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AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL ARTIST DONNIE MCCLURKIN ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR SINGERS AND DANCERS TO PERFORM AT LIVE TBN CONCERT TAPING IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

(Los Angeles, CA) — When the door of opportunity opens, you must be prepared to walk through.   All aspiring and professional singers and dancers who desire to share the stage with gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin, must submit their performance video before midnight (PST) on Friday, May 25th.  Contestants in groups comprising, three to six members, must upload their videos featuring one of the …

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Readers are Leaders: Buy Your Children More Books

By Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) We are our children’s first teachers, and what we teach them makes a difference. According to research by Betty Hart of the University of Kansas and Todd Risley of the University of Alaska, by age 3, poor children have an accumulated experience with 30 million less words than their wealthier counterparts; a …

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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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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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First Ever Gospel Album Don’t Let The Devil Ride Out On March 23rd via Thirty Tigers

After a dozen roots-rock records, Paul Thorn reclaims his past by celebrating the first music he was ever exposed to. Don’t Let the Devil Ride combines strong influences stemming from Paul’s life experiences and his earliest musical influence: gospel. Thorn spent his youth singing in his father’s Pentecostal church. But his most memorable musical experiences were at an African American branch of …

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