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You can’t get better when you are bitter

You can’t get better when you are bitter

| September 3, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer In a newly released book titled “Pocket Pearls,” the Rev. Dr. Willette Wright shares the 12 pearls God gave to her late husband, the Rev. Steven Kenneth Wright. This week, we’re writing about “Pearl Seven: Bake Your Bread in the Ovens of Others.” It […]

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Are you having fun with today’s politics?

Are you having fun with today’s politics?

| September 2, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “I’ll see your two blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures […]

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Our white liberal conundrum

Our white liberal conundrum

| September 1, 2015

By Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning whites can appropriate black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of […]

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Trump favors constructing police state

Trump favors constructing police state

| August 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state. Of course, Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the GOP presidency-seekers who are following, sheep-like, in his […]

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Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

| August 22, 2015

By Jessica R. Key Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis Recorder Whether in print, on television or on social media, people are beginning to use code words or phrases to describe African-Americans. “Urban” is now the politically-correct term for black people, neighborhoods or style of dress; “thug” is sometimes code for the N-word; and […]

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Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

| August 21, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than three years old in the black community by nearly 22 percent, according to a recent report. The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in […]

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Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

| August 21, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Year after year in measure after measure, black, Latino and Native American students trail their white peers in educational outcomes. These gaps were at their lowest in 1988, the same year public schools hit peak integration levels–and long-term data shows that this was no coincidence. “As long as […]

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How to pick a great school for your child

How to pick a great school for your child

| August 21, 2015

By Kevin Chavous Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to […]

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

| August 20, 2015

By Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Prince has a message for new artists eager for a record deal: “Don’t sign.” According to National Public Radio, Prince’s comment came during a meeting with selected journalists in his Minneapolis hometown for the 2015 National Association of Black Journalists Convention. “Record contracts are […]

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