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Adult survivors of Mother Emmanuel AME Church massacre to lead Unity Walk

Adult survivors of Mother Emmanuel AME Church massacre to lead Unity Walk

| October 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Bible study 15 months ago in Charleston, S.C., ultimately became one of the most horrific acts in American history. Nine individuals, ranging in age from 26 to 87 years of age, were murdered in the basement of Mother Emmanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015. The two adult survivors, Polly Sheppard and Felicia […]

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Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

| October 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven, was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the general manager, who is responsible for the operation of the restaurant […]

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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has transformed politics forever

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has transformed politics forever

| October 10, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As my readers know, I don’t pay much attention to polls. I think they are a total waste of time and have proven to be extremely inaccurate over the past few years. According to polls, Mitt Romney should have been president after the 2012 elections. Just as the polls […]

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After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

| October 10, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—The recent extrajudicial killings of three black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. The NNPA, is a trade group that represents more than 200 […]

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Managing pain, opiod addictin in black community

Managing pain, opiod addictin in black community

| October 10, 2016

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) As America grapples with prescription opioid addiction, an epidemic shattering communities across our nation, healthcare providers face a challenging question: How can we help patients treat and manage their pain while reducing the risk of addiction? Pain management is a serious health issue, as chronic cases of […]

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President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

| October 10, 2016

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, […]

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Recharge, Renew and Rejoice: A gathering of African American Quakers

Recharge, Renew and Rejoice: A gathering of African American Quakers

| October 9, 2016

By Paul Ricketts For the Quakers Do you remember when you went to a conference that changed your life? Do you remember the love, which was followed immediately by peace, when you experienced the presence of God in the attendees? African American Quakers, family and friends from around the country gathered Aug. 12 through Aug. […]

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President Obama dedicates new black history museum on National Mall

President Obama dedicates new black history museum on National Mall

| October 6, 2016

By D. Kevin McNeir (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African Americans first received public attention more than a century ago after black veterans of the Civil War proposed the idea. But the real push occurred when Georgia Congressman John Lewis took up the mantle, securing […]

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Spotlight on Timothy A. Grant of Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Spotlight on Timothy A. Grant of Unity Performing Arts Foundation

| October 3, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know […]

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist’

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist’

| September 29, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Friday, Sept. 16, members of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC) took a break from the CBC Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference and hastily called a press conference to address Donald Trump’s recent comments about the “Birther Movement.” The Republican presidential nominee and reality television […]

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