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Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

| August 21, 2015
Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Year after year in measure after measure, black, Latino and Native American students trail their white peers in educational outcomes. These gaps were at their lowest in 1988, the same year public schools hit peak integration levels–and long-term data shows that this was no coincidence. “As long as […]

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How to pick a great school for your child

| August 21, 2015
How to pick a great school for your child

By Kevin Chavous Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to […]

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NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

| August 20, 2015
NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently announced the names of the recipients of the individuals and companies or organizations to be honored for community service at the NAACP’s upcoming 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum […]

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Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

| August 20, 2015
Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Anthony and First Lady Sandy Payton of Come As You Are Community Church, located at 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., are scheduled to be honored by the congregation on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 for their 20 years of dedicated service. At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12, there will be a fashion show, fellowship and […]

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015
Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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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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