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Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

| April 1, 2015 | Reply
Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers although they do not have any 24 carat diamonds embracing them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life. It has been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I guess this […]

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Lawyers, rights groups rally around author of ‘Blood Diamonds’ facing jail

| April 1, 2015 | Reply
Lawyers, rights groups rally around author of ‘Blood Diamonds’ facing jail

(GIN)—The Southern Africa Litigation Center, Amnesty International and more than a dozen other human rights organizations including the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights have signed on to an open letter demanding justice for crusading journalist Rafael Marques, whose exposés have offended several military officials and other higher-ups. In their letter, published this week […]

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Conflicting accounts over Mrs. Mugabe’s trips abroad

| April 1, 2015 | Reply
Conflicting accounts over Mrs. Mugabe’s trips abroad

(GIN)–First Lady Grace Mugabe is being treated in Asia for appendicitis, according to government officials. Local media reports say she was flown to Dubai and then Singapore for surgery in January but that she has a cancerous condition, not appendicitis as government claims. Her husband, President Robert Mugabe, also spent weeks in Singapore in 2013 […]

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Maryland students launch fund appeal for jailed Swazi writer

| April 1, 2015 | Reply
Maryland students launch fund appeal for jailed Swazi writer

(GIN)–A journalist jailed in Swaziland is getting some unexpected help from a class of journalism students at the University of Maryland who are taking up the cause of writers around the world currently in jail. The students, led by their teacher, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, plan to launch a line of bracelets with […]

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Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey–and no one feels this more acutely than black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their children would face […]

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Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]

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March Madness: Race, sports, money

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
March Madness: Race, sports, money

By Everett L. Glenn NNPA Columnist The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite 8” and the “Final Four” from which a champion is crowned. The 31 conference winners are awarded automatically berths. […]

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Life after prison

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
Life after prison

By Tiffani Knowles and Livingstone Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated blacks in the state of Florida. And, according to the Bureau […]

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How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

Courtesy of the American Heart Association More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have high blood pressure. If you’re African American, there’s a good chance that you, a relative or an African American friend has the disease, which is also known as HBP or hypertension. Not only is HBP more severe in blacks than whites, […]

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