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Pioneer Maryland attorney was civil rights advocate and NAACP youth leader. BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE When Juanita Jackson Mitchell died in 1992 at the age of 79, she was praised as one of Maryland’s heroines and as the matriarch of a family whose name became synonymous with civil righ…

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Robert Whiting submits that one of the reasons we are having difficulty coming together as a people and moving in unison – despite our differences in religion and politics – is attributed to not having a common foundation. “We are not all singing from the same sheet of music,” he said. “No o…

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BY MATT BAKER TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS ST. PETERSBURG – Josef Newgarden figured he had the car to win the pole Saturday, March 9; he just failed to get the job done. Newgarden made up for it Sunday when he dominated the field to win IndyCar’s season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Five-time…

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Let me say up front that I am a Democrat. I am a Black woman, and there is no other existing party in which I would rather be. Black women are the soul of the Democratic Party. We can be depended upon when most others go south in elections. But I have to ask, “What […]

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The award-winning “Maestra,” a documentary that took eight years to make, featured a national campaign of bridging a divide over literacy. Fifty-eight years ago, Cuba made the attempt of mending its educational fences to become fully literate. A recent screening of “Maestra,” based on a nati…

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BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Nana-Ama Brookman, a senior at Virginia Union, said she wouldn’t be on the cusp of graduating with honors and with a degree in mass communications and criminal justice, if it weren’t for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). When she started college, Brookman …

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PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The second and final weekend of Bike Week is unofficially known as “Black Bike Week’’ in Daytona Beach. The peak time for bikers to invade the area is slated for Friday and Saturday nights. Mary McLeod …

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Michael Cohen gave us several smoking guns in his congressional testimony last week. He came to the hearing confessing his sins, asking for forgiveness and armed with provable facts. He showed a copy of the check that Donald Trump reimbursed him for paying women to keep quiet about No. 45’s …

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The latest Academy Awards ceremony marked a paradigm shift for an industry that has struggled with diversity. Of the four acting awards, three were won by people of color: Mahershala Ali, Regina King and Rami Malek; Ruth Carter of “Black Panther”  was the first African-American to win an Osc…

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What does the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) do? It takes U.S House Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable. “It’s not only what we make happen, but what we stop from happening,” Clyburn told a standing-room-only crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black Hist…

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BY JAMES P. HILLFLORIDA COURIER HBCU football legends Doug Williams and James “Shack” Harris co-founded the Black College Football Hall of Fame to honor phenomenal student-athletes. They were among the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) football stars at the 10th annual Blac…

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BY FIZA PIRANI ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS Why do women tend to stay “mentally sharp” in their later years? According to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, it may be that women’s brains shrink slower with age compared to men’s brains. Three years younger The un…

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BY KYLE NAZARIO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS A new study published in Psychosomatic Medicine found that a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms associated with depression. The study, conducted at the University of Manchester, analyzed health data from almost 46,000 people. The analysis wa…

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As a Black student in overwhelmingly White schools in Louisiana, I faced my share of racial insults and slights. In one of the more memorable incidents, the offenders probably didn’t even think of me. But when a group of my classmates contemptuously affected exaggerated accents mocking Black…

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Karolyne Ashley gets inspiration from Bahamian and southern roots BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE For clothing designer and entrepreneur Karolyne Ashley, it all begins and ends with love. The Drexel University graduate, who has been featured in Fashion Week events in New York, the Bahamas an…

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BY JEFF MILLER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS ATLANTA – The dynasty was doomed — for like the 10th time — as recently as seven weeks ago. New England had just lost consecutive games to fall to 9-5. At that point, it appeared the Patriots would be required to play on wild-card weekend, a foreboding ta…

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‘Our Hearts’ is a national effort to motivate Americans to adopt heart-healthy behaviors. FAMILY FEATURES Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in four people die from it each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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President Trump apparently has decided that intervention in Venezuela’s agonies can help repair an image scarred by the government shutdown debacle. In recent days, he recognized an obscure, right-wing opposition leader when he declared himself acting president. Trump has blustered that “I a…

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It’s the first of the month. You’re working a part-time job, raising four kids on your own, and all of a sudden you get a notice on your front door that you have three days to vacate the premises. Just that quick, you and your family can go from living paycheck to paycheck to truly […]

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Sacrifices, legacy and contributions of African Americans played important roles in “Our Florida Mosaic,” a Youth Black History Reality Show – now in its 16th year – was staged on Jan. 27 at the African American Cultural Society (AACS). The free, public celebration – partially funded by the …

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DAYTONA TIMES / 40TH ANNIVERSARY Fourteen years ago in 2005, the Daytona Times reported on Bethune-Cookman College’s Marching Wildcats making an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show, and Daytona Beach city commissioners being legally required to pay their own way to races at Daytona Int…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Howard Thurman is one of Daytona Beach’s renowned sons. The renowned scholar, theologian and educator who grew up in the city. Thurman’s story will receive national and global attention this month due to a PBS documentary that depicts his life and legacy. …

