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Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

| August 20, 2015
Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

By Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Prince has a message for new artists eager for a record deal: “Don’t sign.” According to National Public Radio, Prince’s comment came during a meeting with selected journalists in his Minneapolis hometown for the 2015 National Association of Black Journalists Convention. “Record contracts are […]

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GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015
GOP’s raging intra-party war

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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Defenseless sheep

| August 20, 2015
Defenseless sheep

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I recently read a devotional selection concerning sheep. In the devotional, I was reminded of how defenseless sheep really are. Sheep are animals with little means to defend themselves. They were not born with claws or fangs to stand up for themselves. They are fairly slow in the pace that […]

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Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey

| August 20, 2015
Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Happy Birthday, Marcus Garvey! This is not a history lesson; it is simply about homage, recognition, and appreciation of a black man who loved his people so much that he sacrificed beyond what most of us would say is reasonable. Marcus Garvey cared so much about his people that he […]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes on Black Church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

| August 20, 2015
Bishop T.D. Jakes on Black Church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist. Jakes, who joined HuffPost Live on Monday, opened up to host Marc Lamont-Hill about his thoughts on the relationship between these communities. “I think that it’s going to diverse from […]

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Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

| August 20, 2015
Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Federal authorities seized 147 pounds of cocaine from a shipping container at the Port of Baltimore earlier this month. Customs and Border Protections officers found the drugs using non-intrusive techniques to scan a shipment of lumber from Brazil, the agency said, according to Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ. […]

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Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

| August 19, 2015
Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn., into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson were frequent guests. During […]

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Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

| August 19, 2015
Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins—both of them of the GOP’s own creation. One, of course, is Donald Trump, the wealthy demagogue who is leading the crowded GOP primary field precisely because he doesn’t have any “platform” […]

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No place to call home

| August 19, 2015
No place to call home

Assisted living center accused of mistreatment abandons man in ER By Norman J. Dotson Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Falsely accused of attempting to commit suicide, deaf and blind man Ahmed Al Ghazawi spent a little over a week living in a chair at a psychiatric emergency center after being illegally removed […]

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Verizon’s Wireless network ranked No. 1 for speed, data performance in Indiana

| August 19, 2015
Verizon’s Wireless network ranked No. 1 for speed, data performance in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon customers in Indiana are enjoying all of the benefits of America’s most reliable network, according to the Indiana RootScore® Report conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. Additionally, this marks the fourth consecutive time Verizon’s wireless network has been acknowledged as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers in the U.S. Scores are based on […]

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