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Trump favors constructing police state

Trump favors constructing police state

| August 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state. Of course, Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the GOP presidency-seekers who are following, sheep-like, in his […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

| August 21, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than three years old in the black community by nearly 22 percent, according to a recent report. The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in […]

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How to pick a great school for your child

How to pick a great school for your child

| August 21, 2015

By Kevin Chavous Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to […]

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Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Anthony and First Lady Sandy Payton of Come As You Are Community Church, located at 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., are scheduled to be honored by the congregation on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 for their 20 years of dedicated service. At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12, there will be a fashion show, fellowship and […]

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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GOP’s raging intra-party war

GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes on Black Church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

Bishop T.D. Jakes on Black Church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

| August 20, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist. Jakes, who joined HuffPost Live on Monday, opened up to host Marc Lamont-Hill about his thoughts on the relationship between these communities. “I think that it’s going to diverse from […]

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Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

| August 20, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Federal authorities seized 147 pounds of cocaine from a shipping container at the Port of Baltimore earlier this month. Customs and Border Protections officers found the drugs using non-intrusive techniques to scan a shipment of lumber from Brazil, the agency said, according to Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ. […]

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Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

| August 19, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn., into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson were frequent guests. During […]

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