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75 percent of ‘Furious 7′ audience non-black

| April 18, 2015
75 percent of ‘Furious 7′ audience non-black

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released “Furious 7,” which set or neared records for the studio as well as the national and international box offices. The Universal film opened to a franchise-best $384 […]

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A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

| April 18, 2015 | Reply
A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was […]

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Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

| April 17, 2015 | Reply
Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent black Maryland officials–Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III–have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a white, over black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. So far, Edwards is the only African American in […]

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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

| April 17, 2015 | 3 Replies
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the […]

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CANI welcomes new employees

| April 17, 2015 | Reply
CANI welcomes new employees

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) recently announced the addition of 12 new staff members for the first quarter of 2015: Andrea Freeze, Taya Shoudel, Matthew Holland, Jessica Conrad, and Heather Phillips in Community Services; Marie McFadden in Operations; Man Mawi, Sarah Metcalfe, Danita Pitts, Brandee Sterling, Lily Lopez, and Melissa Schuck in Early […]

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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University

| April 17, 2015 | Reply
Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University

By Rachel Kersey Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service WASHINGTON–Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University–and the university’s students and staff fought back. Armed with picket signs, the organization, which has been denounced by the two largest […]

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Business Profile: Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr.

| April 16, 2015 | 1 Reply
Business Profile: Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr.

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in business?  I’m a graphic designer and I’ve been in business since April 2002 after being downsized from my job at Kinko’s on Dec. 31, 2001. 2.)  Describe the service and/or products that you offer I design logos, flyers, business cards, […]

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Spotlight on comedian O.G. Mufasa

| April 16, 2015 | Reply
Spotlight on comedian O.G. Mufasa

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still soaking up some beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind everyday because it’s feels so good.  On that note, we bring to you a comedian, whom I met at a barbershop […]

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Pence not ready for national leadership

| April 16, 2015 | Reply
Pence not ready for national leadership

Governor Mike Pence has seriously bungled his attempts to be considered a serious presidential or vice presidential candidate. In spite of just having signed SB 101 , The Religious Freedom Law, which was passed by his political super party majority, the governor was unable to answer a question repeated six times on an ABC Sunday […]

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Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

| April 16, 2015 | Reply
Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode black women’s physical and mental well being, an emerging body of research finds. Over time, this steady drip of double-discrimination can lead to higher maternal mortality and lower birth weight rates, hypertension and heart disease, aggressive cancers, […]

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