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People push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped heavy rains, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.
Dorothy R. Leavell, NNPA Chairman & Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President & CEO
Published: 28 August 2017

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) today issued an urgent national call for support for all people who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Texas especially now in Houston.  

The NNPA learned that one its members, Sonny Messiah-Jiles, publisher of the Houston Defender, and her family were rescued yesterday by boat from their home as a result of rising flood waters in Houston.  

The association is attempting to get an update on the status of Karen Carter Richards, publisher of the Houston Forward Times, and on Francis Page, publisher of the Houston Style. It's asking that all NNPA publishers across the nation keep all those affected by the flooding crisis in Texas in their concerned hearts and fervent prayers. 

 Direct support can be made through the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.  


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