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Allen Chapel hosting Family and Friends weekend Aug. 9-10

Allen Chapel hosting Family and Friends weekend Aug. 9-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd. will celebrate its Family and Friends Day weekend Aug. 9-10. The theme is “God made you my family. Love made you my friend. It’s time to fill the house!” The weekend kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday with a church picnic on […]

The lynching of Eric Garner

The lynching of Eric Garner

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing,” the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by New York City police in a Brooklyn pizza shop. That scene touched a raw nerve as it recalled the 1983 death of 25-year-old graffiti artist Michael […]

The politics of federal judges

The politics of federal judges

The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one supporting it and the other rejecting the health law – underscore the nexus between politics and the judiciary. All of the judges voting to uphold the ACA were appointed by Democrats. All of […]

Black press: The voice of Black America – Last of 5 parts

Black press: The voice of Black America – Last of 5 parts

Our voice for the cause of freedom, justice, equality, and empowerment is the consistent voice of struggle and self-determination representing the interests of 45 million Black Americans and others who yearn for a better quality of life. The Black Press of America, primarily through local and regional newspapers printed weekly across the nation, continues the […]

The high cost of injustice

The high cost of injustice

What if we didn’t incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes? Or, if we sentenced them, what if their sentences were reasonable, instead of intolerable? What if a man who steals a $159 jacket while high gets drug treatment and a sentence of, say, two years, instead of a sentence of life imprisonment without parole? How […]

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon makes ‘restart’ of his life in Indianapolis BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) INDIANAPOLIS — There was a period a few years ago when many wondered whether Jeff Gordon’s best days were behind him. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion earned only one victory from 2008 through 2010 before he rediscovered his […]

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, has announced six nominees for the 2014 Walter Payton Achievement Award, granted annually to a player from each team participating in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney. This year’s matchup features the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and […]

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

BY ROBERTO ALEJANDRO SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A recent report prepared by the Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued a call to retire all team and school mascots based on depictions of Native Americans back […]

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON  – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. In an effort to combat a rising number […]

City seeking churches’ help with kids

City seeking churches’ help with kids

More summer programs needed in Midtown to keep children out of trouble BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Feeding the hungry and clothing the poor are two fundamental practices area churches partake in. But these institutions are being tapped to offer another service to the community – take care of Daytona Beach’s children. As requested […]