Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV Stations
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:14
Merdies Hayes, Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly
Pluria Marshall Jr. has purchased three FOX-affiliated television full-power stations – KLJB-TV in Davenport, Iowa; KMSS-TV in Shreveport, La., and KPEJ-TV in Odessa, Tex. For $58.5 million through his Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG – pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval.
Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel: 'I'm still standing'
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:08
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would.
Ray Boone, crusading editor, champion journalist, dead at 76
Monday, 16 June 2014 16:23
Jeremy M. Lazarus
(Richmond Free Press) - Raymond Harold "Ray" Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the Southern anthem "Dixie."
New tobacco 'apology' ads plan still excludes most Black media
Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:47
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine White-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco 'apology' ads but shut out more than 90 percent of Black newspapers and all Black-owned radio and television stations, according to documents filed in federal court.
New York – The National Urban League released its 38th edition of "State of Black America – One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America," which explores how un- and under-employment have widened the divide between the nation's richest and poorest and transformed the dream of upward mobility into a reality of diminishing prospects.
Reatha Clark King to receive MUL Trailblazer Award
Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:34
The Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) will award retired corporate executive Dr. Reatha Clark King with the 2014 Trailblazer award at its annual Gateway to Opportunity Gala. The MUL Gala will be held Thursday, June 19th at the Hilton, located in downtown Minneapolis. King is well known for pioneering services in education, business and community outreach. Her career activities include philanthropy, chemical research, teaching and academic administration.