Category: Benjamin Chavis

NNPA President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. Inspires Graduates with Powerful Commencemet Address at Voorhees University

In a profound address at Voorhees University’s 127th Commencement, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO and civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr. delivered a powerful message of hope, resilience, and social responsibility to the graduating class of 2024.

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Title Insurance Helps Homeownership for Black Americans and Others  

Often misunderstood, title insurance is a product that comprehensively protects homeowners’ property rights and their lenders’ financial interest in a property. It is vastly different than other types of insurance because it is a one-time fee and title professionals do the majority of the work upfront to both examine title issues and rectify any problems found. That is why many homeowners thankfully don’t experience the challenge of a claim that threatens their homeownership – but if they do, title insurance is paramount to protecting their biggest investment. 

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Black Press Week Galvanizes Advocacy, Celebrates Legacy, and Mobilizes Voters

In a stirring celebration of 197 years of unwavering advocacy, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) convened for Black Press Week to celebrate the March 16, 1827, founding of Freedom’s Journal. This year’s observance, which featured the NNPA’s annual Board of Directors meeting and a visit to the White House, resonated with the theme “Getting Out the Black Vote.”

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Triumph Over Adversity: Journalism Scholars Receive Prestigious PGA TOUR/NNPA Scholarship

In a celebration of resilience and determination, Victoria Gisel Montanet and Jasmine Hall, two outstanding journalism majors, were awarded the PGA TOUR/National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) $5,000 scholarship during the NNPA’s 2024 Midwinter Training Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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NNPA’s Historic Town Hall Sparks Dialogue on Strengthening Black-Jewish Relations Amid Rising Hate

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) orchestrated a transformative Town Hall between Black and Jewish leaders at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, creating a pivotal moment during the trade association’s 2024 Midwinter Training Conference. The NNPA is a trade association representing the more than 250 African American-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the original Black Press of America.

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NNPA 2024 Annual Mid-Winter Conference to Empower Black America

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is gearing up for its 2024 Annual Mid-Winter Training Conference, which begins on Wednesday, January 24, at the B Ocean Resort and Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Representing 250 African American-owned newspapers and media companies in the United States, NNPA’s theme for this year’s conference is “Empowering in 2024: The Black Press, The Black Vote, and Black America.”

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From Betrayal to Empowerment: The Imperative Shift Towards a Vigorous Black Press

The media has always been a vital pillar of democracy because it informs citizens, holds governments at all levels accountable, and provides a platform for diverse opinions and commentary. Despite its importance, journalism has struggled to remain relevant and credible in the age of political polarization and distrust in traditional outlets and newer technologies.

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2023 NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception Celebrates Excellence in Black Leadership

The highly anticipated 2023 NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception is set to take place on September 22, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis, located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC 20001. The annual event, organized by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), promises an evening of recognition and celebration in honor of exceptional leaders who have made significant contributions to America, particularly the African American community.

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NNPA President Launches Daily Radio Commentary Show in Partnership with USBC Radio Network

Inside the hallowed halls of the Audacy Studios at the heart of New York’s financial district, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., a noted Civil Rights Icon, co-founder of the Hip-Hop Summit, and National Director of The Million Man March, formally announced the launch of a new daily radio commentary set to hit the airwaves this fall.

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