NNPA Honors Kamala Harris

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) with the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award on Wednesday at the Rayburn House Office Building (more details below in FOMO). “In all my years of covering news in our community, Senator Harris has been one of the smartest, most fearless, steadfast and caring politicians that I have come to know,” said Amelia Ashley-Ward, the new NNPA Foundation Chair and Publisher of the Sun-Reporterin San Francisco. “She has a lot to offer the world ... we are so fortunate to have her advocating on our behalf.” The theme of this year’s Black Press Week is "Celebrating 191 Years of the Black Press of America: Publishing Truth to Empower." Black publishers, media professionals, civil rights leaders and lawmakers from across the country attend the annual event, taking place March 14-16th in DC. During the Torch Awards dinner, they will honor Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). On Friday, Democratic strategist and author Donna Brazile will deliver a keynote address on the state of the Black Press in America. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross