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Why the Bahamas Issued an Advisory for Travel to the U.S.

As news of last week’s police-related deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile continues to circulate internationally, the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued a travel advisory for Bahamians traveling to the United States, particularly young men. The travel advisory states, in part: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Comcast and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close Digital Divide

National initiativeto connect up to 2 million low-income Americans to the internet, reachingmore than40 percent of all HUD-assisted households nationwide. PHILADELPHIA Today, Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD)ConnectHomeinitiative took an historic step to close the digital divide in America. Now, public housing and HUD-assisted residents…

Photo of Black Woman at Baton Rouge Protest Goes Viral

A photo taken during protests on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the police-related death of Alton Sterling on July 5 has gone viral on social media. It’s being called an iconic photo of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was started by Black women. Ieshia Evans, 28, wearing a…

Confederate Flag Raised Again at South Carolina State Capitol

By Sheryl Estrada In light of the police-related deaths ofAlton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the killing of five Dallas police officers, the South Carolina Secessionist Party was asked by law enforcement to postpone a previously planned rally toraise the Confederate flag on state capitol grounds Sunday. The group refused, and…

Chevrolet DTU Fellows Share Their Experience, Learn from Leading African American Publishers at NNPA Annual Convention

Chevrolet DTU Journalism Fellows McKenzie Marshall (left) and Briahnna Brown (right) join NNPA Presidentand CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. (center) following their presentation to NNPA’s Youth Day at the 2016 NNPAAnnual Convention in Houston, Texas. June 21, 2016 PRESS RELEASE DETROIT Recently, as part of General Motors’ (GM) sponsorship of…