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Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

| March 16, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, Love your column!! However, I was a little concerned about the advice that you gave to “No Good Deed” about the worker who donated her time off to one of her co-workers, who claimed that her sister had died. If there is a possibility that the […]

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Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

| March 16, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Sometimes I wonder if I was a black Democrat, a retired black athlete or a black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder. As a life-long, die hard black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get […]

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America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

| March 15, 2017

By Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think. Middle neighborhoods are communities on the edge of growth and decline. When we discuss middle neighborhoods we are describing neighborhoods that have four main characteristics: neighborhoods […]

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Russia winning war for American minds

Russia winning war for American minds

| March 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media that has willfully ignored the context surrounding President Trump and his alleged Russian connections. Anyone who has a base understanding of how intelligence works, knows that the U.S. is […]

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Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

| March 15, 2017

Beatrice Carlisle, 64, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

| March 15, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused on one issue that was largely ignored: the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “[Omarosa] Manigault was strategically placing HBCUs high on the […]

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Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 31, a unique exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA), 311 E. Main St., is scheduled to close out its run with the Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser highlighting Fort Wayne residents who successfully have earned their second chance at employment and at life. […]

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Saving hearts, lives in African American community

Saving hearts, lives in African American community

| March 14, 2017

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening. During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a […]

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Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet—from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross—are rich, white and male. On Thursday, March 2, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke the mold with his swearing-in […]

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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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