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History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

| February 13, 2017
History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

A Frost Illustrated Commentary We’re not saying we have a solution to this particular problem, but as we were sitting around have an office discussion, a number of thoughts came to us on the subject of immigration. First, given claims that this is a “Christian” nation established by “Christian Founding Fathers” (that’s another topic—we suggest […]

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Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

| February 13, 2017
Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total black population, the number of black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from […]

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Get unlimited data on the network you deserve: Verizon

| February 12, 2017
Get unlimited data on the network you deserve: Verizon

Courtesy of Verizon News Service PRNEWSWIRE—Unlimited data on the Verizon network has arrived. Beginning Feb. 13, Verizon is offering an introductory plan that gives you unlimited data on your smartphone and tablet on the best 4G LTE network in the country. With Verizon Unlimited, you also get HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting […]

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Ask Alma: My wife walked out on me, now she needs my help

| February 12, 2017
Ask Alma: My wife walked out on me, now she needs my help

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, My wife is vicious with a capital “V!” We were married for eight years and over that time had two sons. She did everything imaginable. She lied to me, stole from me and manipulated me. Here are a few examples: She stole money from her employer, […]

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Students should know about charter schools

| February 11, 2017
Students should know about charter schools

By Anitra Brown (Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune) Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever with their Oct. 11 headline, “The […]

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Film review: ‘100 Streets’

| February 11, 2017
Film review: ‘100 Streets’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) The mark of a brilliant actor is that he or she can give a compelling performance even in a film that doesn’t shine. That’s the case with Idris Elba, as he nearly saves “100 Streets, a light, interwoven contemporary London drama from mediocrity. The concept for the film […]

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Woman who falsely accused Emmett Till will avoid prosecution

| February 10, 2017
Woman who falsely accused Emmett Till will avoid prosecution

Relatives of Emmett Till speak out after woman’s confession By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) He’s been dead for more than 60 years. Buried with Emmett Till was the truth to what led to brutal murder in 1955. But, the latest development in the case is not going well the Till’s relatives in Chicago, […]

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Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

| February 9, 2017
Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them vote to […]

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It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

| February 9, 2017
It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the president of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how […]

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Brave souls braved elements to view African-American brave souls in ‘Hidden Figures

| February 9, 2017
Brave souls braved elements to view African-American brave souls in ‘Hidden Figures

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Like many brave souls, I braved the cold January elements to see the Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures that starred “Empire” sultriest, famed Taraji P. Henson, who portrayed Presidential Freedom Award recipient Katherine Johnson. And, I am glad I was able to do so. Just as St. Francis University accounting […]

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