA, NAACP sign historic partnership agreement

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group...

Black publishers in Las Vegas for winter conference

Crusader Staff Report Scores of Black publishers from around the country are in Las Vegas this...

Omarosa’s final days at White House full of controversy, accusations

NNPA president says she may have been fighting for diversity By Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney...

NNPA Chairman receives prestigious Café Mocha Salute Award

The Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Publisher of the Chicago and...

NASA marks 50th Anniversary of death of first Black astronaut from Chicago following Crusader story

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader He died 50 years ago. His dream of blasting into space...

Jackson reaches out to Michael J. Fox Foundation

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Four days after he shocked the nation with the announcement that...

Black Press mourns a New York Beacon

Crusader staff report NEW YORK- When he was working at a data processing company, Walter “Ball”...

Accepting the Challenge to Ensure Future Leadership

I once asked the first African American billionaire, Reginald F. Lewis, what single word best...

Kings Of Gospel – A Sensational Gospel Hit

The African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. sponsored their 10th Annual “Kings of Gospel” Concert...

Don’t buy a BMW

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH...

A young publisher gone too soon

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) and Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader He was a young...

Congresswoman Kelly tackles unemployment

Crusader staff report U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (IL-2) continues her mission to strengthen the U.S. economy...

A new CFPB payday rule wins an economic battle, but not a war: Black America must still fight predatory lenders

By Dorothy R. Leavell, NNPA Chairman In recent days, general market news has reported on the...

Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation awards gala

For 11 young men from Chicago, October 7 was a night they will long remember....

Hundreds gather to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Third World Press Foundation

From its opening night event that featured an intimate conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ta-Nehisi...

NNPA, Chevrolet Honor the 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet recently...

Newspaper Publishers Call on Congress to Take More Aggressive Stance Against ‘Fake Ads’ Targeting African-Americans

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell and NNPA President Dr. Benjamin F....

Rep. Al Green meets with the Black Press on Capitol Hill

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) During an on the record meeting with publishers of Black-owned...

Walgreens store transformed into economic hub

Pastor Corey Brooks continues to be a man on a mission to transform the people...

TWPF 50th Anniversary Features Writers, Poets, Entertainment

Third World Press Foundation (TWPF) kicks off a week long 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday,...

Alderman Cochran dedicates grand mosaic mural

Crusader staff report There’s Barack and Michelle. Lorraine Hansberry and Emmett Till are there. So is...

Crusader newspaper to be recognized at ribbon cutting for 65th and Dorchester mural

Alderman Cochran wanted to notify the community of a ribbon cutting ceremony for a GreenStar...

Houston Defender Publisher rescued from floods

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) today issued an urgent national call for support for...

Black publishers leave Chicago with fresh start

Crusader staff report Black publishers from around the country spent three days last week in Chicago...

Dick Gregory, Civil rights activist and Innovative Comedian, Dies at 84

By Stacy M Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died...

Black publishers in Chicago to reenergize Black Press

Crusader staff report Black publishers from around the country are in Chicago this week for a...

Rev. Jackson hails Chicago Crusader publisher

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Reverend Jesse Jackson, along with local and national chapters of Black...