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Native Houstonian Takes the Helm as NULYP Celebrates 20 Years of Making an Impact

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor When it comes to voting, it is often said that “every vote counts” and that adage really rang true for Houston native Ray B. Shackelford, as he was recently elected as the 10th National President of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) by a narrow ONE vote margin at the National Urban League …

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MOTOWN GOSPEL’S GENE MOORE HAS ‘TUNNEL VISION’ ON NEW ALBUM

By Eunice Moseley “I hope it crosses over, people need to hear it. I don’t want to be limited reaching one audience. Even when Jesus walked, he ministered to the world,” said Motown Gospel’s Gene Moore about his powerful Urban flavored single “Won’t Be Moved,” from his sophomore Contemporary Gospel album “Tunnel Vision.” “That song was written by a friend of mine …

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MUSIC LEGEND TITO JACKSON TO PERFORM AT THE 2019 LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER AND GALA

By Gwendolyn Quinn Music legend Tito Jackson is scheduled to perform at the 2019 Living Legends Foundation’s (LLF) Annual Awards Dinner and Gala. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. The Black Music industry will gather to celebrate the Living Legends Foundation 2019 distinguished honorees. They …

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ACE Cash Express Raises $40,140 to Help Teachers Bring Supplies to Their Classrooms

DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This year ACE Cash Express associates raised more than $40,140 for AdoptAClassroom.org during ACE’s annual fundraising event, the Give A Little Campaign. Last year, ACE was able to support 140 classrooms and 3,500 students by giving each classroom a donation of $383 to buy school supplies. Over the past six years, ACE Cash Express has raised a cumulative total of $435,851 for classrooms …

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Taco Bell® Rolls Out First Not-So-New “New” Vegetarian Menu Nationwide On September 12

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — For years, Taco Bell’s delicious vegetarian menu items have been one of the best kept secrets for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.  Beginning Thursday, the brand that has proudly offered great tasting vegetarian options for some time, will launch a not-so-new “new” vegetarian menu nationwide for the first time ever. With 13 great tasting menu …

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Contest Celebrates Sisterhood and 1st Anniversary of “Sisters from AARP” Newsletter with a Sam Fine Makeover Prize

WASHINGTON, DC—Sisters from AARP,(SM) a digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women, today announced its “Sisterhood is Beautiful” contest, in which subscribers submit stories describing the moment that transformed a friend into a cherished sister-friend. The top essay will win a girls’ trip to New York City inspired by the beauty of that friendship and a Nov. 15 makeover …

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Black Kids Deserve This Treatment in School?

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor Laughing at the humiliation and degradation of a young and impressionable Black boy is intolerable but having that type of behavior displayed by the people directly responsible for the education and development of that young Black child is even more despicable. Better yet, what if it was your child? Well, one family is …

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Ending HIV Only Happens if Black America Leads

By Raniyah Copeland In 2011, Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the concept of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By combining effective treatment for people living with HIV with simple and easy biomedical prevention for people …

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RADIO AND DIGITAL MAGAZINE PIONEER LEE BAILEY TO SPEAK NOVEMBER 9, 2019 AT THE ‘ULMII’ CONFERENCE

Lee Bailey was named “The Voice” by listeners of his radio show because of his baritone accent and now he is “the voice” of Black entertainment news via his digital magazine EURweb. You can hear “The Voice” and meet the living legend Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the 20th annual “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference. The “ULMII” conference, held at the Los Angeles …

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After Five Years, NY Police Officer Who Chokes Eric Garner to Death on Video is Finally Fired

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On August 19, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo. Pantaleo choked Eric Garner, 43, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island New York on July 17, 2014, after Pantaleo stopped Garner for selling loose cigarettes. The video of Garner begging for his life …

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