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Congresswoman Karen Bass Elected Next Chair of the CBC

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37) was elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Bass will be the 26th chair of the CBC, and the eighth woman to hold the position. “From her days in the California General Assembly where she became the first African-American woman in U.S. history to lead a state legislative body, to …

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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center was Awarded a $200,000 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant at the DEC@REDBIRD Grand Opening

DALLAS, TX – The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses, was awarded $200,000 grant from Bank of America at its newest location, The DEC @ Redbird at Southwest Center Mall in Oak Cliff. The grant will provide the DEC with leadership, flexible funding and peer networking tools to help emerging startups …

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Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III Voted Citizen of the Year

By Tribune Staff NASHVILLE, TN — Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III has been voted Citizen of the Year by the Nashville, Tennessee Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated as part of its Annual International Achievement Week Celebration. The Citizen of the Year is selected from individuals nominated for their unique and outstanding contributions to the welfare of mankind …

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Salutes Veterans & Military Families

LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) expressed her appreciation for the patriotic service and courageous sacrifice of veterans, servicemembers, and military families as she participated in several Veterans Day events across the 43rd Congressional District. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to millions of courageous veterans and military families in California’s 43rd District and across the country,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. “Our veterans …

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A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must decide whether the emblem is simply a monument or a challenge to the Constitutional mandate of separation …

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Houston Hosts NNPA/ESSA Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence

By Jeffrey L. Boney The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with the Houston Forward Times, recently announced that the city of Houston will serve as the host of an extremely important Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence on November 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center – Harambee Administrative Building, …

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DAVID BANNER, ROMEO MILLER & KARRUECHE TRAN STAR IN ‘NEVER HEARD’ ONLY IN THEATERS NOV. 1

The faith-based film “Never Heard,” starring David Banner, Romeo Miller, and Karrueche Tran is a one day movie event only in theaters nationwide, Thursday, November 1, 2018. The independent film will then be available on DVD (pre-order now). “We have to make sure we support the film because a lot of companies are giving these films limited dates that have …

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Houston Ministers of Music win inaugural Defender award

By Defender News Service On any given Sunday, churches across Houston come alive with music and songs thanks to the ministers of music. Under the direction of these talented men and women, the church choir sets the tone with praise and worship preparing the souls for the words of GOD. To acknowledge these unsung heroes and “sheroes,” who often go unrecognized, the Defender Network asked a group of …

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Actor Danny Glover to keynote One Church One School Gala

By The Chicago Crusader  NNPA One Church One School Community Partnership (OCOS) celebrates 25 years of achievement at its 20th National Conference October 24-26, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, 9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois. This highly awaited event has interdenominational, governmental and community leadership as Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., President, welcomes the support of Honorary Conference …

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Senators Urge Trump Administration to Halt Deportation of Mauritanians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) led a group of lawmakers in a bicameral letter calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cease the deportation of Black Mauritanian nationals, who face the …

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