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Legendary Soul Man Bobby Womack Dead at 70

The raspy, sexy voice behind some of the most soulful and recognizable songs of the past six decades is now gone. Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday at the age of 70. Womack's  career started before he was 10 and he was most noted for penning such hits as  "That's the Way I feel About Cha" and "Across 110th Street." He also wrote The Rolling Stones' first U.S. No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now." Las ...

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Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Named NNPA Interim President and CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of online higher education for Histor ...

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Continuing the Work of Freedom Summer

by Hollis Watkins Racism is still alive and well in Mississippi and throughout this country just as it was in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. This clearly suggests there is much work to be done. When we look at those in control of things in this country, we see, for the most part, things are in the hands of the same few along with their descendants, carrying out the same policies executed in different ways. Fo ...

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State Senator Arthenia Joyner Call for Removal of Radio Ad Invoking Slavery

TAMPA – State Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) on Thursday called for the sponsors of a political attack ad invoking images of slavery to immediately pull the inflammatory spot.   “My whole life has been about the fight for equality and human rights,” said Senator Joyner. “From a young child who witnessed first-hand the rides of the KKK through my Florida town to my arrests as a young woman for participati ...

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Cashing In Savings Bonds To Pay For Vacation May Be Smarter Choice Than Paying With Credit Cards

As millions of Americans are startng to pack for their summer vacations, many are pulling out their savings bonds, checking values and cashing some in before they hit the road. SavingsBonds.com has received numerous calls over the last few weeks from bond owners looking for values and wanting to know which bonds they should choose (from their portfolios) to cash in. Many indicated that they would rather cas ...

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Success for Children Starts at Home: Are weRaising our Daughters and Being Soft with our Sons

“Children respond to the expectations of their environment,” states Price Cobb, a black psychiatrist. It’s a powerful statement and extremely true. If you think about our youth - that is exactly what they do, but there are always exceptions to that rule.  Many children from poor households in which the parents have low expectations don’t perform well in school – hence they end up in the same cycle of povert ...

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Nigeria Ends Kidnapping Investigation with 200 Girls Still Missing

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from. The final reportrevealed 219 girls remained at large, a total virtually unchanged since Boko Haram militants stormed their secondary school in northeast Borno s ...

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