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Black Republican surrogates like Pastor Mark Burns need permanent timeout

Black Republican surrogates like Pastor Mark Burns need permanent timeout

| September 12, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from black Republicans. They seem to be willing to give President Obama, Hillary Clinton and our party’s leadership a pass, but when it comes to Trump, all of a […]

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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

| September 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), […]

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Indiana Wesleyan University may accept ITT transfer credits IWU has more than 80 online and onsite degree programs for adults

Indiana Wesleyan University may accept ITT transfer credits IWU has more than 80 online and onsite degree programs for adults

| September 9, 2016

MARION, Ind.—Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), which has a generous transfer policy for adult and online students, has announced that it may accept up to 62 credit hours from ITT Technical Institute students who are left searching for options after ITT announced on Tuesday that it was shutting down its academic operations. IWU—a nonprofit, regionally accredited […]

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Report: Blacks, Latinos still face housing discrimination in California

Report: Blacks, Latinos still face housing discrimination in California

| September 8, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream. Just as a college education can open doors to America’s middle class, a home is more than just where families […]

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It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

| September 7, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Imagine the Chicago Bulls of the NBA during the early Michael Jordan years. He was their top draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan’s early years were filled with many, lows before he experienced the joys of winning six NBA championships. During the Bulls’ down years, can […]

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Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show

Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show

| September 7, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) There is something that I have found particularly odd in this election season and there have been many things that have been odd. There have been consistent media reports of interviews with supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump that indicate that many of them do not take seriously […]

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Clubhouse International board member Steven Manning appointe to expert behavioral health panel

Clubhouse International board member Steven Manning appointe to expert behavioral health panel

| September 7, 2016

CHICAGO—On Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, the Medical Directors Council for Behavioral Health is scheduled to convene an expert panel in Chicago to develop a monograph focused on access to psychiatric services and the growing work force shortage. The panel will investigate contributing causes and propose a wide range of solutions. The monograph will then […]

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Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

| September 7, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Doris Proctor remembers her fear 33 years ago as she sat behind her 17-year-old son, Terrance, as he was sentenced for participating in several armed robberies. Bernice Stewart, her mother and Terrance’s grandmother, sat with her. “I just kept praying,” said Doris Proctor, 68, of Grand Prairie, Texas. “My mother was […]

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Hey, Donald, when was America great?

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals and we have the most nuclear weapons. We are so great that we wave our […]

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Get out and vote!

Get out and vote!

| September 6, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated I would like to start y saying I try really hard to remain impartial while writing about politics. However, this article will be quite different from the norms that I have created in previous writings. The overall purpose of this article is to get people […]

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