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U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Remembering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Julianne Malveaux on the Memphis strike and how the dignity of today's workers continues to be assailed ...

Letter to the Editor: KNA Objects to Dr. Martens Billboards

A letter from the King Neighborhood Association ...

Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt

Women and Blacks suffer disparate impacts, particularly at for-profit institutions, where they are disproportionately enrolled in most...

A New Year, a New Vision

North Portland Library will dedicate a display panel in the upstairs meeting room to visual artifacts contributed by the community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News

At the recent National Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s national convention held in Houston, Tex., The Skanner News took second place for Best Editorial. Titled “New Opportunity in the Marijuana Industry,” the editorial, by publisher Bernie Foster, was published July 15, 2015. NNPA, an organization that includes 200 African-American-owned newspapers, is considered the “voice of Black America.”  The Merit Awards are sponsored by the NNPA Foundation, and are judged by nationally known journalists, editors, university professors and communications experts.

President of NNPA, Denise Rolark, publisher of the Washington Informer, said that member publications are improving their brands and utilizing social media platforms to maximize audience and revenue streams.  Al McFarlane, foundation president and publisher of Insight News, Minneapolis, Minn. , praised publications for challenging content and graphics. 

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