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A  victory for affirmative action

A  victory for affirmative action

| July 30, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news in recent weeks about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:  A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University […]

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UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

| July 30, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation, the UNCF and its president,  Michael Lomax, took incoming fire from the AFSME union, which discontinued its funding […]

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Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

| July 30, 2014

George Collins III, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Born in New Orleans,  he was a son of the late George and Dorothy (Mikell) Collins. Surviving are: his wife, Rhonda Collins of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janel (Wilbert Monroe) Adams, L’Nee’ (Ken) Collins-Jones and La’Toyya (JaMarcus) Johnson; son, George (Brandee Middlebrook) Collins IV; eight […]

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Small businesses owners: Raising minimum wage makes good business sense

| July 29, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three stages, according to a new survey. The poll, sponsored by the American Sustainable Business Council, an advocacy group that represents more  than 200,000 businesses and Business […]

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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

| July 28, 2014

PERSPECTIVE By Stephany Rose Special to the NNPA Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south […]

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Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

| July 27, 2014

    Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) returned from their journey to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia early on Wednesday morning, July 23. They brought home with them their fifth gold medal and first silver medal since first participating in the bi-annual competition in […]

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Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

| July 27, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Director Richard Cordray announced that one of the nation’s largest payday lenders, ACE Cash Express, will pay $10 million in restitution and penalties for directing its employees […]

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U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

| July 27, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]

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Dogs eat better than 1 million children

Dogs eat better than 1 million children

| July 27, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like a dog by a seemingly affluent white woman. In the ad, the boy has his head on the woman’s lap, at her feet, on his […]

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Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

| July 27, 2014

By Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel LOS ANGELES—“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran […]

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