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Congressman Davis Accepting Black Caucus Scholarship Applications Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL-7) is now accepting applications for The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and Foundation for the following scholarships: •    CBC Spouses 2012 Essay Contest •    CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts •    CBC Spouses Visual Arts •    CBC Spouses Education •    ·CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship applicat ...

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Will Gay Marriage Divide Black Electorate?

In this photo released by The White House, President Barack Obama participates in an interview Wednesday May 9 with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America in the Cabinet Room of the White House. — THE WHITE HOUSE, PETE SOUZA Right on the heels of North Carolina becoming the 31st state in the Union to pass a ban on homosexual marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support of matrimony between sa ...

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“The Good Shepard”- Following Good Leaders

John 10: 1-18 Key Verse: “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” – John 10:4 FIRST WORDS… Last week we were blessed to see how Jesus is the sustaining bread of life that every person needs in order to survive.  This week we see Jesus giving us another one of the seven “I Am” statements.  He says, “I Am the Good Shepherd”.  Anyone wh ...

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Volvo Polestar Performance

By Frank S. Washington Phoenix, AZ – We came here to test drive several new Volvos. They had been tweaked a little with more horsepower and torque and some adjustments to the steering and the suspensions. But to me this program was really about Volvo staying in position. For years, Volvo has enjoyed rarified air. It was niche above most mere mortal automotive machines and just beneath the vaunted German lux ...

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Eddie Levert’s New Solo Project A Metamorhosis

By Kimberly Roberts Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune Eddie Levert’s recently released “Eddie Levert: I Still Have It,” is his first solo album in a career that spans more than 50 years.—SUBMITTED PHOTO One of the defining voices of the Golden Age of R&B is the O’Jays’ Eddie Levert and the iconic soul singer recently released “Eddie Levert: I Still Have It,” his first solo album in a car ...

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The ‘Think Like a Man’ Interview: Michael Ealy

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Call & Post Actor Michael Ealy (The Dreamer) After finding his breakout screen role as Ricky Nash in Barbershop and Barbershop 2, Michael rapidly rose through the ranks as one of Hollywood’s emerging young actors Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 3, 1973, Michael Ealy majored in English at the University of Maryland before heading to New York City whe ...

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Are You Socially Conscious consumer?

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen.   Here’s a news flash: consumers prefer doing business with companies that make a positive difference in the world.  Are you surprised to hear this? Are you that kind of a consumer? Hopefully so. Nielsen recently surveyed more than 28,000 online participants from 56 countries including North America, ...

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Horoscopes Week of May 10th – May 16, 2012

ARIES If you are unhappy with your situation this week, you have all the power you need to change it! Don’t procrastinate any longer. You can make the improvement now! Don’t worry about what others are thinking. Just do what is good for you. Lucky Numbers: 12, 33, 55   TAURUS The universe is balanced and our lives will be filled with triumphs and tribulations. Don’t fret when you face turmoil this week ...

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ASK GWEN? “My Son Met A Girl and Married Her Two Weeks Later”

Dear Gwendolyn: My son is not speaking to me. He has completely distant himself. I have worked for the last twenty-five years two jobs to provide for him.  His father left me when he was only two years old. This is the problem:  My son dated and lived with a lady for four years, then last year met a girl and married her two weeks later.  She is not a nice person, but if my son is happy, I’m happy.  My son i ...

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If Obama Loses, What’s Plan B?

By Wilmer J. Leon III NNPA Columnist As the country moves into the full scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African American community.  There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well thought out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration. I’ve written about individuals such as Tom Joyner, ...

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