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PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

| April 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—PTSD doesn’t only afflict combat vets and survivors of rape and natural disasters. Too many American children—especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty—show the effects of racism, street violence, domestic instability and other adversities. Their symptoms look a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder. The big difference for many is that there […]

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The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

| April 19, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is refuting claims that a number of key African American employees were either fired or forced to resign and officials are pointing to the hiring of Telly Lovelace, the GOP’s newest liaison to the black media, as proof that the party […]

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Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

| April 12, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The federal government spends about $1 billion on advertising services, but history continues to show that small businesses and local and minority-owned media companies are mostly left out. On March 23, as part of its ongoing series on Supplier Diversity, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business […]

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Payday lending abomination in plain sight, says Baptist leader

Payday lending abomination in plain sight, says Baptist leader

| April 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Every once in awhile, a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat to hear the exchanges and varying opinions. On April 5, a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on consumer finance regulations became one such […]

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Try it—you might get over the initial disappointment

Try it—you might get over the initial disappointment

| April 12, 2016

By Rex Bell Mom and Dad brought eight children, four boys and four girls, into the world in a span of 14 years. We spent most of those years, and several afterwards, in an old farmhouse that was pretty big, but not always big enough for eight kids. It seemed that quite often there was […]

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NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

| April 11, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA National News Managing Editor) In an effort to provide student journalists with a unique experience working in the Black Press, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), teamed with Chevrolet and the School of Communications at Howard University to launch an innovative journalism fellowship program. The program titled, “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU), […]

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Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

| April 11, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As I continue my swing through Eastern Europe, I had every intention of writing about my conversations with the all the political and business leaders that I was spending time with. I wanted to write about how the U.S. is viewed by those in Eastern Europe and the […]

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What If Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

What If Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

| April 8, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the Donald Trump quest for the presidency. He has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance (or […]

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Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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