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Howard University Students Rebuild, Mentor in Puerto Rico for Alternative Spring Break

By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent) ARECIBO, Puerto Rico—When Howard University student Jasmine Stevens fled New Orleans in 2005 to avoid Hurricane Katrina, she left with just enough clothes for two days. The Category 3 storm would cover her family’s neighborhood in eight-feet of water, destroy their belongings and force them to abandon their home and flee to Port …

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New EPI Study Shows No Progress for Blacks in Homeownership, Unemployment and Incarceration in 50 Years

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Late last year, “The Washington Post” wrote that African Americans were the only group that showed no economic improvement since 2000. They based their conclusions on Census data. This year, there was even more sobering news in a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The new study issued found “no progress” for …

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Award-winning Gospel Artist Lindsay Slaton Triumphs Over Adversity with New Track, “Joy”

(Washington, DC) – February 28, 2018 – Lindsay Slaton made her debut in the Gospel music scene in August 2013. Since the release of her first CD, Close To You, fans have been enjoying songs like “Call On Jesus”, “I Still Believe” and her 2017 release, “Paid It All”. Now the DMV Christian Music Award Winner for Female Contemporary Gospel …

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Ian Walters and Matt Schlapp Should Be Fired Over Steele Comments at CPAC

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I stopped attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), because it reminded me of “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons”; Blacks were noticeably missing from both cartoons. There were no Blacks in the past (The Flintstones) and there were no Blacks in the future (The Jetsons). CPAC is the largest annual gathering of mostly White, …

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Bill Cosby’s Daughter Ensa Dies at 44

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Just one week before hearings in his criminal retrial are set to begin, comedian Bill Cosby is mourning the loss of his daughter, Ensa Cosby. Ensa Cosby, 44, died on Friday, February 23 in Massachusetts, though Bill Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt confirmed the death to The Washington Informer on Monday. “The Cosby …

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Black Panther Smashes Box Office Records

With $218 Million Haul, ‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Record The Disney-Marvel movie “Black Panther,” which finds the superheroic T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning to his remote African kingdom to assume the throne, roared into theaters over the weekend as a full-blown cultural event, breaking box office records and shattering a myth about the overseas viability of movies rooted in black …

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Fans in Africa React to Black Panther

JOHANNESBURG — Fans in Africa are lauding “Black Panther” for its positive portrayal of the continent, particularly after the unfortunate remarks about Africa by President Donald Trump. African moviegoers said they’re proud of the way “Black Panther” shows off their heritage. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used …

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Toveet Radcliff was the First African-American Woman to Die in the Israeli Military

Toveet Radcliff was the first African-American woman to die in the Israeli Military. Her death was ruled a suicide…. but her family isn’t buying it. In America, we’ve become painfully used to the idea that to the police, the Jeff Sessions-led justice Department and, in many cases, the military, black lives don’t matter. Donald Trump’s handling of the death of …

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The Unity Fest 2018… Dallas’ Historic Fair Park

                       The UNITY FEST 2018 @  DALLAS’ HISTORIC FAIR PARK Looking for something fun and innovative to do this weekend?  The Unity Fest and all of it’s wonderful festivities is definitely an event you don’t want to miss.  DFW’s own Jiles King has organized an event that will be talked about for weeks to come and looked forward to for …

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NASA pulled this astronaut from a space station crew. Her brother blames racism.

By Sarah Kaplan  NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to become the first black crew member to live on board the International Space Station, was unexpectedly pulled from her June flight. In a brief news release Thursday, NASA announced that Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a fellow member of Epps’s astronaut class who was scheduled to launch later in the year, would be bumped up …

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