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Special education students bypass common obstacles

Special education students bypass common obstacles

| September 11, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A new law for special education students in Louisiana is making waves among parents, education officials and advocacy groups. The legislation, H.B. 1015, allows special education teachers to circumvent state standardized test requirements and assume sole authority to promote a student who has scored below proficiency, even up […]

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Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT —Dearborn resident Theodore Wafer was sentenced in Wayne Circuit Court Sept. 3 to a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride, who was unarmed, went to Wafer’s home Nov. 2, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., reportedly seeking help after an automobile […]

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J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA to The Michigan Citizen James “J Dilla” Yancey, the late Detroit music producer whose stardom has grown globally since his passing in 2006, is headed toward enshrinement in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. , announced the news at the ninth annual “D.C. Loves Dilla” event on July 17. The legendary […]

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The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

| September 10, 2014

By Mary Simpson, Edna Metoyer and Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—A sea of Royal Blue and White permeated Washington, D.C., from July 15 through July 20, 2014 created by 7,000 members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. This momentous occasion was due to Phi Beta Sigma […]

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Spotlight on veterinarian Darius Starks

Spotlight on veterinarian Darius Starks

| September 10, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope that everything is well with you and yours—and that you’re still taking time out everyday to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Beyond Ferguson: Time for young black leaders

Beyond Ferguson: Time for young black leaders

| September 10, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of young, black men across the nation, Ron Daniels, declared, “a state of emergency in Black America.” Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black […]

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A rap to the bladder

A rap to the bladder

| September 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH  Just below the navel on your body is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress. The bladder of course, is the storage space for urine that is derived from both kidneys. When the bladder […]

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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

| September 9, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “I don’t mind waiting on the Lord!” Have you ever said that? If not, have you ever heard someone else say that? This phrase sounds really nice, but does the average Christian really mean this when they say it? I have found that some people really mean this! Unfortunately, most […]

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