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I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

| May 27, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice “click bait” that poses questions like, “What has happened to these childhood stars?” or offers, “Secrets of the Mayans revealed.” Well, the […]

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The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

| May 26, 2016

By James Bentley (AFRO, NNPA member) On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he had fathered another child and was refusing to pay child support for it. In a video, Bryant said, “Over the last week a lot has […]

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Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

| May 26, 2016

By Walter Rhett (NNPA News Wire Contributor) President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare. In fact she might question how that would buy freedom. Still, while the change “on the money” is significant it has already become a political […]

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Nina’

FILM REVIEW: ‘Nina’

| May 24, 2016

Score: 0 percent    By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) If you haven’t picked up a copy of “I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone,” now is a good time to read it and let Simone reflect on her life, with her own enlightening words. If you haven’t seen […]

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From power talking to power doing

From power talking to power doing

| May 24, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Veteran radio talk show host Carl Nelson, will present his third Power Talk event on June 17 through June 19, 2016 at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The event has featured the likes of Tony Browder, Ashra Kwesi, the late Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Pastor Willie Wilson, […]

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ASK ALMA: My wife let me after 38 years; now I want to DNA test my kids

ASK ALMA: My wife let me after 38 years; now I want to DNA test my kids

| May 24, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, My wife and I divorced after 38 years of marriage. I still don’t understand why. I want to work it out, but she does not. I had intended on spending the rest of my life with her and now that won’t happen. We had our up […]

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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

| May 16, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of life: education, employment, housing, public accommodations and voting to name a few. To remedy discriminatory practices and policies, a series of federal and state laws were enacted over several decades to guarantee […]

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Ask Alma: We just buried Mama and my sister won’t talk to us

Ask Alma: We just buried Mama and my sister won’t talk to us

| May 12, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, We need advice. Recently our mom died and one of our sisters hasn’t spoken to us since. Reason being, my sister wanted Mama to be buried in her favorite dress. Let me clarify, I’m not talking about one of my mom’s dresses, I’m talking about a […]

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