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With ‘No More Campaigns to Run,’ Obama Refuses to Back Down

By: George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST                     The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.” That brief exchange tells us what we can expec ...

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Gospel Legend Andrae Crouch Passes at 72

              Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has died, according to reports. Credited as “the father of modern gospel music,” his career spanned over 50 years. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California almost a week after he was hospitalized for a heart attack. In December he was hospitalized for pneumonia and congestive heart failure ...

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Straight from the – “Hart”

                Kevin Hart might be the hardest working man in Hollywood. Just last year, he starred in a trio of feature films: Ride Along, About Last Night and Think like a Man Too, and enjoyed supporting roles in Top Five and School Dance, too. Meanwhile, he has his hit TV show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, for which he won the NAACP Image Award in the Best Actor in ...

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New Mentoring Program in Austin – “COLLEGE MENTORING EXPERIENCE”

Founder and Executive Director, Bernard Lilly sharing a moment with a teen participant of the College Mentoring Experience event.   On Saturday January 3, 2015, The College Mentoring Experience, Inc. (CME) hosted their first Mentor match-up event at By the Hand Club located at 415 N. Laramie Chicago, IL. The College Mentoring Experience, Inc is a new mentoring program that was founded in the Austin area by ...

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Celebrity Deaths 2014

                    Frankie Knuckles March 3, 2014                   Maya Angelou, age 86 May 28, 2014                       Ruby Dee, age 91 June 11, 2014                     Meshach Taylor, age 67 June 28, 20 ...

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Hell and Back: Black Chef Crowned ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Winner

Chef La Tasha McCutchen performed well throughout Season 13 on Fox Network’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” So when she was selected from four chefs to face emotional chef Bryant Gallaher in the final two, she knew she could win. “Honestly, I was hoping the pressure would get to him,” McCutchen said. “I am cool, calm and collected and I was hoping he would shoot himself in the foot.” In the end, McCutchen, who has been ...

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‘Friends’ Desert Bill Cosby when he Needs them Most

  “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional. I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and business. So, let’s deconstruct this media frenzy engulfing the man who was once America’s ...

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Yes, Marching Still Makes a Difference

By: Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict White police officers for killing unarmed African Americans. As always, there are detractors who argue that civil rights ...

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A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

By: George Curry             In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I think just as much if no ...

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Judge Marianne Jackson appointed to 7th Subcircuit

By: Amanda Ward Staff Writer                                                 Judge Jackson served as an associate judge from 1997 until 2014. She ran for election to the Cook County 7th Subcircuit in 2014 but was defeated in the primary. Many of the Judge Jackson supporters (Team Jackson) ...

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