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Professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Launches “Conversation Peace”

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson  kicks-off “Conversation Peace,” his first-ever tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Dr. Dyson, the noted academic, author, lecturer, minister and radio host, on Tuesday spoke at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, followed by Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach and Wayne County Community College District-Northwest Campus in Detroit as the …

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Don’t Mess with Max: Mnuchin Madness

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Who does Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin think he is? Simmering in his putrid privilege, he seemed to think that he was in charge of the House Financial Services Committee. He was rude and rogue when he snapped back at Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the committee chair, because she checked him on his nonsense. The hapless …

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‘Poverty Scholarship,’ THE book to read if you care about poverty

By Cecilia Cissell Lucas As a professor with UC Berkeley’s Global Poverty and Practice Program, this is the book I have been waiting for, and that I want all of my students to read. I am so grateful for the effort that has gone into the writing and publishing of this essential book. In programs like the one in which …

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JOSHUA HOLMES: TEXAS ‘PROPHET’ CAUGHT IN SEX TAPE SCANDAL WITH MULTIPLE WOMEN

By NY Magee A popular Texas-based internet preacher, dubbed by many of his female followers as “Jesus in the flesh,” has been caught up in a sex tape scandal with two women who are not his wife. According to the Christian Post, media personality Larry Reid, first reported on his show last Wednesday that he was sent the explicit recordings of “prophet” Joshua Holmes. The recordings …

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas over Voter Citizenship Question

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Civil rights organizations are suing Texas officials about alleged plans to purge thousands of naturalized citizens from its voter rolls, a move that intentionally targets minority voters, according to their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the national ACLU, the Texas Civil Rights Project, Demos, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights …

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Preserved by Purpose: Tales from the Pole

“It’s what you used to slide down!” blurted out the 25-year-old brother to his 5 months pregnant 23-year-old sister.   For a few seconds, everyone at the table was too shocked to do anything but look down at the Taboo game pieces.   The awkward silence that followed was broken when the young lady quickly grabbed her purse and car keys and …

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No More New Year’s — New You

Morgan A. Owens, NNPA Newswire Contributor Let’s be really honest, how often do we neglect our New Year’s resolutions after January? Many times, we set resolutions but don’t know where to start. We get stuck and revert to old habits that aren’t helping us bloom into the best we can be. Morgan A. Owens Often, we are our own worst …

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Preserved – Christians, Stop Supporting Immorality

It’s been less than a week since one of the most divisive Supreme Court nomination fights ended with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court.   Many Christians and white evangelicals gleefully celebrated the shifting of the Supreme Court to an ultraconservative majority that could eventually overturn the Roe V Wade decision that legalized abortion.   They claimed that …

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Preserved by Purpose: Living the Diamond Life

This past weekend, Serena Williams, considered by many to be the best tennis player in the world, suffered a stunning defeat at the US Open.     What made the loss to the phenomenal Naomi Osaka all the more hurtful to many was the fact Williams was disrespected by the chair umpire and fined $17,000.  After the match, Williams did something that …

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Preserved – A Purpose 27 Years in the Making

27 years ago, I had what I thought was the perfect job when I worked for an African American bookstore in San Antonio.   Not only did I get to satisfy my love of reading but I also got to satisfy my love of all things African American.   We sold books but we also sold art, clothes, and jewelry and I …

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