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Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Written by Dwight Brown on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:05.

***1/2 Rating - Mission accomplished! This is hands down the best M:I chapter in the franchise, with astounding stunts, strong emotional depth, and a break-neck pace that rarely subsides. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) languishes on a cot in a Moscow prison. Feverishly working on his computer, fellow agent and tech wizard Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) manages to override the prison’s security system and open cell doors at will.  

Melanie Amaro Crowned First Winner of X-Factor

Written by the NNPA from the Houston Style Magazine on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:01.

It’s been a long run for the “X-Factor USA” contestants and it all came to an end last night on the season finale. After a long couple months of tears, dance moves and Astro’s antics, this star studded finale showed us who was America’s next breakout star, and that star is 19 year old Melanie Amaro.

The Obama Blueprint for Re-Election

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:59.

With the next election 11 months away, President Obama has begun sharpening his populist message and drawing a sharp contrast between his vision for America and the Republican alternative. Obama’s speech last week in Osawatomie, Kan. provided an example of how he plans to attack his Republican opposition.


New Hanover County Board of Education is seeking applicants for consideration for appointment to the new D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter Academy Board

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:55.

The New Hanover County Board of Education is seeking applicants for consideration for appointment to the new D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter Academy Board. They will appoint three individuals to serve staggered terms on the new charter school board.  In order to achieve the staggered terms, the New Hanover County Board of Education will set the initial terms for their three members as one, two, or three-year terms.  After this, all terms will be three years.


Mrs. Wilma Daniels Host 11th Annual William Hooper Apartments Senior Christmas Celebration

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:54.

This years theme was appropriately deemed "Be Grateful", and grateful they were. The honoree's, family, friends supporters and dignitaries fueled a really good turn out for this years celebration. And this was no mundane event by any means!


Written by William Reed on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:13.

The National Women’s History Museum recently honored African-American radio maven Cathy Hughes.   The founder and chairperson of Radio One Inc., was feted at the museum’s Christine de Pizan Awards in Washington D.C. where Hughes received the “Ida B. Wells-Barnett Living Legacy Award” for her accomplishments in media and communications.  The Christine de Pizan honors celebrate the legend of pioneering American women by showcasing their achievements alongside the contributions of their modern-day counterparts.


Obama Drug Adviser: Reform Justice System to Recognize Drug Addiction as Disease

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:18.

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper - President Obama’s top drug policy advisor will hold a media briefing on Nov. 21 at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to share new approaches to America’s drug war. Gil Kerlikowske, director of National Drug Control Policy, will share data regarding the disproportionate impact our nation’s drug problem has on African American communities.


Theories of Black Consumer Power: explains a lot about your buying power

Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:16.

(NNPA) Let’s give a shout out to English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton who, way back in 1687, developed the Theories of Black Consumer Power. Well, ok, if you want to get technical about it he didn’t name it that. He named it The Three Laws of Motion. But wow, do they explain a lot about your consumer power.


Join Occupy Wall Street

Written by Peter Grear on Monday, 28 November 2011 20:14.

A strange thing happened on the way to achieving the “American Dream”.  The descendants of slaves have finally been offered an invitation to join the white, middle class seekers of the dream.  If you’re not a part of the 1%, you’re a part of the 99% and therefore finally invited to seek your “American Dream”.   Historically, the former slaves and their descendants have made basically two demands to the “United States powers that be”; grant me freedom and fairness.


Unions Rally with Occupy Detroit

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 November 2011 19:35.

DETROIT — UAW and AFL-CIO members joined Occupy Detroit protestors during a Nov. 6 march and rally to collect winter supplies. The demonstration highlighted a continuing alliance between the region’s labor unions and Occupy Detroit activists. According to organizers, more than 500 union members and protesters participated in the rally at Hart Plaza and march to Grand Circus Park. Occupy Detroit Labor Work Group member, Writer L. Bush, told the Michigan Citizen that monetary donations reached almost $5,000. He said a truckload of donated supplies — blankets, gloves, batteries, tarps, flashlights, etc. — allow occupiers to consider continuing their protests through the winter months.