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ASK GWEN “I’m trying to get a law degree. Husband won’t help!

Dear Gwendolyn: I am one year away from receiving my law degree, but my husband won’t help.  I was in my first year of law school when we met.  Six months after we met I got pregnant.  Getting through the second and third year of school was extremely difficult, but I made it. Three months ago at a party, given by my husband’s co-worker, someone asked my husband were we getting a divorce once I am awarded my ...

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Supreme Court Hands Obama a Huge Health Care Victory

By George E. Curry Editor-in-Chief NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. providing a surprise supporting vote, the United States Supreme Court gave President Barack Obama a major victory Thursday by upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act. In the most watched Supreme Court case since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the justices upheld the ...

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Chicago is The Ultimate “Too City”

By Marshall Hatch, Senior Pastor New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church [caption id="attachment_1395" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Left to Right Kenneth Ayers, Ke'nya Ayer And Jacorey Allen"][/caption] Chicago is fast reclaiming the title of America ’s capital of murder and mayhem.  In the last three weekends, the city had over one-hundred shootings and eighteen murders. Chicago has becom ...

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Bradley Shocks Boxing World With Controversial Decision Win Over Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, right, and Timothy Bradley during their WBO world welterweight title fight Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo) Boxing fans around the world were shocked as African-American pro boxer Timothy Bradley defeated Pilipino superstar Manny Pacquiao June 9 for the WBO Welterweight title by way of a split decision from the judges. Analysts and fight fans were surprised that the 28-year-o ...

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Guards Play Key to NBA Finals – Who Will Win

by Stephen D. Riley Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook. The 2012 NBA Finals are set to be a superstar-packed sensation, even without mentioning James Harden, Chris Bosh, Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka. The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are on a collision course to what could be the most exciting championship series i ...

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Making A Fresh Start- Celebrating Jubilee

Key Verse: “And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.” -Leviticus 25:10 FIRST WORDS… As we have made our way to the Torah, this week we find ourselves studying the book of Leviticus where we find this les ...

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‘The Church”, Community and Economic Impact

By Carlee McCullough Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender For many years, African-American churches have been the catalysts of change in society. Churches have pushed the envelope as it relates to spiritual and social issues. Given their collective money, political power and expertise, churches continue to be in a unique position to impact the community from an economic perspective. The challenge ...

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Celebrating Black Music

Spirit has many ways of expressing itself. One of those channels of expression occurs through music; the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic voice of our soul, reflecting years of feelings and experiences. From early times it has been known as a healing force. We used it to record family histories and communicate between communities. Work songs were used to lessen the harsh conditions of a prison chain gang. Chants ...

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Blogging While Brown

by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune Philadelphia was the site of this weekend’s fifth annual “Blogging While Brown” conference at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City. Since its launch in 2008, “Blogging While Brown” has grown to become the premier blogging conference dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of color. Gathering together some ...

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Florida is Again the Laughing Stock of America

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When it comes to national elections, no state makes a bigger fool of itself than Florida. The Sunshine state was at the center of an 1876 controversy over the presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel L. Tilden. By throwing out many votes cast by Blacks, Florida was able to give Hayes a one-vote margin in the Electoral College although ...

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