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Obama tries to add substance to male initiative

| March 4, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young black men. He spoke from the heart, recounting the pain of not having his father in the home and not always putting his best […]

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Tyler Perry: ‘People Don’t Understand Our Brand Of Humor’ [EXCLUSIVE]

| March 3, 2014

By Shamika Sanders Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Tyler Perry has been a pivotal figure in Black cinema since he first debuted his spit-fire character Madea to the time he created Tyler Perry Studios and later partnered with Oprah’s network OWN to establish his dominance in television. While his achievements may be overlooked […]

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Black History Month…really?

| February 28, 2014

“Councilman’s Corner” By Councilman Glynn Hines Special to Frost Illustrated Black History Month’s focus is a required experience for all when approached with honesty.  Dr. John Crawford of the Fort Wayne City Council talks and writes about the ills of single mother parenting and the culture of having children out of wedlock and the ensuing […]

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Betrayed by the criminal ‘injustice’ system

| February 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist  It all seems so familiar, doesn’t it? A black man, or woman, or child is murdered by a white person—and America’s criminal justice system compounds the tragedy. How deep is that particular well of American racial injustice now? How many names of innocents are on that list of sorrow? […]

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Words of the Week—Science does NOT refute God

| February 28, 2014

By Minister Jason Malveaux Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel Great thinkers deny the existence of Almighty God only to replace Him with almighty science. Findings are quoted with religious fervor and science is quoted as if it were a great prophet or holy writ. God is called to defend Himself against […]

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Minimum wage jump good for low-income blacks

| February 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s note: On Feb. 27, the Indiana State Senate rejected a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the state to $10 an hour, mirroring the federal plan to do the same. See the story here. WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 would lift nearly one […]

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Civil rights leaders submit agenda to president

| February 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A group of civil rights leaders met with President Obama and several members of his cabinet recently to discuss the “1963-2013: 21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom,” a formal document with more than 90 legislative policy and priority recommendations. In a statement released after the meeting, Al […]

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Alfred Wright murder case intensifies

Alfred Wright murder case intensifies

| February 26, 2014

Major developments in the Alfred Wright murder case since the family’s demand for investigations into what they believe has been a massive cover-up…

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Did You Know?

| February 25, 2014

Uncut Special presentation—From time to time, Frost Illustrated exercises its commitment to present voices straight from the community. Oftentimes, those voices insist on getting across a totally uncensored message to pre- serve their cadence and context. In an effort to honor such voices, we offer the following Uncut Special Presentation unedited and written exactly as […]

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Campaign to deny Ben Chavis Democratic leadership post in N.C.

| February 24, 2014

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Carolinian RALEIGH, N.C.—The fallout from the badly mishandled nomination of Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. l to the post of executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP), is still unknown. But, the behind-the-scenes movement among Democratic rank-and-file members to ensure that Chavis, a veteran civil […]

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