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Evangelical group calls Trump admin’s new immigration rule ‘counter-effective,’ ‘short-sighted’

An evangelical humanitarian organization says the Trump administration’s newly announced public charge rule “short-sighted” and “counter-effective.” On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli announced that a new public charge rule would be implemented to prevent legal immigrants from getting green cards if they rely on food stamps, Medicaid, or other taxpayer-funded services. It is scheduled to …

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Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices to Protect Small-Business Owners

By Rep. Edolphus Towns In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved communities was a top priority. That’s why, after I retired from public service, I joined the Board of World Business Lenders, an alternative business lender that provides desperately needed financing for businesses who want to grow …

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BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL TOUR

Prolific, singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson announced his JUST B(E) Tour today following an exclusive announcement on Instagram. JUST B(E) will kick off on Friday, August 23 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage with dates across the country including Charleston, Charlotte, New Orleans, St . Louis, Orlando, Philadelphia and others. This is Wilson’s first North American tour, and will play such venues as Knitting Factory in …

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JULY’S STRONG BLACK LEADS ON NETFLIX

*Kick off your Independence Days with Netflix!Here’s what’s new, Black and on Netflix this month: July 1st – 1996s “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” starring, directed and co-written by Martin Lawrence. The cast includes also Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown and Della Reese. July 4th – “Stranger Things 3.“ It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: THE 28TH NAACP THEATRE AWARDS CONTINUES TO HONOR ARTISTIC CREATIVITY

By Eunice Moseley Loni Love (“The Real”) hosted the 28th NAACP Theatre Awards, held recently at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where artistic creativity was honored with a red carpeted event. Aside from awarding actors, actresses, directors, costumes designers, choreographers, producers, lighting technicians, stage designers, sound engineers and playwrights of the theatrical arena the NAACP Theatre Awards gave special honors to Academy …

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Bishop T.D. Jakes offers Steve Harvey hope on final episode of his talk show

By Defender News Service It’s a wrap, folks. The last episode of Steve Harvey‘s talk show “Steve” aired Wednesday, after it was announced in January that his time slot would be given to Kelly Clarkson‘s “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Bishop T. D. Jakes was a guest on the show, and what he said seemed to touch the 62-year-old so much, he shared it on Instagram. In …

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NNPA Observes Black Music Month, National Homeownership and Juneteenth

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In June, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joins with millions of other Americans in celebration of Black Music Month and National Homeownership Month. As the trade association representing more than 200 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the nation, the NNPA also observes Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny Glover to testify in Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations

N’dea Yancey-Bragg, USA TODAY Published 9:18 p.m. ET June 18, 2019 It may not be a national holiday, but Juneteeth marks a major milestone for America USA TODAY CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE A House subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss reparations for slavery on Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The House Judiciary Subcommittee …

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Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor NNPA NEWSWIRE — “When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were convicted of assault, rape, and attempted murder. Their sentences were vacated in 2002 and the City of New York paid them millions …

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Mother Emanuel AME Church Announces Emanuel Nine 4th Anniversary Events

By The Charleston Chronicle In advance of the four-year anniversary of the Emanuel Nine tragedy, Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church announced plans and events scheduled to observe the fourth commemoration of June 17, 2015. Denise Quarles, daughter of Myra Quarles Singleton Thompson and Blondelle Coakley Gadsden, sister of Myra Thompson, along with Polly Sheppard, one of the survivors of the tragedy, led …

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