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Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

| July 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

| July 24, 2014

By Chelsea Jones Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Religious leader Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former mentor to President Barack Obama, urged Christians to unite and work together as the Body of Christ, during his speech at the 108th Annual Session […]

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GOP’s impeachment gambit

GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

| July 22, 2014

By Jeffery L. Boney Special to the NNPA from  Houston Forward Times (Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily. Last month, at a house party in southwest Houston, a 16-year-old African American female who identifies […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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Put your teeth into diabetes

Put your teeth into diabetes

| July 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH When I was a student at Boy’s High School in Brooklyn, I worked for Singer and Fritzhand Dental Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. My duties were to deliver dentures and to clean up the plaster splattered on the surfaces in the lab and on the floor. Before […]

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World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

| July 22, 2014

He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.

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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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