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For-Profit Colleges Target People of Color

Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist on Monday, 17 November 2014 13:22.

Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit colleges make millions each year by targeting students of color. While these college profits are generated largely from taxpayer funding, their students incur heavy debts with low graduation rates and nearly no marketable skills.


Medicare Open Enrollment What Will You Find During Medicare Open Enrollment?

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 November 2014 13:21.

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That's why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or to find a plan that better suit your needs. Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage.



Written by Rev. Manson B. Johnson, Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times on Monday, 17 November 2014 13:19.

Bible Fact: God allows various things in life to happen to make us better. The Big Idea: Endurance is the key to achieving challenging goals in life. Life Is Just A Minute: Life is just a minute—only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon you—can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it—didn’t choose it. But it’s up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it. Give an account if you abuse it. Just a tiny, little minute, But eternity is in it! By Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Past President of Morehouse College


A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence

Written by Mary L. Datcher, Special to the NNPA from the Windy City Word on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:58.

CHICAGO – It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience – a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment a child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, provider and gatekeeper. Often, parents prepare themselves for the tables to reverse when one day they will be the ones cared for by their adult children, looked after and worldly provisions passed on to their heirs along with their final wishes.


“Fatherhoodlum” – A Story of Prison, Drugs, and One Man’s Commitment to Overcome His Past and Be a Positive Role Model to His Young Son

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 November 2014 15:52.

Willingboro, NJ ( — Noted author Michael B. Jackson has released his first fiction novel FatherHoodlum: Chronicles of a Prison Dad. The book is the captivating story of Lamont B. Moody, who grew up in a Newark, New Jersey housing project, during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. At 18-years-old, he made his first trip to prison, and spent the next 10-years in and out of prison for parole violations and new offenses. After parole from prison in 1980, at age 28-years-old, he decided to start a new life 60-miles away from Newark in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. Shortly after parole, Lamont gains custody of his eight-year-old son, LJ, who was getting suspended from school and had also been arrested for burglary, back in Newark. He brings his son to live with him in Trenton. He was determined that LJ would not become just another black boy being primed for the prison system.


The Decision to Handle Rejection

Written by Rev. Manson B. Johnson, Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times on Monday, 03 November 2014 15:51.

The Big Idea: Endurance is the key to achieving challenging goals in life.“Man’s rejection can be God’s direction.  God sometimes uses the rejection of hateful people to move us to a new place or assignment–where we wouldn’t have thought of going on our own.  He must slam the door in our face through rejection to get us to look in another direction.  Then when we get to that new place, we thank God for the rejection rather than being bitter about it.” –Kent Crockett