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Fast-food workers get louder with protests

Fast-food workers get louder with protests

| April 15, 2014

By Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Recently, after filing class-action lawsuits against McDonald’s in several states, fast-food workers joined a 30-day protest against the company, demanding that it stop its illegal theft of workers’ wages. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has sided with the workers in […]

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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John Boehner suffering from “electile dysfunction?”

| April 15, 2014

Politics is serious business in that it can have a tremendous impact on the lives of people, especially those in the lower 90 percent of the population. Still, it’s nice to have a laugh about this stuff from time to time—especially given how laughable the system can be at times. Opponent slams John Boehner’s “electile […]

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Black Children Rank Last on Milestone Index

Black Children Rank Last on Milestone Index

| April 15, 2014

Black Children Rank Last on Milestone Index  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color, especially black children, from reaching their full potential, according to a recent report by the Annie E. […]

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Don’t stress over fraud

Don’t stress over fraud

| April 15, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security. However, if you fall victim to fraud, it can really stress you out, not to mention damage your credit score and wallet. We encourage you to be cautious of […]

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5-year-old shoots 7-year-old to death

5-year-old shoots 7-year-old to death

| April 15, 2014

The other side of “rights” is “responsibility.” While much of the debate over guns is about whether access to them should be limited incidents in recent times—like this tragedy—suggest that there also needs to be extensive discussion over responsible ownership. That includes not only keeping weapons out of the hands of children but also securing […]

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Baraka says man busted in bus burning operative of political opponent

Baraka says man busted in bus burning operative of political opponent

| April 14, 2014

If you have any doubt that political debate has gotten way out of hand in this country, take a look at this article. Is this the wave of the future? Man arrested in connection to Baraka bus blaze Craig D. Frazier | 4/11/2014, 7:29 p.m. Ras Baraka Last week, Newark mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and […]

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White supremacist held in killings at Jewish center

White supremacist held in killings at Jewish center

| April 14, 2014

As the U.S. continues to commit itself to fighting terrorism abroad, the threat continues to raise its head within our borders. While it seems to have been only as of late that the nation has been fighting this battle overseas, domestic terrorism has existed in this nation for quite some time. Just ask the people […]

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Seven dead babies found in Utah home

Seven dead babies found in Utah home

| April 13, 2014

Call it demonic possession, call it extreme mental illness—we are living in a crisis era in which violence runs rampant. When it is violence against the most vulnerable in our population, it is especially gut-wrenching. Today’s headlines lead many to wonder if things are deteriorating. There is, however, some reason to believe that what’s happening […]

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Avoid Common Mistakes Filing Taxes

| April 13, 2014

Okay, so this might be a little late, be we can count at least one person in our own office who just filed his taxes. So, there probably are still people who could utilize this information: Avoid Common Errors when Filing Tax Return By: Millie Warren  RENO, NV – Remember, April 15, 2014 is the […]

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