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Happy Daze Are Here Agaain! Dwight Howard Emerges As New Face of Lakers

by Kenneth Miller LA Watts Times Correspondent From Watts to South Central, Inglewood, to Hawthorne and beyond, Lakers fans are rejoicing in the acquisition of superstar big man Dwight Howard joining the storied local basketball franchise. It is one of those moments that sort of transcends your normal sports story. Not as important as the Martin Luther King assassination or the presidential election of Bara ...

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60 Pastors Adopt Strategy to Reduce City Violence

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, The Leaders Network, a clergy-based disaster relief and social justice advocacy organization, held an emergency coalition meeting with 60 ministers and pastors from different communities and cultures to strategize how the faith  community can respond to the escalating violence in Chicago neighborhoods. The meeting was held at the Greater St. John Bible Church located on 1256 N. Wa ...

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Samuel Administers Justice-Rescued

Key Verse: “And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” (1 Samuel 7:3)   FIRST WORDS… This week’s lesson comes on the heels of our Independence Day celebration, ...

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Horoscopes June 28 – July 4, 2012

ARIES Here’s a chance to get to the bottom of an issue that’s been bothering you for quite some time. This week you’ll feel objective enough to focus on the situation, and not the person who may unwittingly have caused the situation. TAURUS Information flows smoothly to and from you this week. You are in your element as communications come and go. You’ll learn much as you listen and observe others. Be easy ...

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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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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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