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Giddings receives AFRIMMA’s Leadership Award

By Earnestine Cole, ITWPA Reporter, Special to Texas Metro News NNPA NEWSWIRE- Helen Giddings, a former 26-year member of the Texas House of Representatives, received a Transformational Leadership Award, at the 6th Annual AFRIMMA Music Awards, held at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. Her recognition at AFRIMMA, an all Africa Music Awards, was a culmination of her many years …

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DR. MISSY JOHNSON INSPIRED TO LAUNCH ‘FEARLESS WOMEN ROCK MOVEMENT’ AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

After three near-death experiences and a three percent chance of living, Dr. Missy Johnson faced another fight. She was diagnosed with Stage 3C Breast Cancer going into stage four while on her lunch break. After losing several members of breast cancer, Dr. Missy decided that she needed to become a fearless warrior for women. Dr. Missy is a fearless, courageous, and resilient …

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PLATINUM SELLING NAJEE RELEASES ‘CENTER OF THE HEART’ CD NOV. 15

By Eunice Moseley “Things developed,” said multi-platinum selling saxophonist Najee about his new Shanachie Entertainment album release, “Center of the Heart,” due out November 15, 2019. “We did a cover song, ‘Alfie,’ one of my favorites and I was like, this is not going to be a Smooth Jazz album, but my personal favorites.” Aside from the Bacharach/David classic “Alfie,” Najee also covers …

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GOSPEL SINGER FRED HAMMOND ON BEING CRITICIZED FOR COLLABORATING WITH KANYE WEST

By NY Magee   When Gospel artist Fred Hammond was tapped by Kayne West to feature on his “Jesus is King” album, the singer knew he would face the same harsh criticism that was hurled his way when he worked with Snoop Dogg on “Call Him.” “I lost a couple best friends — a husband and wife team walked away from me, called …

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Black News Channel Now to Launch to a Larger Viewing Audience

Tallahassee, Florida—November 6, 2019–Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more than triple its viewing audience. Network executives credit advancements in new technologies and the advent of new distribution platforms as the catalysts for rethinking their launch strategy. “The launch …

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The Journal

Years ago, someone gave me a journal because they knew I loved to write. I love journals, but this journal was different. On the cover it stated the following: Always remember you are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think and twice as Beautiful as you ever imagined. This journal forced me to read these …

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Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends from 1991 to …

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Kevin Hart finally makes statement regarding devastating car crash

By Terry Shropshire Superstar comedic actor Kevin Hart has finally broken his silence about the horrific car crash in suburban Los Angeles that nearly claimed his life. The 40-year-old father of three was in the passenger seat of his classic 1970 Plymouth muscle car – without proper safety restraints – when it careened off an embankment in Malibu, California. Hart …

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Importance of Educators of Color for Black & Brown Students

By Ron Rice, Senior Director, Government Relations at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools I have been a Black student, education policymaker, and now an advocate for providing the best educational opportunities for all our children. One reality that I’ve had to face and embrace through each of these stages in my life and career is that the prevalence …

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JOHN P. KEE DEBUTS AT #1 W/ NEW ALBUM I MADE IT OUT

Entertainment One celebrates the release of GRAMMY-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee’s latest full-length release, I Made It Out. Kee’s new album I Made It Out debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums Chart. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career …

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