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Should Celebrities be Held Accountable?

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from the Final Call WASHINGTON – Star power, social responsibility and controversy surfaced again over a partnership between hip hop entrepreneur Jay Z a/k/a Shawn Carter and a high-end store accused of racially profiling customers and rapper-businessman Kanye West’s appropriation of the Confederate Stars and Bars flag for a clothing line. Jay Z issued a statement No ...

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About That Car: ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith By Frank S. Washington PHOENIX – No cars, no dealers, no factory, no nothing; it is a convoluted story but that’s what BMW started with when it acquired the full rights to Rolls-Royce in 1998. The first car on BMW’s watch didn’t roll off the newly built assembly line at Goodwood, England, until 2003. But since the introduction of the Roll-Royce Phantom, the company added five more mo ...

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Atlanta Christian Rapper LeCrae Claims No. 1 Spot on iTunes With ‘Church Clothes Vol. 2′

by Dion Rabouin Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Daily World If the iTunes charts are to be believed, Atlanta-based holy hip hop MC LeCrae’s “Church Clothes Vol. 2” mixtape is the best selling digital album in the US. The sequel to 2012’s “Church Clothes” was released this week and is available for free on download sites like Datpiff.com. But supporters of LeCrae’s mission and music are snapping up the ...

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Racism Costs the U.S. Billions Every Year

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities, would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Altarum Institute. The study titled, “The Business Case for Racial Equity” looks at the legac ...

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Student Success Hinges on Parental Involvement

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “Every parent wants their child to achieve, thrive and succeed. Too often though, negative perceptions of children of color and their parents can influence the ability of parents and children to get the supports they need.” - Chanelle P. Hardy, Executive Director, National Urban League Washington Bureau In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and ...

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Letter to editor: Apostle John T. Abercrombie Defends His Work As A Pastor, Businessman And Advocate For The West Side

Letter to editor: In response to the incendiary and blatantly misleading front-page story in the Oct. 20 Chicago Tribune, I feel compelled to explicate my answers and provide the other side to this very one-sided article. As one who grew up in the Austin community, I have always been alarmed about the economic conditions and plight of the residents. As a pastor for over 23 years, I am deeply motivated to mi ...

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Black Nativity

Forest Whitaker, playing a no-nonsense reverend, is joined by Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and other leading stars in a modern adaptation of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ classic Off-Broadway production. Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the holiday musical drama follows a Baltimore teen named Langston (Jacob Latimore) sent by his single mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson) to N ...

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Jesus My Strengh, My Hope On Thee I Cast My Cares…

  By: Apostle/Prophet Emanuel Dada. David and Goliath (the giant).  The little shepherd boy defeated the proud giant.  Oh! If God be for us who can be against us; when God is sought there is no mountain we cannot climb, no river (no matter how deep) we cannot cross.  Certainly no high wall blockade (wall of Jericho) can stop us; for we trust in the great living Jehovah God to pull us through. Greetings my d ...

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A Free Fun Fall Festival Hosted By Harmony Health Plan

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer To kick off the weekend before Halloween, Harmony Health Plan held their free Fall Fun Festival Saturday, Oct. 26 at LaFollette Park Auditorium, 1333 N. Laramie.  The festival was open to the community and not only had fun activities for children but also provided information of programs and benefits offered by Harmony. The auditorium was heated to a comfortable temperatu ...

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