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NNPA Observes Black Music Month, National Homeownership and Juneteenth

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In June, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joins with millions of other Americans in celebration of Black Music Month and National Homeownership Month. As the trade association representing more than 200 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the nation, the NNPA also observes Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny Glover to testify in Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations

N’dea Yancey-Bragg, USA TODAY Published 9:18 p.m. ET June 18, 2019 It may not be a national holiday, but Juneteeth marks a major milestone for America USA TODAY CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE A House subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss reparations for slavery on Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The House Judiciary Subcommittee …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: PHILIPPE SAISSE TRIO RE-RELEASE OF ‘THE BODY AND SOUL SESSIONS’ IS SWEET

By Eunice Moseley Grammy nominated Philippe Saisse Trio (L to R: David Finck on bass, Philippe Saisse on keyboard and Scooter Warner on drums). *Sweet is the sound of Grammy Award nominated Philippe Saisse Trio’s re-mastered June 21, 2019 re-release of “The Body and Soul Sessions” (Bandar-Log Music). The trio also includes David Finck on bass and Scooter Warner on drums. …

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COMMENTARY: Plastics are strangling the planet

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor On my morning walk I pass a tree every day that has a long plastic bag stuck in the branches. I keep wondering whether my neighbor realizes that the bag is strangling the tree. I am not exaggerating. The plastic is not simply sitting on the branches but is cutting off air to …

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Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor NNPA NEWSWIRE — “When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were convicted of assault, rape, and attempted murder. Their sentences were vacated in 2002 and the City of New York paid them millions …

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Whose lives matter? Our lives matter

  By Michaela Purdue Lovegood (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Twenty years ago, I was a director of youth programs for a subsidiary organization of the Chicago Housing Authority. I ran after-school, GED and job training programs for Black youth living in the city’s public housing. In the three years that I ran these programs, there were four times when I supported young …

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Mother Emanuel AME Church Announces Emanuel Nine 4th Anniversary Events

By The Charleston Chronicle In advance of the four-year anniversary of the Emanuel Nine tragedy, Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church announced plans and events scheduled to observe the fourth commemoration of June 17, 2015. Denise Quarles, daughter of Myra Quarles Singleton Thompson and Blondelle Coakley Gadsden, sister of Myra Thompson, along with Polly Sheppard, one of the survivors of the tragedy, led …

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Taking The Stigma Out Of Mental Illness

By Jenise Griffin FLORIDA COURIER — The facts are troubling. One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. That’s over 46 million people. Of the 46 million, more than half do not receive treatment. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The facts are troubling. One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. That’s …

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BISHOP MARVIN L. SAPP ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM LIGHTHOUSE FULL LIFE CENTER IN GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Bishop Marvin L. Sapp announced to his congregation that he is retiring as Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center. He has accepted the personal request of Bishop Richard E. Young to assume the role of Senior Pastor of Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas. Bishop Young is a close family friend who is like an Uncle …

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Eleven Day Pilgrimage to Holy Land in November 2019

Is traveling to the Holy Land on your list of destinations to visit? Would you like to experience a Christian Pilgrimage to the land where Jesus was born, performed miracles and left an empty tomb? Would you like to take your Bible study to another level? Can you imagine yourself visiting the ancient city of Jerusalem, praying at the Western …

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