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Film review: ‘I Call Him Morgan’

Film review: ‘I Call Him Morgan’

| March 28, 2017

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Bee Bop. Jazz. The 1950s and 1960s were a hotbed for cool music, and the hip musicians, who played those genres on records and in smoky, dimly lit nightclubs, were a special breed. Years later, most people still revere legendary trumpeters like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

| March 25, 2017

Law enforcement agencies take action against deceptive auto dealers By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, African American and Latino consumers—more often than other racial or ethnic groups—are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices. In recent days, two law enforcement agencies have acted to […]

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

| March 23, 2017

What you should know about the latest Republican attacks on education By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, largely […]

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President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

| March 23, 2017

By U.S. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. While President Trump has yet to submit his first budget to Congress, we are already learning what will likely be in it. The President has proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, which would be offset […]

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‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

| March 23, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Joni Sledge, the second eldest sister in the hit pop group Sister Sledge, died of a preexisting medical condition, according to TMZ. Sledge passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, March 11. She was 60 years old. On March 14, the gossip website reported that […]

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Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

| March 18, 2017

By K.P. Williams Pop, rock, jazz and classical. These are all separate genres of music. But what happens when you put two of them together? You get “opera in jazz” rather than “jazz opera,” according to jazz musician and opera composer Terence Blanchard, who is the former Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance artistic director. […]

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Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

| March 16, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

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Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

| March 16, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, Love your column!! However, I was a little concerned about the advice that you gave to “No Good Deed” about the worker who donated her time off to one of her co-workers, who claimed that her sister had died. If there is a possibility that the […]

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Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

| March 16, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Sometimes I wonder if I was a black Democrat, a retired black athlete or a black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder. As a life-long, die hard black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get […]

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