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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

| July 15, 2014

Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) is preparing to make history, again, by traveling to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia! This will be the third time the choir has participated in this global event, and will be the second time the choir has participated […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

| July 15, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever seen a nice home that once had a family living in it now empty? What does it look like on the outside? It probably looks like a typical vacant home. It is commonly known that those people who really want to sell their home will invest money, […]

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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

| July 12, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s election results infuriated me and not for the reasons you might suspect.  My anger has less to do with the outcomes of the various elections, but more to do with the means of getting to the outcome. The most watched election of this year was the Mississippi Senate […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

| July 12, 2014

The Rev. Lakeya Stewart Growing up in a small town, I saw just how special pets could be to families. My twin sister and I had a pet bird that we affectionately called “Tweety.” But, for some unknown reason the thought of having a dog as a pet scared me! I was gravely afraid of […]

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Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

| July 11, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The pending approval by the City Council of the firefighters most current contract causes a reflection of last month’s end of collective bargaining for city employees who are not firefighters are police officers. The vote, along party lines, with six Republican voting to overturn Mayor Tom Henry’s veto and three Democrats voting […]

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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| July 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Feeling emotional:  To have feelings of abandonment, to feel forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American neurologist. “No soul is […]

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