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Data company settles federal job-discrimination case

| September 26, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Federal contractor Westat Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it failed to provide equal employment opportunities to more than 3,600 minorities nationwide, the Department of Labor announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement, Westat will pay a total of $1.5 million in back wages and […]

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CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

| September 26, 2014
CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

| September 26, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Jesse Dixon is known for these words in this chorus: “I found the answer to prayer, I’ll tell it everywhere…I know, I know, I know what prayer can do!” I once heard someone say that prayer was overrated. After hearing this, I remember wanting to duck and dodge to avoid […]

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Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

| September 26, 2014
Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

Highway shutdown, raucous city council meeting signals the struggle for justice is far from over in Ferguson, Mo. By Dr. J. A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Final Call Full Coverage: Ferguson & Police Brutality BERKLEY, Mo.–Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than […]

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Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

| September 26, 2014
Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African-Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of blacks and Latinos believe the way their respective communities are portrayed in the media is accurate. These findings […]

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Fellowship Missionary Church to host art exhibition, silent auction in conjunction with Fort-4-Fitness

| September 26, 2014

Proceeds to benefit Congo through FMC’s partnership with World Relief FORT WAYNE—Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 East Tillman Road, is scheduled to host a Pieces-4-Peace art exhibition, entitled Making Peace Personal, in conjunction with the Fort-4-Fitness marathon event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 27. All items in the show will be available for purchase […]

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

| September 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, […]

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Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

| September 25, 2014
Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

(GIN)–On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly. The lost funds could pay wage subsidies for all unemployed youths, build half a million houses, or give healthcare […]

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Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people?

| September 25, 2014

By Lois Beckett Special to the NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with the New York Times.) Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the […]

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Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

| September 24, 2014
Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Steven Manning—a self-described proud Portage Junior High School Ram—was recently interviewed by Arise TV in New York City. Launched in 2013, Arise is an up-and-coming 24-hour news and entertainment channel that competes with CNN, the BBC and Fox News. An Arise producer learned about Manning from a USA […]

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