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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016
Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016
Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Traditional values popular in black community

| April 28, 2016
Traditional values popular in black community

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the […]

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Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016
Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

| April 28, 2016
Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I have two words for you today: confidence and discipline. When viewed spiritually, both exude Godly principles. Put this on the Holy Spirit, but discipline is an amazing thing. When applied to faith, be it natural or supernatural, the result is spiritual confidence. Spiritual confidence and discipline, […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016
Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

| April 27, 2016
President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

  By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News, NNPA Member) The reaction to the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly simply known as Prince, has come from all reaches of society. Prince was found unresponsive at Paisley Park—his home and entertainment compound—in the early morning hours of April 21. He was 57. The death came […]

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Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

| April 27, 2016
Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

By Erick Johnson (From the Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the sunshine state. “NONE OF THE ABOVE,” the headline […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Luther Whitfield of New Covenant Worship Center

| April 27, 2016
Spotlight on Pastor Luther Whitfield of New Covenant Worship Center

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, I’d like for you to remember when you were a youth. When I was a youth, all of these wonderful programs and ministries for children didn’t exist except for the CETA program that provided […]

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Jack Morris holds the chair to the Allen County Democrat Party

| April 27, 2016
Jack Morris holds the chair to the Allen County Democrat Party

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  What does being the Democratic chair mean? That I hold the head, top position of the local Democratic Party.  So, I oversee the overall operation of the party, set the direction of the party, oversee raising funds and doing voter outreach, recruit candidates, give help to people to get out and […]

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