Jun 21, 2011



It’s going down. At the upcoming Black Newspaper Publishers Annual Conference in Chicago one of the highlights will surely be Rev. Al Sharpton and Dr. Cornel West will engage in a debate on the subject of President Barack Obama and the Black Agenda on Friday, June 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Also featured will be a national leaders forum moderated by Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and featuring Chuck Morrison of Ford Motor Co., Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Dr Michael Eric Dyson, academic and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Rainbow PUSH founder Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous, Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of the US Organization, and Reverend Al Sharpton taking place Friday, June 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas will be speak on the topic of the “Press & the Pulpit.”

Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Ford, GM, Nielsen, and Wells Fargo will join NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell for a discussion on the importance of advertising in the Black press on Friday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

This year’s event will also feature forward-looking dialogue with a focus on growing revenue and audience in today’s marketplace. Topics include: mobile innovation, social media, advertising customer insights, increasing digital loyalty, growing circulation, and much more.

Throughout the conference AT&T will host a CyberCafe and host a Multi-Media Platform workshop on Thursday, June 23.

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