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Though Trump Continues to Distort the Messages of NFL Players: We Must Stand Together

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. (NNPA Newswire Contributor) As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players. The league office stepped in it, by unilaterally declaring that players who do not wish to stand during the national anthem, should stay in the locker room. The NFL …

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Jonetha Jomae Scott produces Delivered Forgiven Redeemed August 25th

The multi-talented owner of Jomae Productions is Jonetha Jomae Scott, an award-winning writer, director and producer of film and stage.  She is also a self-published author. Prior to producing for herself, Jomae was a ghostwriter for some of the stage and film industry’s best such as producer Snoop Robinson.  Jonetha is also a motivational speaker and works diligently on several annual …

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Scarred and Battle Tested from Heart Disease, but Still Fighting

By Rhonda E. Monroe (Incoming Board Chair-elect, WomenHeart) WomenHeart (the first and leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease) story begins in February of 1999, when three women, united by heart disease, formed an organization that was destined to become a lifeline for women across this nation. And at the same time, …

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NNPA Hosts Screening of “The American King: As told by an African Priestess” Starring Akon

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent) In an effort to improve ties between the African Diaspora and the Black community in America, Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata teamed up with Prince Adah Obekpa, Vanessa Teemsma and Joan McCarthy to make a comedic, yet timely, film titled “The American King: As Told by an African Priestess.” Obekpa served as an executive …

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Brent Jones, Donnie McClurkin headline star-studded lineup at Dorsey Convention!

  (Dallas, TX)  Riding high on the success of his new #1 hit single “Open Your Mouth and Say Something!” (Billboard’s #1 Most Added Song at Radio), Grammy and Stellar Award winner Brent Jones headlines a star-studded lineup performing at the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses – affectionately known as the Dorsey Convention – Aug 4th thru 10th in Dallas, TX. Founded by gospel trailblazer Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music, the Dorsey …

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Preserved – A Purpose 27 Years in the Making

27 years ago, I had what I thought was the perfect job when I worked for an African American bookstore in San Antonio.   Not only did I get to satisfy my love of reading but I also got to satisfy my love of all things African American.   We sold books but we also sold art, clothes, and jewelry and I …

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BILLBOARD #1 ARTIST BRYAN POPIN‘S “STEP IN THE NAME” CRACKS TOP 25 ON BILLBOARD GOSPEL AIRPLAY CHART

Nicknamed “Little Boy Wonder” by the legendary Stevie Wonder and songwriting contributions with R&B legend Chaka Khan and on Justin Timberlake’s Pop male group’s NSYNC’s multi-platinum album and stadium tour Celebrity; New Jersey native, songwriter, producer and classically trained pianist Bryan Popin continues to build momentum across the music industry centered around his third radio single “Step In The Name” from his Billboard No.1 sophomore project I GOT OUT (Little Boy Wonder/Flaydo/Fuel Music). “Step In The …

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Awarded Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute

DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson received the Texas Hospital Association’s (THA) Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award this week after being honored with the recognition in a ceremony in Washington, DC last month. The award recognizes Congresswoman Johnson for her commitment to good health care policy and support of policy issues of significance to health systems. “I am profoundly …

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Dallas Rights Groups Announce Events to Mark 45th Anniversary of Santos Rodriguez Murder

DALLAS, TX – The Santos Vive Project, a coalition of North Texas organizations headed by Human Rights Dallas, will mark the 45th anniversary of the chilling murder of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez on July 24, 1973. A series of events are planned to remember a dark and fateful day in Dallas history. It was 2 o’clock in the morning when police dragged …

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Congress Must Stop Family Separation and Pass the Keeping Families Together Act

By Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) Like many Americans, the treatment of children and families at the border has shaken me to my core. San Diego-based U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw has essentially said to stop defying the courts and reunite these families. The deadline to reunify parents with children under 5 was July 10th, and the deadline to reunify …

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