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Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA News Wire Columnist Dear Alma, Hi Alma. My name is K. I’ve been with my boyfriend almost 4 years. He works but doesn’t make enough to help me. He makes up for it though in EVERY OTHER AREA, and he’s also a little controlling. He’s taken my engagement ring from me 3 times and I went and bought my own replacement ring and he told me that no other ring should be on that finger, and made me ta ...

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In It to Win It – My Head Says Hilary, My Heart Says Bernie

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist I am looking forward to November 8, 2016, and to voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States. I am so extremely excited that a woman of character, experience, and discernment can lead our nation. Even as I look forward to the November vote, I am fully enjoying the path to November. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has provided tone and texture to ...

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White House Black History Month Dance Performance

Debbie Allen @msdebbieallen & her new protégées (Photo courtesy of @vj44/twitter) In case you missed it, Monday, the White House hosted a dance workshop in honor of Black History Month which included a dance workshop with 51 young ladies from the Washington, DC area. The workshops were led by iconic dancers including Debbie Allen (African dance), Fatima Robinson (Hip Hop), the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater ...

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Political Decisions vs. Political Choices

by James Clingman Picture this headline: “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win respective primaries.” Let that Marinate for a moment before reading any further. Now, what is your reaction? Faced with those two choices, what will you do? For whom will you vote? Will you vote at all? Or, will you go to either (or both) of the candidates and make demands, insisting that unless they support your positions public ...

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Paying Greater Attention to Sports and Youth

by Dr. Faye Williams There’s little question that parenting is a more complex endeavor than it ever was. The goal of most conscientious parents is to create as many options for opportunity and success as possible for their child(ren). Consistent with that goal is the additional objective of developing that child into an injury-free, healthy, independent thinking young adult who is a productive member of the ...

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The Real Reason Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are so Popular

I hate to lump a good guy like Sen. Bernie Sanders in with The Donald, but for the sake of this article I will make an exception because it’s hard to separate their impact on the Presidential election. Both candidates are extreme in many ways. For example, Hilary Clinton says that she wants to make college for affordable for Americans. Hell, Sanders says that he wants to make college free for all Americans. ...

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Jussie Smollett: I’m gay, but could fall in love with a woman

(The Grio) Empire‘s Jussie Smollett has remained incredibly secretive about his sexuality, despite coming out to his parents when he was just 19. But recently, the star opened up entirely to discuss his sexuality and his beliefs about love. “I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as ...

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Clinton Edges Out Sanders To Win Iowa Democratic Caucus

Democratic Presidential contenders former Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders ended the Iowa Caucuses in nearly a dead heat on Monday. But, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) has confirmed that Clinton actually won the Iowa Democratic Caucus. Meanwhile, a Black political veteran in Iowa says had it not been for Blacks and Latinos, Clinton would certainly have lost given the closeness of the race. “We’ ...

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Fed Prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for "devastating, lasting psychological consequences" from the use of the isolation as punishment. "It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a reduced ability to interact with others and the potential for violent behavior," O ...

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Patti LaBelle Opens Up About Divorcing Her Husband After 32 Years Together

Los Angeles - For any couple, marriage can be an interesting road to travel. For some, the road lasts a short distance, while the path for others can continue on 'til death does them part. In Patti LaBelle’s case, her marriage to Armstead Edwards lasted more than three decades before they ultimately split. In an interview on “Oprah’s Master Class,” LaBelle opened up about her relationship with Edwards as sh ...

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