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We must be at our best when things get bad

| February 7, 2017
We must be at our best when things get bad

By Hank Sanders (Alabama State Senator) I desperately called on my dear mother. Across the chasm of her death nearly 20 years ago, she reminded me of what she said to me and to her many children nearly 60 years ago. I felt her spirit moving within me. I was strengthened. Now, I can go […]

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Amidst chaos at U.S. airports, Congolese family brought to safety

| February 7, 2017
Amidst chaos at U.S. airports, Congolese family brought to safety

(GIN)—After years in a refugee camp under assault by rebel gunmen, a Congolese family this week found themselves passing through U.S. customs and on to safety and a better life, thanks to the work of a church-based organization that would bring them to upstate New York. The hopes and dreams of the family of six […]

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CBC, state AGs, consumer advocates stand up to CFPB foes

| February 7, 2017
CBC, state AGs, consumer advocates stand up to CFPB foes

Lawmakers, lobbyists attack consumer protection agency By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As a new Congress and White House begin their respective governmental roles, a still-growing cadre of supporters and opponents are focusing on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ironically, Capitol Hill’s ongoing regulatory tug-of-war is really not a partisan issue […]

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Meet Michael Johnson: Art a medium for preserving history and self

| February 7, 2017
Meet Michael Johnson: Art a medium for preserving history and self

FORT WAYNE—Art has always played an important role in telling the story of any people. While those who write the history books focus on the facts of who, what, when and sometimes why, that raw data rarely captures the spirit of a time. That is not so. The artist instills his or her work with […]

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To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

| February 7, 2017
To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

By Marc H. Morial (President and CEO, National Urban League) “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need—millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of […]

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As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

| February 6, 2017
As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

Borrowers face more $125 million in unnecessary interest charges By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that student loan servicing and debt collection together will boost borrower costs even higher over the next two years. […]

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Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

| February 6, 2017
Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Donald Trump was running for president, he specifically targeted the “white working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries. He hasn’t taken office yet, but he has already […]

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Jennings lauded by Commission for Social Status of Black Males

| February 6, 2017
Jennings lauded by Commission for Social Status of Black Males

Courtesy of Anita Dortch A power angel on assignment FORT WAYNE—Albert “Al” Jennings III, 24, recently was awarded and recognized for “his leadership in the Fort Wayne area and for setting high standards of achievement” from Glynn Hines, of the Fort Wayne Commission for Social Status of African American Males. Jennings was recognized for his […]

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Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie

| February 6, 2017
Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie

Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant admits it was all a lie By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the white woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Mississippi, in 1955, has admitted she lied, according […]

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U.S. senators demand study on federal advertising in black-owned, brown-owned, other minority-owned media

| February 6, 2017
U.S. senators demand study on federal advertising in black-owned, brown-owned, other minority-owned media

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices—or lack thereof—when it comes to minority-owned news outlets. A letter penned by the senators demands that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the advertising habits of federal agencies. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), […]

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