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President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

| May 29, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I was apprehensive when I learned that President Obama would give the commencement speech at Howard University this year. I feared a repeat of his Morehouse speech, his yammering and scolding of African Americans in a manner so objectionable as to repulse. The Morehouse speech was, charitably speaking, […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

| May 26, 2016

Self-knowledge a key to liberation By Eric D. Hackley After my first conversation with Brother Sage of South Bend, Ind., he told me months ago that he had a former student whom he wanted me to meet and interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services […]

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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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A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

| May 11, 2016

In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father:  the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]

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DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

| May 9, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up […]

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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

| May 5, 2016

Obama, Out: The commander-in-chief proves once again he’s best to ever do it By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least […]

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President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

| April 27, 2016

  By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News, NNPA Member) The reaction to the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly simply known as Prince, has come from all reaches of society. Prince was found unresponsive at Paisley Park—his home and entertainment compound—in the early morning hours of April 21. He was 57. The death came […]

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Does President Obama even care about black people?

Does President Obama even care about black people?

| April 7, 2016

Black women ignored in Supreme Court nominations By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist During the past seven plus years, I have been extremely critical of President Obama’s willful neglect and callous disregard for the black community. Blacks have been the single, largest voting block for Obama; giving him 96 percent and 94 percent of […]

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Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On April 3, 1968 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the pulpit of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. […]

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Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

| March 8, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable—especially when you consider the level of obstructionism and racism he has […]

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