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Florida NAACP Invites Floridians to Get-On-The-Bus for Free to Journey for Justice Marches In South Carolina and Washington, D.C.

The Florida State Conference (FSC) NAACP is inviting Floridians to join them for free on two separate trips on America's Journey for Justice Marches in South Carolina and Washington, DC. The Florida NAACP will join NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks as well as other NAACP State Conferences and Coalition Partners in South Carolina on August 22-23, 2015, and in Washington, DC on September 15-16, 2 ...

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DOE Launches Second Chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals

The Chronicle As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities, the Department of Education recently announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue the postsecondary education with the go ...

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African Men, Hollywood Stereotypes: Why Challenging the Status Quo Went Viral

Mama Hope launched "African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes" in 2012 with the goal of starting a movement that would shift the perception about Africa. We were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children sifting through garbage with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s, and not much in between. We saw how these stereotypes hurt everyone. They hurt the African pe ...

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Harlem Globetrotters Legends Hosts Basketball Camp for Kids

On Wednesday July 25, The Harlem Legends “Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp” and “Hoops and Health Celebrity Basketball Show,” with Harlem Globetrotter legend Michael Douglas hosted a shoot for the stars youth basketball camp at the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy, in Orange Park, Florida. Over 50 students attended the camp. During the basketball camp, Michael's long time friend Harlem Globetrotter le ...

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City Hosts Senior Summer Extravaganza

The City of Jacksonville’s Senior Services Division will host its annual Summer Extravaganza August 3 – 7. During the fun-filled week, seniors are invited to participate in a number of activities at locations throughout the city. Summer Extravaganza Activities include: Monday Movie Screening: Annie, Monday, August 3, 10 a.m., at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.; Mind, Body and Soul, Tuesday A ...

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Why Family Feuds Erupt After the Will is Read

Sibling Rivalries, Grudges Will Surface When Money is at Stake The recently deceased don’t always ingratiate themselves with their survivors when it comes time to read the will. “People want to control things from the grave, not just throw a bunch of money in a beneficiary’s lap,” says family wealth guru John Pankauski, author of the new book, “Pankauski's Trustee's Guide: 10 Steps to Family Trustee Excelle ...

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Emmett Till HBO Miniseries from Jay Z, Will Smith & Aaron Kaplan in the Works

EXCLUSIVE: Emmett Till was only 14 when the black teen was brutally murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955. The tragic story that galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement is the subject of an HBO miniseries from a A-list producing team that includes Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan. The untitled mini, now in active development, is described as an immersive and in ...

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Cuban Embassy Opens in Washington

By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The culmination of secret negotiations brokered by Pope Francis and Canada, a realization by a U.S. president that the status quo was unsustainable and the willingness of two mortal enemies to work through distrust led to change between Cuba and the United States. In the months since President Barack Obama’s surprise December announcem ...

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Untested Faith is Untrusted Faith

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times The old saying is when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The operative word here is tough. My question for you is what happens when you insert the dynamics of faith into any given situation? The reason for the question is that I must have been taking notes in church one Sunday and I came across them in my bible recently. I wrote ...

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Empire Stars Reportedly Engaged

“Empire” is known for its dramatic twists – but the latest one has taken place off screen. Stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are engaged after several months of dating, according to multiple outlets. The actors met on the set of their hit TV show, with Gealey playing Anika, the former stepmother of Byers’ character Andre Lyons, one of the three sons gunning for his father’s titular music empire. A rep for B ...

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