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CDC locks out Black providers

CDC locks out Black providers

PHILL WILSON NNPA COLUMNIST On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity building to health departments, AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) implementing high-impact prevention and improving outcomes in the care continuum for people […]

Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?’

Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?’

RON DANIELS NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Friday, April 4, marks the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs’ assassination on a balcony in Memphis. Black America and people of goodwill in the nation and the world were stricken by grief, frustration and anger at the murder of this great man of justice and peace. Indeed, […]

Russia is not the only aggressor

Russia is not the only aggressor

I have found myself getting a bit nervous as I hear various U.S. politicians rattling their swords in response to the Russian aggression in the Crimea. Before we lose our minds in this crisis let’s consider a few things. First, there was a revolution in the Ukraine that, no matter how justifiable, put into office […]

An attention span beyond flight 370

An attention span beyond flight 370

If you missed the news about the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean, you must have been buried in sand. For three weeks, we have been bombarded with theories – was it terrorism? Pilot error? Something else? Now the story has evolved. Were pieces of the plane found? Is everyone dead? How […]

Familiar foes facing off in Final Four

Familiar foes facing off in Final Four

Florida Gators and UConn have rematch Saturday at 6:09 p.m. BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT GAINESVILLE – It has been 30 games — and 30 wins — since the Florida Gators lost on a buzzer-beater at Connecticut. It might as well be 30 years to senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin. “The game was such a […]

Busch holds off Johnson to win STP 500 in Virginia

Busch holds off Johnson to win STP 500 in Virginia

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kurt Busch was not seeking redemption, just a victory. He found both in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, 35, who has been involved in a number of controversies on and off the track during his career, found his way back to a top-level organization this […]