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Michael Jackson’s ex wants custody of children

Michael Jackson’s ex wants custody of children

| April 11, 2014

It seems like the Michael Jackson family drama has not ended even in death. Given the public spectacle of it all, it’s hard to say who ultimately will have these children’s best interest at heart. Debbie Rowe ‘to go to court to try to gain custody of her and Michael Jackson’s children Prince and Paris’ […]

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Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?

Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?

| April 10, 2014

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Friday, April 4, marked the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on a balcony in Memphis, Tenn. Black America and people of goodwill in the nation and the world were stricken by grief, frustration and anger at the murder of this great man of justice and peace. […]

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Death of the New York Dream Act in Senate once again

| April 10, 2014

By Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News New York State has thousands of disappointed immigrant families, especially young people with dreams of getting a college education that would put them on track to a much better life than their parents currently enjoy. And, they are blaming Republicans for what […]

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Wal-Mart to sell organic food at affordable prices

Wal-Mart to sell organic food at affordable prices

| April 10, 2014

This indeed could be game-changing in a number of ways. It’s no secret that folks in lower income brackets are disproportionately affected by diseases and medical conditions that are related to poor nutritional habits. And, as the article indicates, the irony is healthier food choices are often expensive moving people with less economic resources to […]

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Sharpton revealed as helping FBI spy on mob

Sharpton revealed as helping FBI spy on mob

| April 10, 2014

While some information has floated around regarding this for some time, leave it to the Smoking Gun to put your business in the street! (See http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Al-Sharpton-918273 and http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/al-sharpton-764312) While the event being discussed below doesn’t seem to be impacted, we can’t help but wonder how this will affect people’s perceptions when considering taking a complaint to […]

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$100 each to watch a girl in a bikini get Tasered for charity?

$100 each to watch a girl in a bikini get Tasered for charity?

| April 10, 2014

Naw. This has got to be some kind of parody. No one could think this is funny, fun or anything like that. And, as the article says, surely there’s got to be a better way to raise charity funds. Some folks also are likely to look at the woman and ask, “why someone who looks […]

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Florida eye doc gets $21 million in Medicare—in one year

| April 9, 2014

ot a business? Got political connections? Got it made—at least in Florida, it seems. Some of you might think we’re beating a dead horse by continuing to describe our government and intertwined economic system as an oligarchy, but years ago, a very wise teacher, the late Vernetta Elkins, explained that every law made in this […]

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To beef or not to beef… Health is the question

To beef or not to beef… Health is the question

| April 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef- Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means to complain; a grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, ‘TB or not […]

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Pressure mounts for higher federal minimum wage

| April 9, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up  pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. During a press conference on Capitol Hill last week, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, said […]

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Long-term caregiving creates challenges for families

Long-term caregiving creates challenges for families

| April 9, 2014

While so many folks are busy debating the politics of healthcare in the U.S., people are being faced with some very real issues. As portions of our population grow older, this must be seen as a crucial issue: Easing the burden of long-term medical demands for family caregivers April 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM EDT […]

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