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The 44th Annual Legislative Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was held September 24 -27, 2014 in Washington, DC, The conference them, It Starts With You. During the CBC conference the founder of Universal Companies and the President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association met to discuss the importance of the Black Press and the significance of the movement.
Pictured left to right are Kenneth Gamble, Founder/Chairman of Universal Companies, Dorothy Leavell, Editor/Publisher Chicago and Gary Crusader Newspapers, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, President, National Newspapers Publishers Associations (NNPA) and Rahim Islam, President/CEO, Universal Companies. …
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) held its annual NNPA Leadership Awards Reception held during the Congressional Black Caucus Week in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 19. Pictured above at the reception are, Chuck Morrison, Uniworld, with Mark Perry, and Chicago Crusader publisher Dorothy Leavell. The reception was held during the Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Legislative Conference. NNPA Honorees were Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Representative 11th Congressional District, Ohio and Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP. (Photo by Carole Geary)
By George E. Curry
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (NNPA) – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November.
Speaking Friday at the mid-winter convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Hastings, a former federal judge, said the Congressional Black Caucus carefully vetted candidates they felt would be ideal for the second Obama administration, which has come under criticism for being dominated by White males.
“The Black …
WASHINGTON, DC – CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement this week on the CBC’s reluctant support of the Senate Amendment to HR 8:
We, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, reluctantly and cautiously support the Senate Amendment to HR 8. We are pleased that we were able to reach a compromise for the following:
Permanent extension of the middle class tax cuts: This provides certainty for 114 million households including lower tax rates, an expanded Child Tax Credit, and marriage penalty relief—steps that prevent the typical family of …
By George E. Curry
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Companies that fail to advertise with Black media are missing an opportunity to effectively reach nearly 43 million African Americans whose $967 billion annual buying power is projected to exceed $1 trillion in three years, according to the new study released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
“Still the largest racial minority group in America, with a projected buying power of $1.1 trillion by 2015, Black consumers remain at the forefront of social trends and media consumption,” the study found. …
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Milwaukeeans held ‘State of the Union’ watch parties throughout the city. One of the major watch party gatherings was held at President Obama’s Organizing for America Campaign northside office located at 2201 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4), who was in Washington, D.C. responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress.
“The President delivered a great speech tonight. His vision for restoring the economic security to the middle class by focusing on American manufacturing, energy, skills for American workers, and …
The reported death of Ofield Dukes, Dec. 6, has caused the African American community to pause out of respect for the loss of talent and fervor, and out of wonderment at how that particular void will be filled.
He founded Ofield Dukes and Associates and for 42 years set the standard of excellence for public relations work that ventured into the fight for justice and into the mainstream in brand new ways.
Dukes helped organize the first Congressional Black Caucus dinner and served on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation …
Locals relieved, empathic, disappointed
Special to the NNPA from Blackvoicenews.com
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted President Barack Obama’s brokered deal to raise the debt ceiling insisting “the rich will feel no pain and the vulnerable will pay for their spoils”.
“The cuts will be deep, they will be lasting, and they will weaken an already-depressed economy,” Waters said during a House floor speech against the “Budget Control Act” or 2011 Debt Ceiling Deal.
After weeks of high stakes wrangling, President Obama and congressional leaders hammered out a deal to raise the government’s debt ceiling …
Chairman of the Black Congressional Congress, Emanuel Cleaver, II weighed in on the Republican leadership’s budget plan that ends Medicare while protecting tax breaks for special interests and the wealthiest Americans: “As we approach the 200th day in the United States House of Representatives with no real jobs legislation or solutions brought forth by the Republican Leadership, special interests are still taking precedent over the interests of the American people. Today, the House will consider H.R. 2560, the so-called “Cut, Cap and Balance Act” – which should be named the …