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Azalea Health provides affordable options for residents in Volusia, Flagler Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on alternate health care choices for area residents. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Even before she was elected as Daytona Beach Zone 3’s representative on the City …

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BY NAJJA PARKER ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS Want to live to 90 years old? A new report reveals how you can. Researchers from health institutions in The Netherlands recently conducted a study, published in the BMJ medical journal, to determine the link between body size and the likelihoo…

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BY NICOLE TIGGEMANN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number (SSN) or bank account information to unknown indi…

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A new report says they should BY LUCAS DAPRILE THE STATE Should prisoners have access to federal resources that help low-income students afford college? A new study says they should, and doing so would save states money, make prisons safer and help keep ex-cons on the right track when they g…

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Some 15 or 20 years ago, there were very few people who could have imagined that the U.S. would again lead the world in the production of natural gas and oil. And even fewer who would have thought that we could reduce carbon emissions faster than any other nation. Today, we are doing both. The […]

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How long will we have to endure Donald Trump’s harmful shenanigans? For the entire time he’s been in the people’s house with free rent, we’ve had to listen to his disgusting rallies, thousands of lies, immature behavior, offensive language, and another long list of perverse behavior totally …

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Since the striking victories of Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018, President Donald Trump has been flailing more and more wildly. He set a new record for the length of the government shutdown, watched his defense secretary resign after suddenly announcing the withdrawal of troops from…

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NNPA NEWS WIRE The NAACP and its allies won a major court ruling on Wednesday that allows them to proceed with a federal lawsuit challenging the government’s inadequate preparations for the 2020 Census. “The census must be conducted in a way that will not thwart the goal of equal representat…

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President Donald Trump believes he can slander the Democratic leaders that he must negotiate with and demand capitulation in return for simply allowing the government to run. When the Democratic-led House recently passed legislation that was approved by the Republican Senate in December to f…

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LUNAFEST, a fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, will be hosted by Girls on the Run of Volusia County at the Athens Theatre in DeLand on Feb. 5. This 18th annual Women’s Film Festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through eigh…

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Where many of us would be today if our ancestors like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Medgar Evers, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, and other warriors for justice took the position that they were not going to risk their lives for the good of our community so l…

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Young VP and attorney for Western Air Limited in the Bahamas grew up in Fort Lauderdale BY STACY M. BROWNNNPA NEWSWIRE Although she acknowledges setting “big goals,” Sherrexcia “Rexy” Rolle said the magic really happens in the small steps it takes to reach those ambitions. “That’s where the …

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BLACKNEWS.COM North Carolina-based entrepreneur Latoya Nicole has launched the coloring book series “Entrepreneurs Color Too” to give Black women a new method to relieve stress on the go. Her newest book, “80’s Ladies,’’ features fashion trends from the 1980s and 1990s, while her first book,…

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BY ERICK JOHNSON CHICAGO CRUSADER/NNPA It was once the headquarters of one of America’s first Black woman millionaires. Today, the Madam Walker Theatre Center, a cherished relic from a bygone era of Indianapolis Black culture, is getting a major makeover. The 90-year-old downtown landmark th…

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BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWSWIRE As the debate continues over the future of energy in the U.S. and around the world, industry insiders say that now is the time for African-American consumers and businesses to step up and help shape America’s energy policy. The country’s demographics are changi…

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BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A statue of civil-rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune is halfway to its supporters’ goal of replacing the likeness of a Confederate general as a representative of Florida in the U.S. Capitol. The Florida Senate voted 37-0 on Wednesday to pass…

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TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK The U.N.’s main human rights body has approved a resolution to send a team of experts “to establish the truth” about reports of thousands of deaths and the destruction of entire villages by government-backed soldiers in Congo’s central Kasai r…

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BY JOSEPH HERNANDEZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Heads up, intrepid world travelers: Hostelling International USA is offering scholarships to help young nomads hit the road. Applications are being accepted for HI USA’s Explore the World Travel Scholarship, which awards dozens of reci…

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Palm Coast man leads trip to help area physicians and others learn more about the country’s battle against breast cancer. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Palm Coast resident Alberto N. Jones organized a trip to his native Cuba last month and included breast cancer survivors, physicians and …

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BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the survivors of the Boko Haram mass kidnapping in Chibok, Nigeria, last year could be joining them – if they can raise the mone…

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BY GEORGE WHITE NEW AMERICA MEDIA Editor’s Note: As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, th…

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“It’s fine.” That’s how Richmond physician Frank S. Royal views the global transaction involving Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the worlds’s largest pork producer and processor known for such brands as Armour, Gwaltney and Farmland. That’s to be expected. Dr. Royal, 73, is among the c…

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  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN   Ethiopian government officials this week celebrated the diversion of the Blue Nile river for what they’ve dubbed the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which is expected to provide hydroelectricity for Ethiopia and neighboring countries by 2015.…

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Since the tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in 2011, the Asian tiger has faced an unprecedented energy crisis, prompting it to reach out to African nations where some of the world’s richest wells of oil and gas have been found.   This month, at the three-day Tokyo International Conference on …

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