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Black Pastors to Members: Be Aware and Beware Zimmerman Verdict

Written by Courtney Jacobs and Blair AdamsSpecial to the NNPA from The Afro-American on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:45.

Congregation – Pastor John R. Jenkins preaches about the Zimmerman verdict to congregation at First Baptist of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. (AFRO Photo/Avis Thomas-Lester)Rev. John R. Jenkins, Jr. looked out at the congregation of First Baptist Church of Glendarden and sighed.
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National Protests of Zimmerman Verdict Reach Fever Pitch

Written by George E. CurryNNPA Editor-in-Chief on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:38.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Demonstrations are planned for 100 cities this Saturday, July 20, to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal for murder and manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. and to urge the Justice Department to investigate whether Martin’s civil rights were violated.
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Strolling Down the Beauty Aisles

Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:45.

When it comes to looking good, staying on top of your game, and making sure your pursuit of beauty is on point, you know the African-American community has that covered. Nielsen’s latest insights highlight hair and skin beauty purchases and behavior, by the numbers among African-Americans and other ethnic groups in the U.S. and Canada in a recent NielsenWire Post titled. “ Looking Good: Appealing to Ethnic Consumers in the Beauty Aisle.”
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Letter to the Editor: Sponsors of House Bill 944

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:12.

Dear Editor:  Sponsors of House Bill 944, the school voucher bill, proposed certain changes during the bill’s first committee hearing this week. Changes include lowering the income required for eligibility, decreasing the total amount of money awarded, and increasing public accountability. As we approach the May 28 committee vote, let us not forget that the voucher concept itself is flawed. Siphoning funds from public schools will not generate the savings it claims to, but will instead take much needed funding from the numerous fixed costs schools incur each year.
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Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:50.

Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small city of Calera redistricted its boundaries in a way that the sole African American councilman lost his seat.  Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forced a new election with different boundaries, and Ernest Montgomery regained his seat.
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Boycott Donald Trump! A Plea To Advertisers To Pull Sponsorship

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 21:27.

Today,best-selling author George Fraser, Chairman of FraserNet, Inc. and founder of The PowerNetworking Conference, the #1 Black Business Conference in America, join the ranks with talk show hosts Lawrence O'Donnell and Bill Maher, popular liberal blog Daily Kos, Andy Ostroy, political & pop culture analyst, Huffington Post and thousands more callingfor a boycott of all-things Donald Trump. 
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American Forum Op-ed by NC business leader on Bush-era tax cuts

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:18.

If anyone tells you that ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent would hurt job creation tell them to talk with me. We founded our business, TS Designs, in 1977 as a small manual screen printing company and grew to land contracts with some of clothing’s biggest brands. In 1993, we lost much of our business as a result of the supposedly job-creating NAFTA trade agreement as large brands sought out the cheapest labor costs they could in Mexico.

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What's With All the Groupon (GRPN) Investor Hatred: A solid investment for our times

Written by John Travis Holt, editor in chief on Thursday, 01 March 2012 20:26.

Another Groupon GRPN naysayer, not soothsayer. I can't figure out all this hatred of Groupon - sounds like a bunch of old men talking about the young people of today and how they will never make it with those fancy ideas, or a resentment towards young successful entrepreneurs.  Groupon doesn't destroy businesses, business owners do. The only sure thing in that equation is that they will inevitably blame some external factor, instead of taking responsibility for the choices they make. Bad choices which lead a business down the path of self destruction are most likely based on a get rich quick scheme and greed, instead of taking the time to build a quality product.
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Stopping the Rush to War against Iran

Written by Sheldon Richman on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:25.

A growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, February 4, as a “National Day of Action” aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: “No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations.” 

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Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United and End Corporate Personhood

Written by CREDO on Friday, 20 January 2012 20:18.

We deserve a country where our elected officials are not bought and paid for by big corporations. But the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision, issued two years ago this week, overturned over a century of precedent and opened the floodgates for unlimited amounts of corporate money to flow into our political system. 

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