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Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

| May 17, 2016

Courtesy of Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Special to Frost Illustrated E-cigarettes and vaping is not as innocent as one might think. Whereas these products are generally believed to be less harmful than regular tobacco-based products, the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping, is not without risk. In response to recent federal […]

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Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

| May 17, 2016

By K. Barrett Bilali Urban News Service NEW YORK—As a first-time principal, Dr. Michael Wiltshire was assigned in 2001 to one of America’s worst government-run schools. At Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers High, only 60 percent of students graduated, and 24 percent of all pupils reached college. The school’s enrollment was low, at just 600 students, of […]

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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

| May 11, 2016

In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father:  the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]

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DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

| May 9, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up […]

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Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing

Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing

| May 6, 2016

By Drew Johnson (Urban News Service) Tens of thousands of high-income Americans live in low-income housing, according to a federal audit. More than 25,000 families inhabit federally subsidized housing, even though their incomes exceed limits for public-housing eligibility, according to a probe by the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

| May 5, 2016

Obama, Out: The commander-in-chief proves once again he’s best to ever do it By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

| April 30, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) On April 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to the NNPA News Wire about the historic tribute to Tubman. One of the most important heroes in American history, Tubman […]

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