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Why blacks should support immigration reform

| November 25, 2014
Why blacks should support immigration reform

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his courageous sermon in […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014
THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications

| November 24, 2014

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug […]

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Republicans can make headway with blacks

| November 24, 2014
Republicans can make headway with blacks

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s midterm elections were historic.  Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate, increased their majority in the House, and expanded their majority among governors.  While these gains were historic and impressive, there was a bigger story that no one is talking about. According to early polling figures, black participation […]

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Saudi Temple No. 50, Saudi Court No. 121 host joint Potentate, Commandress ball honoring Illustrious Noble Glen Lee, Illustrious Commandress Alice Lee

| November 23, 2014
Saudi Temple No. 50, Saudi Court No. 121 host joint Potentate, Commandress ball honoring Illustrious Noble Glen Lee, Illustrious Commandress Alice Lee

By Sheila Campbell FORT WAYNE—The Saudi Temple No. 50 and Saudi Court No. 121 held  its Joint Potentate & Commandress BallNov. 8 at the Don Hall Guest House. The evening honored Illustrious Noble Glen Lee and Illustrious Commandress Alice Lee, with introduction of Deputies of the Oasis from Daughter Patricia A. Hatcher No. 121 and Noble […]

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Parkview Health named title sponsor for 29th Annual Festival of Gingerbread

| November 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The History Center has announced Parkview Health as the title sponsor for the 2014 Festival of Gingerbread. Now in its 29th year, this fund raiser for the museum brings edible creations by local artists to the museum during the holidays as well as special weekend programs. Special holiday exhibits during the Festival include a Wolf […]

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Spotlight on Eryn Rogers of Wane-TV/News Channel 15

| November 23, 2014
Spotlight on Eryn Rogers of Wane-TV/News Channel 15

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours, as we continue on our journey of love to get to know one another better.  And, on this journey, I can’t say enough about how much fun I’m having shining the spotlight on all of you and what […]

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Black military leaders uphold proud tradition of service

| November 23, 2014
Black military leaders uphold proud tradition of service

By Merdies Hayes Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly As the nation paused this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present members of our fighting forces, a brief review of the long list of African American men and women in the military reveals faith in country, courage within and outside of battle, and above […]

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A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

| November 23, 2014
A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from the Windy City Word (FIRST OF TWO PARTS) CHICAGO–It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience–a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment a child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, […]

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Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

| November 23, 2014
Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they […]

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