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Presentation by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
President and CEO
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)
November 25, 2019
We, the NNPA, represent about 225 African American owned newspapers in the United States. This year represents the one hundred and ninety second year of the Black Press of America. So, I bring you all greetings of solidarity.
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I am humbled and honored to be on this panel today. I do not have a deep personal story like we have heard in the past two years about working together with Cuba’s historic leader Fidel Castro whose life, work and example we remember here today. Really I have been the young woman in the back row, who though now no longer young and often no longer in the back row, still tries to absorb lessons from the Cuban revolution, to understand the world and act to change it.