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President Obama celebrates 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment

President Obama celebrates 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment

| December 28, 2015

By Janelle Berry Special to the NNPA News Wire from the HU News Service WASHINGTON—Ask Americans what the Emancipation Proclamation is and most who know of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order will respond like 20-year-old Ebony Harris, a student of Howard University from Chicago and say, “Isn’t that the thing that freed the slaves?” But, […]

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Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

| November 15, 2015

By Savannah Harris Special to the NNPA News Wire from HU News Service WASHINGTON—Leaders of the nation’s major black churches—representing nearly 13 million African American members—presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The leaders said they are making the effort to push forward the […]

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Effort to halt prison revolving door loses funding

Effort to halt prison revolving door loses funding

| November 13, 2015

By Briahnna Brown Special to the NNPA News Wire from the HU News Service BALTIMORE—Antoin Quarles stood at the podium erect and proud. He was dressed in his burgundy cap and gown, adorned like his 68 fellow graduates gathered in a room at the University of Baltimore for their special day. Quarles had been asked […]

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Obama says Black Lives Matter Movement is legit

Obama says Black Lives Matter Movement is legit

| October 28, 2015

By Courtne Dixon Special to the NNPA News Wire Service from HU News Service WASHINGTON—The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama, during a special White House session last week to deal with reforming the […]

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Students protest treatment by Howard University

Students protest treatment by Howard University

| September 10, 2015

By Janelle Berry Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Dozens of disgruntled Howard University students piled into the Mordecai Johnson Administration Building Sept. 4 to protest what they said was poor customer service and repeated failures in the financial aid office, campus housing and other student services. Students sat on the floor […]

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Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

| July 7, 2015

By Kelly-Ann Brown Howard University News Service Special to the NNPA WASHINGTON–Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several state legislators are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates and from state-issued property. Maryland is one of four states working to remove the emblem from their specialty plates, […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

| July 1, 2015

Courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—On behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter, we celebrate and send heartfelt appreciation to the community for your financial support in helping us bless four college-bound students with our Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Because […]

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Spotlight on Kevin Howell, chairman of Vietnam Veterans Committee

Spotlight on Kevin Howell, chairman of Vietnam Veterans Committee

| May 20, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

| April 9, 2015

By Rachel Kersey Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer via Howard University News Service NEW YORK—Warren Shadd has adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family—his grandmother, his father and his mother—all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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