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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

| November 20, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes! Have you ever attended a wedding only to hear the bride or groom answer “I don’t” when the minister asks if the other person agrees to take them as their chosen spouse. Or, have you ever witnessed a guy proposing to his wife and the response to the […]

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Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

| November 20, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World The head of the Mississippi Department Of Corrections has abruptly resigned after being indicted on a 49-count federal corruption probe. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to seize former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps’ $359,000 Flowood home, his beachfront condo in Pass Christian […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

| November 20, 2014

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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American Bullies enjoy piece of heaven in Fort Wayne

American Bullies enjoy piece of heaven in Fort Wayne

| November 18, 2014

By Chasiti Falls They say all dogs go to heaven. Well I have found a Fort Wayne gentleman who is creating a heaven on earth for American Bully dogs and the area’s young people. In reality, this Christian man is a trendsetter for the Midwest area dog lovers and handlers. Andrew Woodson and I go […]

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Contras and drugs, three decades later

Contras and drugs, three decades later

| November 15, 2014

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Special to the NNPA from The Final Call “On Oct. 10, 1998, the New York Times ran a piece attacking Webb’s credibility while acknowledging, as if it were a minor detail, that Contra drug dealing was worse than the newspaper had originally estimated.” In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that […]

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Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

| November 15, 2014

By Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins. As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, […]

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Government owes us reparations

Government owes us reparations

| November 12, 2014

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Last week, I wrote about the shocking story of how our Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) willfully brought crack cocaine into the black neighborhoods of our nation to make cash for financing a revolution in Nicaragua. This is going down as the vilest act perpetrated against a specific race of […]

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