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by Stacy M. Brown NNPA President Benjamin Chavis speaks outside the U.S. Capitol during a joint press conference between NNPA and NAHP on March 11, 2016, when the Black and Brown press joined forces to press for a fair share of federal advertising. Plunging ad revenue has put many newspapers out of business in recent […]

by Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, Pastor, Friendship West Church Dear Colleagues in Christ, With heartbreak, yet hope, we reach out to you in the Name of our Lord and Liberator, Jesus, the Christ. It was unsettling and upsetting to witness the meeting with you, our moral leaders, and one of the most amoral persons to […]

A month after Yeezy model Shannade Clermont was jailed for wire fraud and identity theft, the former  “Bad Girls Club” star has been officially indicted by a grand jury. Documents obtained by The Blast Friday, Aug. 10 show Clermont has been hit with three felony charges: wire fraud, access device fraud and identity theft by a New York grand […]

A young girl of Indiana and her family drove hours for her first day of college, only to learn she was prevented from enrolling. Naaya Martinique was overly excited about her new start at Spelman College until she learned that move-in expenses needed to be paid. “I was just excited to move in and go […]

Kandi Burruss is clearing the air about some confusion surrounding her touring set up with her Xscape bandmates. The singer stopped by Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 Thursday morning to chat about the differences between the two different versions of the 1990s R&B quartet. “Xscape is gonna be there, all four of us,” Burruss tells the station Aug. […]

Former running back Jim Brown stands on the field during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File) CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame […]

One man is in custody and another is still on the loose after a suspected hate crime at a Palm Springs, Ca. hotel over the weekend. According to Palm Springs police, officers responded to calls of a shooting at the Ivy Park Resort just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday and were told a Latino man fired […]

Emmett Till’s memorial in Mississippi has once again been vandalized. The memorial was restored just 35 days ago after being damaged two other times. The sign stands at the Tallahatchie River where Till’s body was recovered three days after he was murdered. The initial sign which was erected in 2007 was stolen the following year […]

Actress/co-executive producer Angela Bassett participates in the “9-1-1” panel during the Fox Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Angela Bassett once resorted to dialing 911 for help when she had trouble with […]

Democrats in Spencer County chastised one of their own after a derogatory advertisement appeared in the local newspaper. A tweet surfaced online blasting Democratic candidate Bobby Smith for purchasing a “lynching” ad. The image shown in the Spencer Magnet appears to be four bodies hanging from a tree with the words, “Good Ol Boy System.” […]

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