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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

By Peter Grear

By most polls the North Carolina race for the United States Senate is a dead heat.  That being the case, victory in November will go to the political party that executes the best voter mobilization plan.  

Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship Hosts Hugely Succesful Inaugural Conference

Global United Fellowship

Nassau, Bahamas – Interdenominational unity and overwhelming love for God and God’s people saturated the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina as Global United Fellowship 

Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Jill Scott Talks About Her 63-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Singer and actress Jill Scott

Singer and actress Jill Scott is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine Jill Scott shows offer her new hourglass shape in a beautiful black form-fitted dress. 

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Support Continues For Wilmington Ten Pardons

Written by Cash MichaelsSpecial from The Wilmington Journal on Monday, 28 May 2012 17:20.

RALEIGH, N.C. [NNPA] – After only a week, significant local and national support to obtain pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten is already coming in. But organizers for the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Wilmington Ten Pardon of Innocence Project say ultimately more support, from every quarter, will be needed. So far, at least two members of Congress, the heads of both the national and state NAACP, a prominent University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill law professor, and the head of the United Church of Christ have joined a growing number of supporters on Facebook, and an online national petition at, calling for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to grant pardons of innocence to the 10 civil rights activists falsely convicted – and later cleared – of conspiracy to commit murder and arson four decades ago.

NYU School of Medicine Adult ADHD Program to Host a Special Screening of “Gigante: A Documentary"

Written by NYU Langone Medical Center on Monday, 28 May 2012 17:15.

torres111215ntNew York City - The NYU School of Medicine will host a special screening of GIGANTE, a documentary about Andrés “Yungo” Torres, a Puerto Rican professional baseball player currently with the New York Mets and his struggles with acute ADHD. It revisits the pivotal years of his childhood in flashbacks interpreted by children culled from the humble Western Puerto Rican neighborhood where Yungo was raised and flashes forward between his last year as a San Francisco Giant and his new beginning with the Mets. Starring his teammates, coaches, family, and the luminaries of ADHD research, GIGANTE aims to put a light on the man who has achieved so much in spite of one of the most acute manifestations of the disorder. Part cautionary tale, part biopic, it aims to inform, enlighten and inspire.

Dating, Drinking and Violence in Young Adult Lives

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 May 2012 17:06.

UA_LogoJacquelyn Wiersma wants to know why people select a certain person as a romantic partner. She can’t answer that question yet, but on her way to the answer, she has learned some important things about the lives of teenagers and young adults. Teenagers are famous for experimentation. To figure out who they are and how they fit into the world, they try on adult independence and experiences. Whether it’s dating, drinking or drugs, they make choices that have consequences, some fleeting and some lifelong. They explore behaviors that may become memories or lessons or a lifestyle.

Two Men Who Understood Money

Written by Yussuf Simmonds Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel on Monday, 21 May 2012 17:12.

“They blazed a trail in finance for others to follow and learn from”
Don Barden does not go to Las Vegas to roll the dice or play the slots; he goes there to ante up millions to buy the casino and invest in the casino business.  His bet is a sure thing and he always win.  In 2003, Black Enterprise Magazine rated Barden No. 6 in its annual report of the top 100 Black businesses nationwide, showing that his holdings include casino gambling, real estate development and international trade.

Health Care Debate Continues Beyond Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 21 May 2012 17:10.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even if the Affordable Care Act survives U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny, a favorable ruling this summer will not serve as a cure-all for insuring African Americans, according to health professionals and a report in the current issue of Health Affairs. Healthcare advocates still have to deal with the consequences of November’s presidential election – especially if President Obama is defeated – even if “we win everything in June,” said Mara Youdelman, managing attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Health Program, a nonprofit that advocates for the health rights of low and underserved people.

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