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Shattering the NCAA Exploitive Business Model

By Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist The recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision granting Northwestern University football players the right to unionize, if upheld, will shatter the NCAA’s business model. When you add to the mix the frontal attack launched a few days before by noted antitrust lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, accusing the NCAA of colluding to deprive athletes of the ability to earn mor ...

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Whitewashing Republican Support of Civil Rights

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist One of the best kept secrets over the past 50 years is that, proportionately, Republicans in Congress supported passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act by a much wider margin than Democrats. As CNN.com reported, “The Guardian’s Harry J. Enten broke down the vote, showing that more than 80% of Republicans in both houses voted in favor of the bill, compared with more th ...

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Women Get Unequal Pay for Equal Work

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.  Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until last Friday [April 11, 2014] to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay is so important that President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 50 year ...

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Positive Self Talk

by Valecia Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Let’s use the photo part of our brain and picture that you are doing your weekly weigh-in and you just know in your mind that you’ve lost a pound or two. Everything that you’ve eaten is on point with your new healthy eating habits. You have been more consistent with your exercise than you usually are, doing your “new you”. You inhale with a ...

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Deportations for Minor Crimes: the Obama Administration’s ‘Shame’

by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News “A crying shame and a painful truth” Those words helped to sum up the reaction of immigration advocates, civil libertarians, elected officials, foreign consular representatives and immigrants to a mind-numbing appraisal of the Obama administration’s immigration policy which has resulted in almost two million people being deported in five years to ...

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Black Families Becoming More Aware of Autism

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Camille Proctor watched her one year-old son, she knew something wasn’t right. He played with others and enjoyed affection, but he never spoke. He also walked on his toes. His pediatrician assured Proctor that was son was probably just developmentally delayed. At 15 months old, she learned that wasn’t the case – he was officially diagnosed ...

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The State of Black America

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Chaka Khan sang, “Tell me somethin’ good.”  The 2014 National Urban League (NUL) report, State of Black America, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” contains a lot of great information, but it will only prove to be “good” if we use it to build a solid and long lasting economic base.  The 236-page report is full of statistics and insights Black people need to kn ...

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Lupita Nyong’o is the New Face for Lancome

By Walter Greene Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who rose to fame after winning the Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in the award winning “12 Years a Slave” has also risen to the top of the fashion ladder, as she has in the world of film. The much sought after actress was just named the new Face of Lancome Cosmetics, joining a select gro ...

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The 21st Annual Garfield Park Basketball Program

League Coach and Keynote Speaker Shawn Harrington, 38, an assistant boys basketball coach at Marshall Metro High School, told about his recent encounter with a crazed gunman that left him paralyzed while shielding his daughter. The 21st Annual Garfield Park Basketball Program will serve approximately 200 young people between the ages of 13-18 All leagues are free. The program provides youth and teenagers th ...

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Obama Keeps Promise to Use ‘Power of the Pen’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist During his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to use the power of his pen to achieve the policy objectives that Congress continues to block. After advocating fairness and being rebuffed by Congress, the president chose to use the power of his pen to require federal contractors to pay workers at least $10.10 per hour, or $21.800 per year. That puts a sing ...

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