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Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul’, will be buried August 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who died last week, will lie in repose August 28th and 29th at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. The public will be able to view her body in an open casket each of those days from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A private funeral for family and friends will be held 10:00 …

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Ohio Pastor Darrell Scott Calls Trump “Most Pro-Black President…in Our Lifetime”

By Lauren Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) President Donald Trump recently met with a group of Black and Latino pastors about prison reform issues. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been meeting with journalists in off-the-record briefings on the issue of prison reform and is working with Congress to build support for the “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act” (FIRST …

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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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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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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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Popular Gospel Singer & Musician Kenny Vines Re-enters Gospel Music Industry With A New Single, “Hallelujah”

 It’s been said, “once a singer, always a singer”. That expression could easily fit Kenny Vines. Years ago in the Washington, DC area, he was one of the most popular Gospel vocalists in the area. After a multi-year hiatus, Vines returns to the Gospel music industry showcasing two blessed tracks for those in DC and beyond. A singer, songwriter and …

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95% GRADUATION RATE FOR BLACK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS? DR. PAUL MILLER HAS THE RECIPE

By Ivan Thomas Green Tech High Charter School in Albany, NY just celebrated the graduation of its senior class last weekend, continuing to silence critics of charter schools and those who deem it a waste of time to invest in urban, at-risk black boys.in Albany, NY just celebrated the graduation of its senior class last weekend, continuing to silence critics of …

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