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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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Bob Marley Movie

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic   When we think of music icons that died tragically and way too early, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and, more recently, Whitney Houston, come to mind. But let’s not forget Bob Marley. He brought reggae music to the world, was a social activist and lived a controversial life that rivals any of the aforementioned. His legacy is on view in this thoroughly revealing documen ...

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YOUth CAN Project V.O.I.C.E Invades WGCI

By: Shaneka Smith   The collaborate efforts of AfterSchool Matters, DMI Youth CanProject V.O.I.C.E. and Studio 5090 provided 30 local teens from Michele Clarke, Christ the King, Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology and other Westside schools the opportunity to visit WGCI Studio through Project V.O.I.C.E program. Program instructors Clarence Clayton and Valencia Lake describe Project V.O.I.C.E as an ...

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Florida International University Fires Isiah Thomas

Basketball Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas was fired on Friday by Florida International University, after his teams went 26-65 in his three seasons as head coach. Thomas told ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz he was stunned by the firing. “This is the most surprising thing that has happened to me in basketball,” Thomas said. “I never been fired before for basketball reasons. This is the first time. “When I ...

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Burger King Pulls Mary J. Blige Ad

Special to the NNPA Burger King pulled a commercial starring R&B singer Mary J. Blige following controversy over her appearance and the context of the food advertised. The fast-food chain said it discontinued the commercial April 3 due to music licensing concerns, not because of the widespread criticism it received from African-Americans, according to the Associated Press. The ad was released the week o ...

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Let It Go, Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven

T. D. Jakes explores what he calls “the art of forgiveness,” in which he goes beyond the typical meaning of the word. Rather,he takes if apart, examines every facet of what it means to forgive and to be forgiven, offers examples as to what may have caused the crisis, and provides solutions on how to work through betrayal and  accept true forgiveness. So why an entire book on the topic of forgiveness? Becaus ...

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ASK GWEN “I’m quitting my job because I was passed over for Promotion”

By Gwendolyn L. Baines - NNPA Columnist Dear Gwendolyn: I have been working for a company for 22 years.  For the past 15 years, I have been promised a promotion.  Two months ago they promoted a lady who has only been working there for one year.  The position is executive vice president and should have been given to me.  I am most hurt about it.  The lady came with a Ph.D degree.  But since I have been doing ...

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Making A Visit To The Doctor Without Leaving Home

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sometimes you can’t make it to the doctor. You don’t have a way to get there, you’re bedridden, or you may have simply forgotten. Cueing up a Skype session with your physician might be the most efficacious solution to getting immediate care, avoiding a missed appointment (and $40 co-pay), and to skipping the marathon waiting room sessions and  fl ...

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