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Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

| August 25, 2016
Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless With the school season back in full swing attention shifts from finding something to keep children busy to making sure they stay on top of the homework, tests and after school practices. While this may seem, at times, like a daunting task, you can use these following free […]

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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016
Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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Fading minds need your time

| August 24, 2016
Fading minds need your time

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally but, more often, were befriended by strangers who had more interested in […]

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Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

| August 24, 2016
Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

Dominique Williams, 23, of Fort Wayne and Ft. Myers, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1993, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Kathleen Graham Smith and Rosston Smith; father, Willie Williams; siblings, Donovan and Alexandria Smith; grandparents, Lena Collett and George Miller, Willie Jones Williams and Gloristeen Shaw; and […]

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This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016
This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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‘Caught in an evil wave,’ Malian admits he destroyed Muslim shrines

| August 23, 2016
‘Caught in an evil wave,’ Malian admits he destroyed Muslim shrines

(GIN)—In its first such case, the International Criminal Court heard an Islamist rebel confess to the destruction of ancient Muslim shrines and mausoleums in an outbreak of devastation that horrified both the religious and secular worlds. Ahmad al-Fahdi al-Mahdi said he was caught in an “evil wave” during Mali’s 2012 civil war when he led […]

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Gabonese set to vote as groundbreaking begins for U.S. school

| August 23, 2016
Gabonese set to vote as groundbreaking begins for U.S. school

(GIN)—Citizens of Gabon will go to the polls this week to choose between the long-running dynasty of Bongo Ondimba or a member of the opposition comprised of 14 candidates, each jostling to take part in this Saturdays’ polls. But, what looked like an easy win for the incumbent president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, grew speed bumps […]

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Track star who snared silver medal fears death at home

| August 23, 2016
Track star who snared silver medal fears death at home

(GIN)—Using every fiber of his being, track star Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia made a dash across the finish line at the just-ended Olympic Games in Rio but it wasn’t to be the end of his run. Lilesa used his high profile silver medal victory to make a sign of solidarity with the Oromo people who […]

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William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

| August 23, 2016
William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The headlines blared almost non-stop. “Rev. William Barber Rattles the Windows, Shakes the DNC Walls,” NBC News said. “The Rev. William Barber dropped the mic,” the Washington Post marveled. And, “Americans who’d never heard of Rev. William Barber II won’t be able to forget him after last […]

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Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

| August 22, 2016
Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) “There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories, but leave […]

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