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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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“Nourishment For Life -The Bread Of Life”

FIRST WORDS... Last weeks lesson showed forth the miraculous work of Jesus through some spittle, clay and a blind man’s obedience.  This week we hear the words that He speaks.  This lesson includes one of the seven “I Am” statements that give us a glimpse of who Jesus really is. LOOKING FOR JESUS (v. 22-25) This lesson opens with the crowd that Jesus fed with the two fish and five loaves of bread.  These pe ...

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Two Great Legendary Journalists Die Just Days Apart

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Special to the NNPA from The Westchester County Press Two giants of journalism died recently, days apart, leaving a deep void in the coverage of significant stories that speak to the history of a people and the corruption of the system. Gil Noble was the producer/host of the iconic, long-running, award-winning public affairs program “Like It Is,” which aired on the ABC affiliate, WABC- ...

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Tyler Perry Studios Burns In Four Alarm Fire

Firefighters were called to battle a four-alarm fire at the Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Nearly 100 firefighters came to the scene, according to officials. There is no word on what caused the fire, and no reported injuries. The studios are over 200,000 square feet in size, containing five sound stages, a post production facility, a back lot, a 400-seat theater and much more. President Ba ...

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Horoscopes For Week of May 3 – May 9, 2012

ARIES Love, joy and hope fill the air around you this week. Three of the greatest intangible assets that one can experience will be given to you in abundance this week. Use them to overcome the bad vibes being given out by a co-worker this week. Lucky Numbers: 1, 23, 42 TAURUS Live this week especially in a celebratory mode and count your blessings for you are wealthy in ways that are above materialistic le ...

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EEOC Issues Job Guidelines that Limit Backgroung Checks

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated recommendations that urge employers not to misuse criminal background checks in filling job openings. By a vote of 4-1 last week, the commissioners noted that African-Americans and Latinos may find it more difficult to find employment because of the widespread use of background ch ...

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