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Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

| August 14, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Allow me to commence by saying that I hate sitting through 10 minutes of previews! I don’t care if certain actresses and actors are being promoted; but, on Aug. 1, opening day of “Get on Up,” I managed to not gag because of the previews. With that said, I wish I […]

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Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders

Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders

| August 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Last quarter’s rate of economic growth is good news, especially after the economy stalled, losing momentum in the first quarter of 2014. Many said it was an aberration, caused by bad weather, especially since economic growth in the last half of 2013 was more than three percent.  On the surface, […]

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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

| August 13, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS—What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place–and beyond. Hundreds gathered at 8 […]

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Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

| August 13, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Knowing of my concern about  justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. The essence of this piece is the author’s allegation that Palestinians cannot and should not compare their struggle to that of the African American struggle for […]

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Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. celebrates National Health Center Weekwith two free Community Health Fairs

| August 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. is scheduled to celebrate National Health Center Week with to free community health clinics this month. The times and dates for those health fairs are: • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 12 at the new Southeast Clinic at 3350 East Paulding Road, Fort Wayne St.; and • 9 a.m. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

| August 12, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A few weeks ago I talked about “Pure Religion.” This week, let’s talk about “Pure Ministry.” True story: I recently met up with a friend whom I worked with a few years back. He was a minister and a former teacher. He shared with me his story. Life has a […]

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Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act included in Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act

Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act included in Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act

| August 12, 2014

By Jo-Carolyn Goode Special to the NNPA from the Houston Style MagazineWASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 31, Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act (LAW) of 2014 was reintroduced as a part of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act. Congressman Al Green’s original LAW Act would require the federal minimum wage to be adjusted […]

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Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

| August 10, 2014

“…remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them” By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued […]

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Verizon Wireless names Lauren Love-Wright region president for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky

Verizon Wireless names Lauren Love-Wright region president for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky

| August 10, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced the appointment of Lauren Love-Wright as president of its Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky Region. Love-Wright will be responsible for all sales, marketing, operations, financial performance and customer service in the three states. She previously served as retail director for the company’s Illinois/Wisconsin […]

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