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Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

| January 27, 2015

Editor’s note: Fort Wayne’s own Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church recently released his book “Leadership Reflections.” Already acclaimed by many as a powerful, insightful guide into the methods and attitudes needed for successful leadership not only in the church but in the community, the book has attracted attention not  only […]

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Black unemployment headed for single digits

Black unemployment headed for single digits

| January 26, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, said Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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Edward Brooke doesn’t get his due

Edward Brooke doesn’t get his due

| January 16, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Sandwiched between the deaths of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and popular ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, the passing of former Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke III at the age of 95 did not get nearly the attention it deserved. Though two African Americans were elected to the U.S. […]

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Nobel Peace Prize vindicated Martin Luther King Jr. for stand on nonviolence

| January 16, 2015

By Zachary Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third black recipient and the second African American, following Ralph Bunche, the famed […]

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  “Selma,” in the most inspiring way, relays MLK’s state of grace. It is a worthy homage befitting […]

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Scalise should be removed from House leadership

Scalise should be removed from House leadership

| January 13, 2015

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to […]

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The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

| January 13, 2015

Let us start by stating the obvious: America needs to have a serious, in-depth conversation about race. There is much this nation needs to  discuss with regard to race, from problems of economic and health disparity to the segregation in our spiritual institutions on Sunday mornings that belies the sickness of human division. That’s a […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

| January 13, 2015

The song “Satisfied” by The Walls Group begins with some thought provoking reflections and questions. Take a look: “If I never get that house, that car Or be a superstar, And my dreams never come true Will I be satisfied with you? And if no one ever knows my name And my gifts don’t bring […]

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