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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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Award-winning Praise & Worship Leader Krystal A. Livingston Turns Challenges Into Triumph With New Single, “Winner”

(New Haven, CT) – April 3, 2018 – In the midst of trials, it’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Gospel Artist and Songwriter Krystal A. Livingston has experienced many disappointments, but she believes, as her favorite scripture states, that it all works for her good. The Connecticut-based recording artist and former choir director is …

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Worship Leader Christian Anderson Follows Up Debut Release “I’m An Overcomer” With East Coast Tour

(Greensboro, NC) – March 26, 2018 – Gifted vocalist and unabashed worshiper, Christian Anderson, is quickly becoming known as one of today’s up-and-coming psalmists. Known as the “Anointed Powerhouse”, Anderson delivers songs which leave the listener in awe and the recipient of an unforgettable worship experience. Her exceptional vocal skills and dynamic presentation helped her to win the talent competition …

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Historic Madam Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis to get $15.3 Million Restoration

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) It was once the headquarters of one of America’s first Black woman millionaires. Today, the Madam Walker Theatre Center, a cherished relic from a bygone era of Indianapolis Black culture, is getting a major makeover. The 90-year-old downtown landmark that housed her empire is still located at the corner of Indiana Avenue and Martin …

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NAACP Joins “Opportunity Starts at Home” Campaign to Increase Affordable Housing across America

MEDIA CONTACT: Malik Russell/ mrussell@naacpnet.org National Groups Partner in Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign WASHINGTON, D.C./NNPANewswirePR/ The NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has joined a coalition of other social justice organizations to push for more affordable housing policies across the country through the “Opportunity Starts at Home” campaign. Recent NLIHC research shows the U.S. has a shortage of 7.2 million rental …

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Preserved by Purpose: A Spoonful of Sugar

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….in a most delightful way” are lyrics from one of my favorite songs from the Mary Poppins movie soundtrack.     Maybe it’s because I have a sweet tooth and believe that EVERYTHING is better with chocolate, but I’ve always thought there was an interesting truth in that phrase.    I’ve just always like the …

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J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE WIN BIG WITH 6 AWARDS AT THE 33RD ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS

LAS VEGAS, NV – J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise are the talk of the gospel music industry as they walked away with six of their nine Stellar Award nominations during this past weekend’s 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas. Hairston and his troop won more awards than any of this year’s nominees.They struck gold in these categories: CD of the Year, Choir of the …

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