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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications

| November 24, 2014

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug […]

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Republicans can make headway with blacks

Republicans can make headway with blacks

| November 24, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s midterm elections were historic.  Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate, increased their majority in the House, and expanded their majority among governors.  While these gains were historic and impressive, there was a bigger story that no one is talking about. According to early polling figures, black participation […]

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Black military leaders uphold proud tradition of service

Black military leaders uphold proud tradition of service

| November 23, 2014

By Merdies Hayes Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly As the nation paused this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present members of our fighting forces, a brief review of the long list of African American men and women in the military reveals faith in country, courage within and outside of battle, and above […]

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A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

| November 23, 2014

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from the Windy City Word (FIRST OF TWO PARTS) CHICAGO–It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience–a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment a child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, […]

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Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

| November 23, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they […]

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Black pollster: ‘Democrats got their [butt] whipped’

Black pollster: ‘Democrats got their [butt] whipped’

| November 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even with overwhelming support from black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise with the GOP-controlled Congress to get anything done in his last two years. “First let’s put it in context, […]

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Lynch nomination will test Obama’s relationship with new Congress

Lynch nomination will test Obama’s relationship with new Congress

| November 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general. If confirmed, Lynch would become the first black […]

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We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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The question black conservatives always avoid

The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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