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Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M University’s now infamous Marching 100 Band is free to march again. Interim President Larry Robinson announced June 27 that the school is lifting a suspension imposed in the wake of the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, according to Tallahassee, Fla. ABC affiliate WXTL. Champion, 26, was found dead in a bus […]

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the National Science Foundation. The proportion of doctorates awarded to Blacks by tertiary education institutions in the United States rose from 4.2 percent in 1991 to 6.1 percent in 2011. In the […]

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) “marked up” or amended and approved the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. In a 15-hour marathon session, the […]

Latest Census Bureau Report Shows African-Americans Lead Ethnic Internet Users

Latest Census Bureau Report Shows African-Americans Lead Ethnic Internet Users

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Black households continue to outnumber all ethnic (non-White) households that reported using the Internet. The study says 56.9 percent of all Black homes – or 15.3 million – reported online access and usage in 2011. Among Hispanic households, 14.2 million reported usage, and 4.7 million […]

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

“Doing The Best I Can” delves into the lives of poor men who have children outside of marriage and their “New Package Deals” ‑ the direct and intimate relationships with their children that are independent of a relationship with the mother. — submitted photo Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is viewed as the scourge […]

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