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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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Southern Baptist Church determined to rise from ashes of riots

Southern Baptist Church determined to rise from ashes of riots

| August 11, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The Mary Harvin Senior Housing and Transformation Center of Southern Baptist Church was destroyed in a fire, April 30, amidst the chaos of the citywide rioting. The MHTC was a $16M development project envisioned and sponsored by Southern Baptist Church.This project, eight years in the making, was […]

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Apaches refuse to relinquish sacred land

Apaches refuse to relinquish sacred land

| August 6, 2015

By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer When San Carlos Apache Tribal Council member Wendsler Nosie found out late last year that Arizona Sen. John McCain had tucked a rider into the National Defense Authorization Act that transfers 2,500 acres of Apache land to a foreign copper company, anger and […]

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First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

| June 12, 2015

Esther McCready feted at Maryland graduation By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And, on Friday, May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer’s life came full circle as she received an honorary […]

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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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Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

| April 25, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]

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Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

| April 9, 2015

By Rachel Kersey Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer via Howard University News Service NEW YORK—Warren Shadd has adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family—his grandmother, his father and his mother—all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from […]

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Feds charge U. of Mississippi student in noose incident

Feds charge U. of Mississippi student in noose incident

| April 3, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer WASHINGTON—Federal authorities announced March 27 that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student. Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Are you an Eagle acting like a chicken?

THE RELIGION CORNER: Are you an Eagle acting like a chicken?

| February 14, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer This summer, while attending my sorority conference in Dallas, our luncheon speaker shared this exhilarating message; it caused my table guests to ponder with thoughts of ourselves. We discussed whether or not we had been doing what we were sent to earth to do. […]

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