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Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

| April 25, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]

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Paul George makes heartfelt plea for Americans to learn stroke warning signs

Paul George makes heartfelt plea for Americans to learn stroke warning signs

| April 23, 2015

NBA star Paul George and his mom Paulette have teamed with the American Stroke Association to teach the acronym F.A.S.T. for stroke warning sign recognition.

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Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

| April 22, 2015

An open letter to unarmed African Americans By Orrin Hudson Special to Frost Illustrated by permission of the author I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, […]

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Controversy over videotaping cops

Controversy over videotaping cops

| April 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was fleeing, was a hero. His quick decision to videotape the unfolding action on his telephone led to the arrest of […]

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Facing ‘officer friendly’ while black

Facing ‘officer friendly’ while black

| April 19, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael T. Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind, to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside […]

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A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

| April 18, 2015

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was […]

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Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

| April 17, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent black Maryland officials–Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III–have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a white, over black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. So far, Edwards is the only African American in […]

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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

| April 17, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the […]

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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University

Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University

| April 17, 2015

By Rachel Kersey Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service WASHINGTON–Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University–and the university’s students and staff fought back. Armed with picket signs, the organization, which has been denounced by the two largest […]

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The quest for true equality

The quest for true equality

| April 15, 2015

By Raynard Jackson During the past two weeks, Americans have lost their minds regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that was passed and signed into law by Indiana governor, Mike Pence.  My readers know I do not support homosexual marriage or the homosexual agenda of being legally protected as a class based on their […]

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