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Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

| March 16, 2017
Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, Love your column!! However, I was a little concerned about the advice that you gave to “No Good Deed” about the worker who donated her time off to one of her co-workers, who claimed that her sister had died. If there is a possibility that the […]

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Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

| March 16, 2017
Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Sometimes I wonder if I was a black Democrat, a retired black athlete or a black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder. As a life-long, die hard black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get […]

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America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

| March 15, 2017
America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

By Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think. Middle neighborhoods are communities on the edge of growth and decline. When we discuss middle neighborhoods we are describing neighborhoods that have four main characteristics: neighborhoods […]

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Russia winning war for American minds

| March 15, 2017
Russia winning war for American minds

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media that has willfully ignored the context surrounding President Trump and his alleged Russian connections. Anyone who has a base understanding of how intelligence works, knows that the U.S. is […]

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

| March 15, 2017
A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come. Snow meant two things: dessert and money. I could take some of that new-fallen snow before the cats. Dogs and birds got to it and add some evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla or some […]

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Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

| March 15, 2017
Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

Beatrice Carlisle, 64, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

| March 15, 2017
NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused on one issue that was largely ignored: the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “[Omarosa] Manigault was strategically placing HBCUs high on the […]

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Spotlight on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Fifth Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

| March 15, 2017
Spotlight on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Fifth Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

By Jeanie Summersville What’s up, babies? Check this out: Last Saturday at Link’s Wonderland was the fifth Annual Zeta Phi Beta Sorortiy Inc. Women’s History Month Brunch and it was absolutely fantastic.  This event featured the beautiful and elegant Sheekri Style Platinum Dancers and it was wonderful sight watching them perform.  The guest speaker was […]

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Winnie Mandela hospitalized, doing well, says spokesman

| March 14, 2017
Winnie Mandela hospitalized, doing well, says spokesman

(GIN)—Veteran activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is in good spirits while she remains hospitalized for observation, her spokesperson Victor Dlamini told News24 over the weekend. “She is absolutely fine and doing great. I am sure that the doctors will discharge her very soon,” Dlamini said. Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg a week ago […]

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South Sudan hikes visa fees to $10,000 sparking outrage

| March 14, 2017
South Sudan hikes visa fees to $10,000 sparking outrage

(GIN)—International relief groups were sharply critical of South Sudan’s recent decision to increase foreign worker visa fees. The new fees would aggravate a humanitarian crisis in the famine-hit country, they warned. The government is set to charge $10,000 for foreigners working in a “professional” capacity, $2,000 for “blue collar” employees and $1,000 for “casual workers” […]

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