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How Will You Be Remembered?

Written by Pastor E. A. Deckard, Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times on Monday, 15 December 2014 20:23.

“With quiet courage and nonnegotiable dignity, Rosa Parks was an activist and a freedom fighter that transformed a nation and confirmed a notion that ordinary people can have an extraordinary effect on the world. In her declining health, I would often visit Mrs. Parks, and once asked her the most basic question: “Why did you do it?” She said the inspiration for her Dignity Day in 1955 occurred three months prior, when African-American Emmett Till’s murdered and disfigured body was publicly displayed for the world to see. “When I thought about Emmett Till,” she told me, “I could not go to the back of the bus.” Her feet never ached.” - Rev. Jesse Jackson


New Research Examines Spirituality and Marital Health

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 December 2014 16:07.

Each year, millions of U.S. couples walk down aisles in churches, temples and mosques to get married. Many only occasionally return to a place of worship together. Does that mean their marriage is devoid of spirituality? Do spiritual dimensions of marriage help or hurt couples’ unions, especially when they become parents? A recent study by researchers at Bowling Green State University identified two ways that spirituality helps the marriages of new parents fare better. The results were published in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of Family Psychology.


Standing Against Opposition

Written by Pastor E.A. Deckard, Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 13:47.

“When you encounter uncomfortable situations, you can either decide to be victim or an over-comer. Always choose to be an over-comer. Grace is within our reach to be an over-comer.” -Lailah Gifty Akita “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw
op·po·si·tion: action that is done to stop or defeat someone or something


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