Tag: michelle obama

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama praises amazing students

First Lady Michelle Obama praises amazing students

| October 29, 2015

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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Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy

Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy

| October 1, 2015

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 […]

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Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

| September 29, 2015

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 […]

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First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

| June 2, 2015

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 […]

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Feeding hungry school children the right move

Feeding hungry school children the right move

| August 5, 2014

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 […]

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Let’s Move! First Lady’s program aimed at restoring our children’s health

Let’s Move! First Lady’s program aimed at restoring our children’s health

| March 11, 2014

Let’s Move! is a campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama to end Childhood Obesity in the United States.

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