Until all of us are willing to forego our color and cultural blindness, we perpetuate students being placed on an assembly line to mediocrity, frustration, and wasted, unacknowledged potential. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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COMMENTARY: Color “Blindness”

NNPA ESSA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — Our perceptions of the value of ourselves and others often determine our treatment of and reactions toward those we view as less than or not as valued. Wars are fought over cultural and religious differences. Regardless of the injury, all people’s blood is red and all of us can hurt or grieve, regardless of color. […read more]

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AUTO REVIEW: 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 AWD Wagon: An Alternative To Luxury Crossovers/SUVs

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The E450 is the newest addition to the E-Class wagon. This model replaces last year’s 2018 E400, adding an upgraded 362-horsepower engine. This year’s model adds on an additional 33-horsepower over what was offered in the base E400 model. The German-engineered wagon also sports a new three-spoke steering wheel, which allows the driver to control all of the safety assistance systems features, without ever having to remove one’s hands. […read more]