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Black Women’s Roundtable announces empowerment project

| March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently announced the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project is designed to provide more than 2,000 black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable […]

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The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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Cherishing history that’s in your attic

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

| March 5, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies […]

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UN honors people of African descent

UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

| March 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Transitional Health are scheduled to  offer a Total Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m., March 12 at McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott St. Total Health is a wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

| March 4, 2015

Financial advisor: Account for your spending; model the behavior By Erica L. McCain When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the U.S. and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history, according to […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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Obituaries: March 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: March 4-10 Edition

| March 4, 2015

Queen Esther Lake Dunbar, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Marsha (Charlie Jr.) Reese and Anita Wallace; sons, Nathan (Michelle) Lake and Dr. Timothy (Carmon) Lake, Jesse Lake and Aaron (Jeannine) Lake; sister, Willie Lee Thompson; three brothers and two sisters all of Birmingham, […]

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