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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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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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Diddy’s Son Defends Acceptence of UCLA Football Scholarship

Justin Combs, son of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, took to Twitter this week to defend his full scholarship to UCLA, which the school confirmed this week. Many in cyberspace are questioning whether the multimillionaire’s son should have accepted the $54,000 football scholarship, given the school’s economic troubles. But the 18-year-old said he earned the scholarship. “Regardless what the circumstances a ...

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Living As God’s Just People –Acting With Compassion

FIRST WORDS… This week’s lesson comes on the heels of us being taught to be just and practice justice as God’s people.  We are to practice the principles that have been laid before us in order to bring glory to God.  This week our lesson challenges us to be selfless and have compassion on one another as God would have us to. TREATING OTHERS RIGHT (v. 9-16) The first outline of this lesson teaches us how to ...

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Street Culture vs. Churches Power

By Bankole Thompson Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle The Rev. Marvin Winans’ remark, “I refuse to be afraid of us,” in the wake of the robbery attack on him by four young Black men at a neighborhood gas station on Linwood and Davison, carries a moral truth. is a statement deeply rooted in the belief that we cannot throw our children away or become prisoners in our own communities, afraid to g ...

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“DANCE” Therapy for the Soul

Women in Dance Therapy brought together women from all ages (20 to 88 years of age) Every 7 seconds an act of Domestic Violence occurs, every 2 minutes and act of sexual assault occurs. 1 in 4 teens are or will be victims of Domestic Violence. 7 of 10 adult women are or will be a victim of Domestic Violence. The City of Chicago Police Department along receives over 200,000 calls for service daily, 604 of th ...

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