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City Under Seige by Protesters

Recent protests causes around the city range from outrage over the decision not to indict officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner to the photo of a nude pregnant woman at a local museum. Area citizens have joined the national outcry of public protests by participating in surprise “die-ins” across the city. From Hemming Plaza to the interstate and the Harts Bridge, protesters have caused chao ...

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Nikki Brunson is a Celeb for her 45th Birthday!

Nikki Brunson owner of Celeb’s Corner Kitchen restaurant held an after Jaguar game birthday celebration.  Every Jaguar home game Nikki opens her restaurant doors to Jaguar fans for a taste of Celeb's gourmet food and Chef Love's vendor food truck.  Fans and friends stopped by to wish Nikki a grand birthday and many more birthdays to come!  Seated to the left holding her birthday cake is Nikki and friends Ge ...

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Race in the Un-United States of America

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among Whites and Blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict White police officers for killing unarmed Blacks ignores a larger and more troubling trend – Blacks and Whites view race and racism from distinctly different perspectives. ...

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FAMU Rebounds – Academic Achievements, Patents and Fundraising Soars

Tallahassee—The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees welcomed the good news. President Elmira Mangum revealed a dramatic change in academic growth, recruitment and fundraising. “FAMU must be “best in class” and that requires outside financial resources, which means cultivating and obtaining gifts from major corporations. Increased endowments are components of my vision for FAMU’s future,” according ...

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Health Department Ivestigating TB at Raines High School

The Florida Department of Health (DOH-Duval) is currently involved in the contact investigation related to a case of Tuberculosis (TB). The investigation involves an active case at William M. Raines High School; school officials, as well as families of attending students, have been notified. Approximately 150 students and staff from the school have been identified for testing. Those individuals exposed will ...

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Breathing Life Into a Movement

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police officer not to touch him. And because he was allegedly selling loose cigarettes, the life was cho ...

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Janay Should be Celebrated for Staying with Ray Rice

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Feminists claim that women should take more control of their lives, arguing that women are capable of making decisions about their lives and what is in their best interest without guidance from a man. But White feminists and “strong Black women” are curiously absent when it comes to defending Janay Rice’s very personal and difficult decision to fight for her marriage. You k ...

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Police Shooting Victims Lives ‘Worth’ Less than a Ham Sandwich

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” Given the recent failure of grand juries to indict Darren Wilson, a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American, and a similar cours ...

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No Indictments in Brown and Garner Murders Cause Mass Protests Around the Country

What is the value of a black man’s life in America? That’s the question being asked all over social media after a grand jury in Ferguson, MO. decided not to charge the police officer that killed an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown months ago. Some two weeks later, a Staten Island jury decides not to indict a police officer that choked Eric Garner to death on camera. Thank God for camera phones – the entire ...

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Rice wins appeal, ‘suspension vacated’

by Barry Wilner NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players' union said Friday. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press in an email that "I can only confirm the suspension has been vacated, effective immediately." The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was deciding whe ...

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