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FDA approves new diabetes drug

| April 16, 2014

This condition has a tremendous impact on the African American community. New treatments are always welcome but also note that proper diet and exercise are a crucial part of any regime to improve diabetes. Also note that drugs do have side effects as does this one. Diabetes Drug, Tanzeum, Receives FDA Approval PRESS RELEASE The […]

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White babies show racial bias, says researchers

White babies show racial bias, says researchers

| April 15, 2014

Whoa! We wonder where folks are going with this one. You might have to interpret what’s going on for yourself. Hmmmm….. White babies just 15 months old show racial bias when picking playmates, study found Researchers found infants favoured playmates showing bias to their race Study by Frontiers in Psychology distributed toys to 40 white […]

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White supremacist terrorist charged in shooting at Jewish center

White supremacist terrorist charged in shooting at Jewish center

| April 15, 2014

As the nation commemorates the sad events of the Boston Marathon bombing, let us not forget that threats of terrorism and hatred of the American values of freedom and opportunity for all don’t always come from abroad. In fact, check the number of people in this country who are killed by terrorists and you are […]

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Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

| April 15, 2014

The post 9-11 world is a complex one fraught with suspicions, paranoia and real threats. In addition to inflicting immediate pain and death upon the nation, the attacks have had a sometimes detrimental longterm effect on the nation’s psyche and have pushed us into countless, aggressive debates about privacy. And, there is a legitimate argument […]

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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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