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Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

| July 27, 2014
Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Director Richard Cordray announced that one of the nation’s largest payday lenders, ACE Cash Express, will pay $10 million in restitution and penalties for directing its employees […]

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U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

| July 27, 2014
U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]

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Dogs eat better than 1 million children

| July 27, 2014
Dogs eat better than 1 million children

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like a dog by a seemingly affluent white woman. In the ad, the boy has his head on the woman’s lap, at her feet, on his […]

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Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

| July 27, 2014
Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

By Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel LOS ANGELES—“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran […]

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Two groups announce plan to boost spending among blacks

| July 26, 2014
Two groups announce plan to boost spending among blacks

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in black hands. The partnership was launched […]

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Winning the battle between your ears

| July 26, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or […]

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Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

| July 26, 2014
Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

By Herb Boyd Special to NNPA NEW YORK—The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning, July 19. “They […]

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Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

| July 25, 2014
Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

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Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

| July 25, 2014
Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

FORT WAYNE—One of the region’s most dedicated and outspoken warriors for peace and justice crossed over recently. David “Dave” Lambert, 79, died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Dave loved his wife, his two children, Bill and Mary, the outdoors, good jazz, and a good joke. A graduate of […]

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Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

| July 25, 2014
Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

(GIN)—Nairobi-based author Okwiri Oduor was the highly-acclaimed winner of this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African writing. The much-awaited selection was announced last week in Oxford, England. The award carries a prize of 10,000 British pounds (about $17,000) for the 25-year-old Kenyan who was among the top five writers shortlisted for the prize. Oduor’s story—“My […]

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