By Lynn Lee Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Akron Reporter AKRON, Ohio—Students in Akron have a lot to look forward thanks in part to city’s own NBA legend LeBron James, who recently announced plans to help students pay for their college education. On Oct. 21, at the University of Akron’s James A. […]
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By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as white conservatives’ latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But recently, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that’s set a cesspool-level standard for expressions […]
FORT WAYNE—Since a sub-zero weather day prohibited 5,000 schoolchildren from seeing Black Violin in February 2015, the Embassy Theatre is bringing the band back due to the huge demand from schoolteachers, students and the general public. Black Violin will be in Fort Wayne on Oct. 15 with a free student show at 10 a.m. and an evening […]
By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first thought was: Why is George sending me this? For […]
By Brenda Robinson The new federal school free food program has some politicians and other Americans angry. This group, as they do with other social service/entitlement programs, contends families in need are pimping the system, and basically believe adults should and could provide for their own children. These critics believe the cliche, pull yourself up […]
Let’s Move! is a campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama to end Childhood Obesity in the United States.