On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minneapolis Urban League Board of Directors announced that Scott Gray will be stepping down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities. Gray will remain on board with the organization for 30 days to assist with the transition. The Board has appointed experienced community leader, assistant pastor, and attorney Steven Belton as the Interim CEO. Belton and his family have had a strong connection with MUL going back to his early years when his family was honored as an "Urban League Family of the Year".
Monday, 06 April 2015 14:10
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the community.
The state of Black Press in America and in the world
Monday, 06 April 2015 14:03
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President and CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Press Club Washington, DC
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), state on the public record that the evolution of the 188-year living legacy of Black American owned newspapers throughout the United States remains strategically important, insightful, indigenous, and impactful.
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:44
Sheridan Watkins NNPA Intern
WASHINGTON – Those who say youth is wasted on the young obviously have not met Shannon Williams, president of the Indianapolis Recorder. At 37, she is one of the youngest newspaper publishers in the nation.
Lenora Alexander traded accounting for being accountable
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:41
Elaina Johnson NNPA Intern
WASHINGTON –In 2001, Lenora Alexander had to put down the tax forms and calculators and pick up the large responsibility as the publisher of Denver Weekly News, an African-American newspapers in Colorado.
Black Press seeks greater economic accountability, equity and parity
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:33
Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University admitted that before Black Press Week, he didn't know much about the Black Press or the Richmond Free Press, the Black newspaper published in the Virginia city where he grew up.
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:28
Elaina Johnson Howard University News Service
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a mega church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Black women protest delay in confirming Loretta Lynch
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:24
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Hundreds of Black women and girls representing the Black Women's Roundtable descended on the nation's capital last week to petition the Senate to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:57
Jordan Shanks NNPA Intern
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many professionals, the road to success starts with humble beginnings. Because B. Doyle Mitchell Jr., president and CEO of Industrial Bank, inherited his business, he has felt he has always had something extra to prove.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:23
Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist AboutThatCar.com
DETROIT – Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We test drove the 2015 ATS Coupe 3.6L RWD Premium. That translated into a 2+2 coupe with a 3.2-liter V6 that made 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.
Former military man declares victory in Nigerian polls
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:54
Mar. 30 (GIN) – Showing a "commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders," Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country, U.S. and British witnesses to the hotly-contested presidential polls observed.