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Real Life Murder Gives Life to a Movie - "Under The Cherry Tree"

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 21 January 2013 15:50.

"Under the Cherry Tree", the DVD is available in Walmart stores nationwide. The novel is available on
Philadelphia, PA  -- It's been over 25 years, on Halloween since Cedric Mixon, the creator of the movie "Under the Cherry Tree", father was shot 14 times and brutally murdered. Kobalt Books Entertainment, Maverick Entertainment Group and Walmart have teamed to launch a unique inspirational movie and novel, "Under the Cherry Tree". This is a story of two brothers who take separate paths after losing their father, only to find themselves, 25 years later, positioned on that very corner where faith and reality collide.

NRA Maintains Stranglehold on Congress

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 21 January 2013 15:49.

In the wake of the killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. last month and just before Vice President Joe Biden presented a list of proposals to President Obama this week that includes banning assault weapons and limiting sales of high-capacity ammunition clips, the president of the National Rifle Association expressed confidence that new gun legislation will stall in Congress. In an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State Of The Union,” NRA President David Keene said, “I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get assault weapons ban through this Congress.”

What Would King Think?

Written by Philip M. JonesSpecial to the NNPA from Our Weekly on Monday, 21 January 2013 15:26.

African Americans have been the most rapidly advancing oppressed people in the history of the world, according to some major historians. To come from brutal and hard slavery, with virtually no legal basic human rights, to rise to lawmakers, local leaders and ultimately the presidency of the United States of America within a 400-year span is a feat surpassed by few, if any other people.

Hire Yourself – and then Others

Written by James Clingman on Monday, 14 January 2013 16:34.

In consideration of the latest shenanigans from Congress as it pertains to the economic conditions facing most Americans these days, unemployment and underemployment being the most serious, the case for entrepreneurship is more important than ever.  For Black people especially, whose unemployment rate is double that of the national average and even as high as 50 percent in certain cities, the need for entrepreneurship cannot be denied.

Business Profile: 10-Year Old Fashion Designer Launches Her One-of-a-Kind Children Fashions at Her Photo Shoot Launch Party

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 14 January 2013 16:33.

New Jersey -- Essynce Couture, LLC announces the Photo Shoot Launch Party where children will take photos in some of Essynce Couture's Designs and learn about entrepreneurship, the exclusive purveyor of the unique fashions of Essynce Moore. ( Essynce Moore has been seen on Uncle Majic the Hip Hop Magician's Commercial, Bored to Death on HBO, and she has been in numerous Fashion Shows and Pageants. This 10 year old entrepreneur, fashionista, "local" celebrity, actress, and motivational speaker phenomenon is branding herself onto the fashion and TV scenes. Since then, Essynce Moore has become a trendsetter in her school, amongst her peers, and capturing the attention of children everywhere.

Mirka Christesen compiles events that she actually experienced as a teacher in different countries

Written by on Monday, 07 January 2013 18:26.

RALEIGH, N.C. – In an exciting compilation that moves smoothly from one country to another, author Mirka Christesen offers to readers a glimpse of what occurs in the classrooms based on her experiences as a teacher in the United States of America, Germany and The Czech Republic. In If School Desks Could Speak, readers will find out what will happen to a high school senior who addresses his teacher as “babe” or what words a seventh-grade boy made his teacher lose her cool, and many other situations.


New You Starts Now

Written by Mark Underwood on Monday, 07 January 2013 18:23.

When January rolls around, many Americans make one or more New Year’s resolutions. Over a third of adults plan to quit smoking, lose weight, get out of debt, stop forgetting stuff, and make other lifestyle changes. But many people have a hard time sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. Studies have shown that by the end of January, about a third had given up, but another half was successfully working on their goals into March. That shows the longer you stick with it, the more apt you’ll be successful.


New World’s ‘Richest Black Woman’

Written by Ruth Manuel-Logan, Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:52.

Talk show maven, Oprah Winfrey, who long reigned supreme as the world’s richest black woman, has been kicked down a notch by new kid on the block, Folorunsho Alakija, according to Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service. The newest top-ranking black female billionaire hails from Nigeria: Alakija is a clothing designer and oil tycoon who is worth somewhere in the $3.3 billion range and beats Oprah’s piggy bank savings by $500 million. At last count, Oprah’s media dynasty hovered in the neighborhood of about $2.7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

Resolve to Save More of Your Money in 2013

Written by StatePoint on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:47.

Two of the most commonly made and commonly broken New Year’s resolutions are saving money and paying off debt. These are promises we all seem to make to ourselves every year with every intention of seeing through. But somehow, we wind up in the same spot we were before. So how can you make sure that 2013 is the year you take control of your finances and start making your money work for you?


Redefining Conventional Financial Wisdom

Written by Damon CarrSpecial to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier on Monday, 17 December 2012 13:19.

When I first began writing a financial column, I would end almost every column with conventional financial wisdom that’s been past down from generation to generation—pay yourself first, live below your means and use credit wisely. This would be good advice if these concepts were taught and embraced during our high school years. For shortly after we graduate from high school many of us are shackled down with credit card debt, student loans, car loans, furniture loans and IOU’s from close friends and family before we even know what hit us. Adding insult to injury, these liabilities are incurred before we have a stable job or stable source of income to repay them. We start off our adult life deep in the hole and we wonder why the little man can’t get ahead.