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Christian Refuses to Dance to ‘Bisexual Anthem’ on ‘Dancing With The Stars’; ‘I Want to Glorify God’

A Christian female athlete is being applauded for standing up for her beliefs and refusing to dance to a “risqué” song on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Professional softball player Jennie Finch-Daigle told the show’s producer and then her partner that she couldn’t dance to Janelle Monáe’s song “Make Me Feel,” which is filled with suggestive lyrics and touches on bisexuality. …

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AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL ARTIST DONNIE MCCLURKIN ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR SINGERS AND DANCERS TO PERFORM AT LIVE TBN CONCERT TAPING IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

(Los Angeles, CA) — When the door of opportunity opens, you must be prepared to walk through.   All aspiring and professional singers and dancers who desire to share the stage with gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin, must submit their performance video before midnight (PST) on Friday, May 25th.  Contestants in groups comprising, three to six members, must upload their videos featuring one of the …

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CHADWICK BOSEMAN CELEBRATES THE CLASS OF 2018 AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT

By Fisher Jack WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Howard University alumnus and award-winning actor Chadwick Boseman spoke to graduates about the significance of making it to the top of the Hilltop during the Howard University 2018 Commencement Convocation.  In front of an audiences of more than 8,000 family and friends, Boseman encouraged the graduates to not only exceed in their next steps, but also strive to …

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Preserved by Purpose – Salsa for the Soul

“The key to salsa dancing is knowing how to lead and knowing how to follow.  Ladies, even if you don’t know where your partner is going. Don’t watch his feet..just follow his movements…even if you don’t know where he is going.”  When I heard this phrase during Salsa dancing lessons at a restaurant in my hometown of San Antonio a …

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Readers are Leaders: Buy Your Children More Books

By Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) We are our children’s first teachers, and what we teach them makes a difference. According to research by Betty Hart of the University of Kansas and Todd Risley of the University of Alaska, by age 3, poor children have an accumulated experience with 30 million less words than their wealthier counterparts; a …

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Symintha Christian songwriter, preacher, and psalmist

Symintha is an anointed Christian songwriter, preacher, and psalmist. She is no stranger to the gospel music industry. She has been on the scene more than two decades singing first as a background vocalist for various choirs and groups; a chorale director and minister of music; and later a psalmist touring the United States while captivating audiences with her tremendous …

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The NNPA’s 2018 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Open to All HBCUs

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with Chevrolet, recently announced that the 2018 Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship will now accept applications from communications and journalism students attending any one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the country. In 2016, the DTU Journalism Fellowship launched at Howard University. …

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, according to a family spokesman. A statement issued on Sunday by the office of former President George H.W. Bush said that Bush had elected to receive “comfort care” over additional medical treatment after a series of hospitalizations. “It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been …

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Black People Must Vote or Recap the Consequences

By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Contributor) All you have to do is crack open a history book, or sit with one of our experienced elders, and you will learn about the many sacrifices made by people of all races in order to ensure Black people obtained the uninhibited right to vote. No other group of people in America have …

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Gospel Legend Tommye Young-West: Inspiring Generations Through Music

Written by Andrea René Williams Music has been a part of Tommye Young-West’s life from the very beginning. Who could have imagined that a little girl from Dallas, Texas would sell enough records to go platinum, open up for artists like Teddy Pendergrass & The Blue Notes and Stevie Wonder and shake the music world? But even with her mainstream …

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