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Publishers Discuss Role of the Black Press

Written by Eleska AubespinSpecial to the NNPA fromThe Houston Defender on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:59.

March 16 marked the 186th anniversary of the founding of Freedom’s Journal, the country’s first Black newspaper. Its editors, Rev. Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm, proclaimed in the first edition, “Too long have others spoken for us…We wish to plead our own cause.”
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Right to Dream Examines Immigration, Supports DREAMers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:57.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In Right to Dream: Immigration Reform and America’s Future, University of Arkansas sociologist William A. Schwab examines the evidence and calls for passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, better known as the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act would provide residency to undocumented young people brought to this country as children. It would allow such young people to attend college with in-state tuition and to work and travel freely. It would open a path to citizenship to those who complete their education or military service.
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America’s Racial Wealth Gap Triples Over 25 Years

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:22.

As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the key to social and economic advancement. But according to a new research and policy brief by Brandeis University scholars, that long-held belief is only one of several factors affecting Black America’s ability to build wealth.
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Un-Sung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

Written by Charles B. Evans on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:21.

Recently, while attending an event at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where local citizens had gathered to witness the swearing in of a new chief of police, I was taken aback by a photo that appeared in one of the museum showcases. After taking a second look, I realized it was a photo of a childhood friend who was an active participant in the 60' s Civil Rights Movement.
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Why Students Have Become ‘Numb’ to Violence

Written by Maya Rhodan on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:39.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last year, 21 people were killed in the neighborhood. While the murders in Newtown may have shocked the nation, most of McCarthy’s students were not alarmed. “A lot of the kids are numb to it, they don’t even have a reaction when things are in the news,” McCarthy says. “They hear about some kind of violence on a weekly basis. If they don’t see it, then they definitely hear about and they know about it.’
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GDN Book Feature - Duty Call: Rendezvous With Destiny

Written by Dr. Lonnie Sessoms on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:38.

New Xulon Title Revisits Origin and Significance of Human Race - It’s a date with destiny in new book released by Dr. Lonnie Sessoms, Jr., Ph.D. MAITLAND, FL -- Within the pages of Dr. Lonnie Sessoms, Jr., Ph.D.’s new book, Duty Call: Rendezvous with Destiny ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-62419-674-4; $8.49, e-book, 978-1-62419-675-1) readers will see how God placed potential and purpose in every individual.  The author details how the potential of many readers is like a jewel, in that it is hidden under layers of lifetime experiences both positive and negative, and how to rediscover significance through the origin of humanity.
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We Need Mindset Control: With 300 Million Guns Already in the Country, Gun Control is Not The Answer

Written by Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, Founder of Be Someone Inc. on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:34.

According to the U.S. government itself, there are an estimated 300 million guns in the United States. So is gun control the real answer to the violence taking place today? Of course not! The answer lies not in the weapon, but in the mindset of the person. As humans interact, we hope they see each other as equals and wish no harm on anyone. This is the mindset that would lead to peace. Unfortunately, that is not being properly taught to our children.
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New Belly Fat Burning Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:57.

All across America, people are battling stubborn belly fat. A health condition of now epidemic proportions, belly fat has actually been identified as the most lethal type of body fat because of its close proximity to vital organs. In fact, according to a groundbreaking 2006 study published in Obesity, this specific type of "visceral" fat is a predictor of early death.
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Public Policy, Institutional Barriers Are Pushing Racial Wealth Gap

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:52.

New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.
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Lineup of New Faith-Friendly Oriented TV

Written by Tracey E. Edmonds, President & CEO of Alright TV on Monday, 25 February 2013 20:08.

Los Angeles, CA -- Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies and Tracey E. Edmonds, President and CEO of Alright TV, today announced the new programming slate of upcoming family oriented and faith-friendly content developed for the channel created in collaboration with YouTube. Alright TV will launch on Easter Sunday, March 31st and will appeal to the aspirational and inspirational goals of consumers of all ages with buzz-worthy comedies, talk, reality, music, and online streaming of Sunday church services from around the country.