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Donors Attempt to Save Bennett College by Friday’s Deadline
 

A drive to help raise $5 million and save the accreditation of Bennett College received a boost this week as donations began to pour in ahead of the Friday, Feb. 1 deadline. The Papa John’s Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation of Winston-Salem, each pledged a $500,000 donation to the school, and each said they will recruit additional donors. The pledges increased the overall total raised to date to $2.7 million– a little more than half of the $5 million needed.

 

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Slave’s African Medical Science Saves Lives of Bostonians During Smallpox Epidemic
 

“I’d like to read about people who made impacts but are not entertainers, musicians, and those we hear about every Black History Month,” said Kisha A. Brown, CEO of Justis Connection.

 
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NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference Highlights Global Expansion of the Black Press
 
Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union Ambassador to the United States, also appeared at the conference where she and Jamaican Tourist Board Groups…
 
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IN MEMORIAM: Legendary Singer James Ingram Dies at Age 66
 
With his strong vocals and stand out ballads, Ingram was known to collaborate with other big names of his generation such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Kenny Rogers.
 
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Black Publishers Push for More Heart Health
 
Often deemed the “unholy trinity,” according to the American Heart Association, three dangerous health factors including high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes…
 
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NAACP Challenge to 2020 Census Preparations Moves Forward
 

“The census must be conducted in a way that will not thwart the goal of equal representation,” wrote U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm, in an opinion granting in part…

 
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Super Bowl, Gladys Knight, and Colin Kaepernick: It Isn’t What You Think
 
The famed scholar, Pan Africanist and sociologist, W.E.B. Du Bois in his classic work, “The Souls of Black Folks” characterized the black dichotomy as, “twoness”…
 
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Psalm 34: 8-10
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8: Find out for yourself how good the Lord is. Happy are those who find safety with him.
9: Honor the Lord, all his people; those who obey him have all they need.
10: Even lions go hungry for lack of food, but those who obey the Lord lack nothing good.

 

 

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