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School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

| May 28, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Two separate counterfeit bill cases have gained national attention after the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Police Department and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office opened investigations involving two young, African American students. The first incident involved 13-year-old Danesiah Neal, an eighth grade African […]

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I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

| May 27, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice “click bait” that poses questions like, “What has happened to these childhood stars?” or offers, “Secrets of the Mayans revealed.” Well, the […]

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The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

| May 26, 2016

By James Bentley (AFRO, NNPA member) On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he had fathered another child and was refusing to pay child support for it. In a video, Bryant said, “Over the last week a lot has […]

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Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

| May 26, 2016

By Walter Rhett (NNPA News Wire Contributor) President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare. In fact she might question how that would buy freedom. Still, while the change “on the money” is significant it has already become a political […]

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From power talking to power doing

From power talking to power doing

| May 24, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Veteran radio talk show host Carl Nelson, will present his third Power Talk event on June 17 through June 19, 2016 at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The event has featured the likes of Tony Browder, Ashra Kwesi, the late Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Pastor Willie Wilson, […]

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Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

| May 17, 2016

Courtesy of Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Special to Frost Illustrated E-cigarettes and vaping is not as innocent as one might think. Whereas these products are generally believed to be less harmful than regular tobacco-based products, the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping, is not without risk. In response to recent federal […]

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Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

| May 17, 2016

By K. Barrett Bilali Urban News Service NEW YORK—As a first-time principal, Dr. Michael Wiltshire was assigned in 2001 to one of America’s worst government-run schools. At Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers High, only 60 percent of students graduated, and 24 percent of all pupils reached college. The school’s enrollment was low, at just 600 students, of […]

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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

| May 11, 2016

In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father:  the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]

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