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The News in the Black

Written By:
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the career development success of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program that has just completed its first term of providing undergraduate students at the Howard University School of Communication the unique apprentice opportunity to work at NNPA member newspapers in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and

Taylor Swift contributed 7 digits

Written By:
Ryan Reed for Rolling Stone Magazine

Taylor Swift has pledged a $1 million relief donation to Louisiana after the state was struck with devastating torrential rains, causing massive flooding that killed at least 11 people. "We began [2015's] The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home," the singer told the Associated Press.

Five-Time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams Calls Out Sexist Treatment

Written By:
Carolyn M. Brown

All eyes are on tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams in hopes that there will be a historic sister showdown in the finals of Wimbledon. Venus, who won the Wimbledon championship in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, and 2008, made it through to her first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2010 U.S. Open.

Black-Owned Company Pumps $100K into Black Tech Start-up

Written By:
Staff Writter

Charlotte, NC — Ebonomy, Inc. aims to change the face of the web with its new Afrocentric website at www.ebonomy.com. The tech start-up company recently received a $100,000 investment from JHP Industrial Supply Company, Inc., which is a Black-owned wholesale distributor for the plumbing, heating, and industrial industry based in Syracuse, NY.

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