Tag: featured

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

| October 16, 2017

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA/ESSA Contributor) According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students. “Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision […]

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New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

| October 13, 2017

Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lobbies for Amazon headquarters By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) GARY, Ind.—It could the greatest comeback in the history of any American city. Gary, Indiana, a predominately black city, that has struggled with business closures, soaring unemployment, poverty, foreclosures and depressed property values for decades, could be seeing a dramatic turnaround […]

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NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

| October 12, 2017

BALTIMORE (NNPA Newswire)—According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement”. In response to this report, the interim NAACP […]

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Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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Paula Autry chosen as new Lutheran Hospital CEO

Paula Autry chosen as new Lutheran Hospital CEO

| October 10, 2017

Leader with Fort Wayne connection set to start Nov. 6 FORT WAYNE—Paula Autry has been chosen to guide Lutheran Hospital into the future as its new chief executive officer. She has 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare. Autry comes to Lutheran after serving as CEO of Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital, a […]

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More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 8, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old white man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more than 50 people were […]

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Spotlight on Angelica Robinson of Channel 15 News

Spotlight on Angelica Robinson of Channel 15 News

| October 7, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because for quite sometime, she’s been bringing us the News on Wane TV, Channel 15 and she’s doing a wonderful job getting to the point while showing some compassion—and, I like that.  So at this time, we bring her […]

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Spotlight on Phoenix Manor doing it in style

Spotlight on Phoenix Manor doing it in style

| October 5, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: On Sunday, Sept. 17,I attended A Sparkling Evening of Dinner and Entertainment Event at Phoenix Manor senior living facility, located at 2330 Bowser Ave. I had a ball.  The food was delicious, as always, and consisted of rib eye or chicken breast, baked potato, broccoli or […]

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We must have new Poor People’s Campaign, Moral Revival

We must have new Poor People’s Campaign, Moral Revival

| October 4, 2017

By Bishop William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits recently to name Donald Trump America’s “First “white” president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how there could be no Donald […]

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