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Call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

Call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

| May 29, 2015 | Reply

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots […]

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Get lost

Get lost

| May 28, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times There are several universal principles in life that nobody can refute. The opposite of hot is cold. If you know good, you have to acknowledge evil. For every up, there is a down. As a matter of fact, the reality of opposites lets […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Tom Brady deserves to be punished

Tom Brady deserves to be punished

| May 28, 2015

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist I woke up recently to another bomb of sports news dropped on the NFL: “Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Tom Brady, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The New England Patriots will lose a first round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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blues boy done took his leave

blues boy done took his leave

| May 15, 2015

A tribute to BB King in poetry by ketu oladuwa—lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / blues boy done took his leave / say, lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / cause mississippi’s blues boy done took his leave

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans benefit from Verizon Network innovations

Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans benefit from Verizon Network innovations

| May 14, 2015

Verizon One of the first wireless carriers to deploy small cell technology in Indiana From Verizon Wireless News Center INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced recently new network upgrades at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) including nearly a dozen small cells around the exterior of […]

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Free Atlanta-area chess, leadership training event for adults, children to promote peace, racial unity in community

Free Atlanta-area chess, leadership training event for adults, children to promote peace, racial unity in community

| May 13, 2015

ATLANTA—Orrin Hudson, founder of the Atlanta-based Be Someone non-profit organization, will bring his life-sized chess board and special chess instructional skills to the Fairfield Inn & Suites 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 30. The event is free and open to the public, and his purpose is to teach young people how to be better […]

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Experts advance solutions for Healing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at America Healing Conference

Experts advance solutions for Healing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at America Healing Conference

| May 13, 2015

Courtesy of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation ASHEVILLE, N.C.—In the wake of multiple deaths of unarmed youths and people of color from encounters with the police, leading experts on policing and community building proposed ways to improve law enforcement-community relationships during a plenary session at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) 2015 America Healing Conference. Recently, more […]

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Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

| May 12, 2015

Racing fans invited to donate devices in May; $50,000 HopeLine grant going to immediate aid INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon, INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway recently announced joint participation in a HopeLine drive throughout May to raise critical funds and awareness of domestic violence prevention.  The drive invites racing fans to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories from […]

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