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Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

| January 28, 2016
Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

From Verizon News Service  We’re committed to serving those who serve our country, and are making it easier for active duty servicemembers and veterans to do business with Verizon. Starting today, the company is providing active, former and retired members of the military a 15% discount on postpaid monthly wireless service and eliminating the minimum […]

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African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

| January 28, 2016
African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America—especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness. The ACA has begun to deliver on that promise, but work still remains to ensure all who need […]

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Finding love in life’s broken chapters

| January 28, 2016
Finding love in life’s broken chapters

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers St. Valentine’s Day tends to be filled with hearts and flowers, emphasizing the fun, romantic side of love. Hopefully, those gestures also reflect a deeper commitment, the kind that grounds relationships through good times and bad, in sickness and in health. Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story and her […]

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Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

| January 27, 2016
Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

Patricia Brabson was recently laid to rest.

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Ghanaian church leaders spurn Gitmo detainees freed by U.S.

| January 26, 2016
Ghanaian church leaders spurn Gitmo detainees freed by U.S.

(GIN)—Compassion was not in the hearts of Ghana’s religious leaders for two detainees flown to freedom this month after 14 years in Guantanamo prison behind bars. The Rev. Joseph Osei  Bonsu, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference, scolded President John Dramani Mahama, saying the two Yemeni ex-detainees did not deserve any compassion from Ghanaians. “The […]

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Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

| January 26, 2016
Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

By Avis Thomas Lester Urban News Service Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland—one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions—the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in Bowie, where the local homeowners […]

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To U.S. military base in Djibouti: Guess who’s coming to dinner?

| January 26, 2016
To U.S. military base in Djibouti: Guess who’s coming to dinner?

(GIN)—China has received a green light from the nation of Djibouti to build its first overseas military base in that Horn of Africa nation. The question is: will they get a welcome basket from neighbors France, Japan and the U.S.? All three have military bases there as well. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said […]

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African leaders to press fight for representation at U.N.

| January 26, 2016
African leaders to press fight for representation at U.N.

(GIN)—The present composition of the United Nations is a thorn in the side of some African leaders who question why none of the five permanent members to the Security Council is a black African. The Security Council is a powerful decision-making body within the house of nations. It is charged with maintaining global peace, admitting […]

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Impatience rising in Tunisia’s young democracy for jobs, better pay

| January 26, 2016
Impatience rising in Tunisia’s young democracy for jobs, better pay

(GIN)—Thousands of Tunisian police rallied this week for pay raises, joining a growing movement of Tunisian citizens turning up the heat on Prime Minister Habib Essid with demands for “work, freedom and dignity.” Once hailed as the success story of the Arab Spring for its democratic progress, Tunisia has become a poster child for the […]

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Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

| January 25, 2016
Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Flint, Michigan is impoverished. The auto plants have closed. Forty percent of the city’s 100,000 residents live below the poverty level. It is majority minority. It’s been in fiscal crisis since 2011, with the state taking over budgetary control and a state-appointed “emergency manager” driving […]

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