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Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

| April 25, 2016

From various reports MINNEAPOLIS—In a year that has seen the deaths of a number of superstars in the entertainment world—Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Glenn the Eagles and the iconic David Bowie to name a few—this was by far the most shocking and, perhaps, unexpected. At approximately 12:50 p.m. EST, April 21, TMZ, […]

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Trump will deliver us from evil politicians

Trump will deliver us from evil politicians

| April 25, 2016

We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent.  They are a group of self-righteous individuals who capitalize on every opportunity to benefit themselves. Our voice is being heard loud and clear.  Politicians, you will mistreat us no more. […]

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Hillary Clinton choice for the people

Hillary Clinton choice for the people

| April 25, 2016

During more than 40 years of employment, I contributed to Social Security.  Then, due to an orthopedic disability, I became eligible for both Social Security and Medicare benefits prior to age 65. Hillary Clinton not only supports both of these federal financial provisions for my family, she advocates strengthening these vital benefits for all seniors […]

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Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

| April 20, 2016

By Cornell William Brooks Courtesy of the NNPA When we think about the right to vote, it is and should be understood to be a civic sacrament in the temple of democracy. However, this presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. In 1965, the […]

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Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

| April 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Kaneise Mitchell-Casey, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran High School, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 29 through July 1, 2016. The Congress is an honor-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of […]

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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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