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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Salutes Veterans & Military Families

LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) expressed her appreciation for the patriotic service and courageous sacrifice of veterans, servicemembers, and military families as she participated in several Veterans Day events across the 43rd Congressional District. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to millions of courageous veterans and military families in California’s 43rd District and across the country,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. “Our veterans …

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A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must decide whether the emblem is simply a monument or a challenge to the Constitutional mandate of separation …

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Houston Hosts NNPA/ESSA Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence

By Jeffrey L. Boney The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with the Houston Forward Times, recently announced that the city of Houston will serve as the host of an extremely important Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence on November 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center – Harambee Administrative Building, …

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BOOK REVIEW REVISITED: ‘THE LIFE OF ARETHA FRANKLIN: RESPECT’

        By Larry S. Buford With the release of the almost 50-year-old documentary of Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album recorded in Los Angeles at gospel giant James Cleveland’s church , here’s a book review I wrote four years ago, “The Life of Aretha Franklin” by David Ritz. I highly recommend the book for all Aretha fans. It’s very insightful! …

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The Rhythm of Walking

One late Friday evening on July 6, 2018 almost four months ago, I accidently fell-doing something that I should not have been doing and broke two of the main bones in my right ankle, the tibia and fibula. I had surgery a week later, Thursday July 12, at Methodist Health Systems in Mansfield. On August 14, a month after the Orthopedic surgery …

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DAVID BANNER, ROMEO MILLER & KARRUECHE TRAN STAR IN ‘NEVER HEARD’ ONLY IN THEATERS NOV. 1

The faith-based film “Never Heard,” starring David Banner, Romeo Miller, and Karrueche Tran is a one day movie event only in theaters nationwide, Thursday, November 1, 2018. The independent film will then be available on DVD (pre-order now). “We have to make sure we support the film because a lot of companies are giving these films limited dates that have …

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Houston Ministers of Music win inaugural Defender award

By Defender News Service On any given Sunday, churches across Houston come alive with music and songs thanks to the ministers of music. Under the direction of these talented men and women, the church choir sets the tone with praise and worship preparing the souls for the words of GOD. To acknowledge these unsung heroes and “sheroes,” who often go unrecognized, the Defender Network asked a group of …

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Black Press of America On National Alert in Wake of Domestic Terrorism

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Working closely with law enforcement professionals in several states, the FBI announced the arrest of former pizza delivery driver, Cesar Sayoc. Sayoc, a White American male from Aventura, Florida, has been charged with five Federal crimes, including mailing an incendiary device and threatening a former president. Sayoc was arrested at an auto …

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Actor Danny Glover to keynote One Church One School Gala

By The Chicago Crusader  NNPA One Church One School Community Partnership (OCOS) celebrates 25 years of achievement at its 20th National Conference October 24-26, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, 9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois. This highly awaited event has interdenominational, governmental and community leadership as Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., President, welcomes the support of Honorary Conference …

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Senators Urge Trump Administration to Halt Deportation of Mauritanians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) led a group of lawmakers in a bicameral letter calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cease the deportation of Black Mauritanian nationals, who face the …

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