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NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

| April 11, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA National News Managing Editor) In an effort to provide student journalists with a unique experience working in the Black Press, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), teamed with Chevrolet and the School of Communications at Howard University to launch an innovative journalism fellowship program. The program titled, “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU), […]

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Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

| April 11, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As I continue my swing through Eastern Europe, I had every intention of writing about my conversations with the all the political and business leaders that I was spending time with. I wanted to write about how the U.S. is viewed by those in Eastern Europe and the […]

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What If Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

What If Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

| April 8, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the Donald Trump quest for the presidency. He has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance (or […]

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Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

| April 5, 2016

By Dee Hunter, Urban News Service Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. “The cost of incarceration and a growing awareness of the problems with mandatory minimum sentences have created a diverse coalition calling for reforms,” said Kevin Ring, of Families Against Mandatory […]

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Veterans, consumers of color often targeted for fraud

Veterans, consumers of color often targeted for fraud

| April 5, 2016

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-defunct college is the only questionable actor among for-profit colleges. To date, investigations, and lawsuits have focused on a […]

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Churches go green, save green, clean God’s green earth

Churches go green, save green, clean God’s green earth

| April 5, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service The biggest challenge at the Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of  Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ago when he heard a presentation about how going […]

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Trump’s hostile takeover of Republican Party

Trump’s hostile takeover of Republican Party

| April 5, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist I have repeatedly heard many of the talking heads in Washington, D.C. and the Republican establishment accuses Donald Trump and his presidential campaign of engaging in a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. I agree with them. Having received my undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University in tax […]

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From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black women in the peace movement

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black women in the peace movement

| April 4, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song—give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense […]

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