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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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Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

| July 17, 2014

By Bill Fletcher NNPA Columnist The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris vs. Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf.  The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justified this […]

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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Blacks unemployment best in six years

| July 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The […]

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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

U.S. political views not rigidly defined

| July 16, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of  political ideologies, according to the Pew Center. The report, “Beyond vs. Blue: The Political Typology” (and its supplemental reports) breaks American politics down beyond primary colors. Political typology, a system […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

| July 15, 2014

Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) is preparing to make history, again, by traveling to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia! This will be the third time the choir has participated in this global event, and will be the second time the choir has participated […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

| July 15, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever seen a nice home that once had a family living in it now empty? What does it look like on the outside? It probably looks like a typical vacant home. It is commonly known that those people who really want to sell their home will invest money, […]

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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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