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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Closing the chapter on Vietnam

Closing the chapter on Vietnam

| May 22, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

| May 18, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of white workers, which has remained flat since February at […]

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The Lord is our protector, shelter, shepherd

The Lord is our protector, shelter, shepherd

| May 17, 2015

By Gigi Tinsley Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Our God has promised, throughout his word, he will protect us. Psalm 91 reminds us that we who are faithfully committed to God are blessed to dwell, that is, to live, in a wonderful place of eternal security and protection. In that shelter we […]

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Financial predators still target active duty military

Financial predators still target active duty military

| May 16, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The men and women who wear our nation’s uniform are expected to defend our nation at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to financial services, service members are not always been protected in return. The 2006 Military Lending Act (MLA) was enacted with broad and bipartisan support as a […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Better him than me

Spiritually Speaking: Better him than me

| May 14, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from Dallas Weekly Is it really possible to put your life in the hands of the Lord? To some modest extent I have experienced the effect of trying to do just that. I can’t say how successful I’ve been but, I ask the question of you because I […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The thrill is gone

THE RELIGION CORNER: The thrill is gone

| May 10, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”—Galatians 6:9-10 (KJV) How many of us quit trying to reach our goal because we get tired? Time is most likely the worst enemy of enthusiasm. […]

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Baltimore and the dynamic of racial déjà vu

Baltimore and the dynamic of racial déjà vu

| May 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist “It is one measure of the depth and insidiousness of American racism that the nation ignores the rage of the rejected–until it explodes… The wonder is that here have been so few riots, that [black Americans] generally are law-abiding in a world where the law itself has seemed an […]

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Baltimore: Another horror movie re-run

Baltimore: Another horror movie re-run

| May 8, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The movie we are watching in Baltimore is a re-run and a sequel. The price of admission has always been too high, but we continue to pay the exorbitant price, anyway. As the opening line in the old TV show, “Dragnet,” proclaimed, “The story you are about to see is […]

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