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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...

Black publishers push for ad spending report

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is set to begin...

Crusader publisher to lead the Black Press

By Keith Chambers, Chicago Crusader Dorothy R. Leavell, publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader newspapers,...

Black Press holds annual convention

Crusader staff report The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is holding its 27th annual conference this...

Omarosa walks out of meeting with Black journalists because of ‘tough question’

By eurweb.com If you know anything about Omarosa Mannigault, you won’t be surprised to learn that she...

Still Pleading Our Own Cause: The Black Press Celebrates 190 Years

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years...

Wait begins for Trump’s promised interview with Black Press

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader With the celebrations over and the White House move-in complete, the...

Phi Delta Kappa’s Beta Mu Chapter presents its 31st Teach-A-Rama

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Beta Mu Chapter held their annual “Teach-A-Rama”...

Sorority to Host Teach-A-Rama Awards Luncheon

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Beta Mu Chapter of Gary, Indiana will...

Dual Street Naming a Success

MORE THAN 200 supporters, family members and friends gathered at 65th and King Drive on...

Chicago Honors Crusader Founders and Pioneer

Street named for the drive of militant   newspaper publishers   Decades before anyone put the letters...

Street named for the drive of militant newspaper publishers

Decades before anyone put the letters SNCC, or SCLC together to describe civil rights organizations,...

Dual Street naming for Crusader founders and businessman Herman Roberts

Chicago Crusader staff report Alderman Willie Cochran (20th Ward) at 12 noon on Friday, October 7,...

The NNPA Launches Historic Black Voter Turnout Project for 2016 Election

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We...

Support the Freedom-Fighting Legacy of George E. Curry

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. The freedom struggle and Civil Rights Movement of Black people...

Enhancing Black Owned Print and Digital Press in the Age of Social Media

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President & CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers...

Chicagoans among NABJ Hall of Fame inductees

By Lynn Norment Dorothy R. Leavell, publisher of the Chicago Crusader and Gary Crusader newspapers, was...

NNPA fellows report on the challenges and aspirations of Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA President The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) commends the dedication,...

National News New York Times failed to capture problems of Black Press

By George Curry Editor-in-Chief EmergeNewsOnline WASHINGTON – Sunday’s front-page story on the Black Press failed to accurately...

TAKE FIVE

The Chicago Crusader and Gary Crusader earned five national Merit Awards at the National Newspaper...

A Grand Celebration for a Gary Institution

The 55-year history and legacy of the Gary Crusader was celebrated at a festive gala...

Discover the Unexpected: Continuing the Legacy of Freedom’s Journal in 2016

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. History is more than the memory and documentation of the past. We...

Discovering the Unexpected on the Journey to Empowerment: Young NNPA Black Scholars

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr, NNPA The legendary scholar, writer and visionary James Baldwin once personally...

THE GARY CRUSADER’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Gary Crusader, a member of the Crusader Newspaper Group, celebrates its 55th Anniversary this...

Teens and adults honored at 23rd Annual ‘Heroes In ‘Hood’

Though violence often makes the headlines, honoring youth and adult leaders of youth groups and...

With compromised media today, the Black Press is more essential than ever

By Vernon A. Williams Americans are increasingly being duped by national media like lambs led to...

Happy Birthday Gary Crusader!

While many newspapers have come and gone, excitement is building as the Gary Crusader prepares...

Mayor chairs Crusader’s 55th Gala

Gary Crusader staff report Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is the chairperson of the Gary Crusader’s 55th Anniversary...

Black Women’s Expo touches on social justice and diversity

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Chicago Crusader The 22nd year of Chicago’s Black Women’s Expo, presented by Merry Green...

A special bond marks a historic milestone

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader While one suffered from white flight and segregation, the other stepped...

A Duke, a Count and a farewell to a Queen

By Erick Johnson All hail the Queen! She was given the crown of this column 17 years...

Community leaders reopen the historic Strand Hotel

PUBLISHER DOROTHY R. LEAVELL (Chicago Crusader) with Jackie and Peter Holsten, President of Holsten Real...