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Should African Americans Endorse Whites over Blacks?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent Black Maryland officials – Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III – have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a White, over Black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. So far, Edwards is the only African American in the race and faces t ...

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Jailing Educators for ‘Cheating to the Test’

by Dr. Julianne Malveaux Eleven Atlanta teachers have been convicted of altering student test scores on standardized tests. They are charged with racketeering and conspiracy. The much-celebrated Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools Beverly L. Hall was among the indicted but was too ill to stand trial. She died March 2. Another group of teachers, principals and administrators took plea bargains. A total ...

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Should Florida become a Vegas-style Casino State?

by Reggie Fullwood “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are,” said the great writer C. S. Lewis. That pretty much sums up the issue of the expansion of gambling in the state of Florida. It is a matter of perspective, and it is one of the biggest decisions the state legislature and Governor will have to make in the near fut ...

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​Percy Sledge, Voice Behind “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Dies

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died this week in Louisiana. He was 73. Sledge's longtime manager Mark Lyman confirmed his death to CBS News. Sledge died early Tuesday morning, about an hour after midnight of natural causes in hospice care. A No. 1 hit in 1966, "When a Man Love ...

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Detroit Woman is the World’s Oldest Woman

INKSTER, Mich. — A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman is listed as the world’s oldest living person following the death of a 116-year-old Arkansas woman. Jeralean Talley of Inkster tops a list maintained by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the world’s longest-living people. Gertrude Weaver, who was the oldest documented person for a few days, died Monday. Talley was born May 23, 1 ...

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Hundreds of Student Volunteers Travel to Ferguson For Spring Break to Help Rebuild the Community

Ferguson, MO — College students from all over the country are using their Spring Breaks to help rebuild the community and promote civic engagement in Ferguson. Students are coming from cities as far away as New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Most of them are a part of an organized initiative called Ferguson Alternative Spring Break (FASB), which is a five-week program that invites students from across the ...

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Alabama Man Freed From Death Row Says Prosecutors ‘Will Answer to God’

As Ray Hinton walked out of an Alabama jail after spending 30 years on death row, he promised to continue praying for the families of two victims he was wrongfully convicted of murdering whom he said suffered a "miscarriage of justice" he also experienced. Hinton, 58, was released from jail last week, 30 years after he was convicted of two murders in Birmingham largely based on evidence from bullets found a ...

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First-of-its-Kind Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers

More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can slow the development of Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers – including African Americans – who have ju ...

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AMG’s “Sip & See” Educates Guest on Hair Care and HIV/AIDS Awareness

Ann Grimsley of AMG Uptown Salon held a “Sip & See” for clients to visit the salon and preview AMG’s services and the upcoming Ultimate Runway Fashion Show. The 6th annual fashion show showcases upscale fashions from local and national designers. Proceeds from the fashion show benefit HIV/AID’s. The 2015 Fashion show is slated for Saturday, June 27th which coincides with National HIV Testing Day. Models ...

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