Pope Ill, Cancels Appearance With Seminarians

NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canceled a visit to Rome’s main seminary Friday after coming down with a fever. The 77-year-old Francis, who lost part of a lung to an infection in his youth, was due to leave the Vatican Read More


Google Updates Hangouts For iOS

[Information Week] Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook’s acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp. Google on Thursday released a new update to its Hangouts app for iOS that introduces a handful of new features and a redesigned interface. Read More


The Protection of the Church

[Slate] An intensely moving AP story from Carnot, a city in the Central African Republic: The Christian militiamen know hundreds of Muslims are hiding here on the grounds of the Catholic church … The priests here in Carnot have given away all their money to try and keep Read More


White House Pushes for Black Enrollees

[The Hill] The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have Read More


Your Feet Tell the Story

by Valecia Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times If your feet could talk…. what would they say? Would they say, “I feel nice and pretty after that relaxing pedicure.”  Would they say, “Please put some socks on me so I can avoid Read More


An African American Heritage Tour

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic/Travel Writer The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival ( ran from February 6th to the 17th at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. The festival, a cornerstone of Black History Month in Los Angeles, opens the door to L.A.’s thriving black community. Read More

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Superstar Fonzworth Bentley and WBTV’s Tonya Rivens Host UNCF’s Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo in Charlotte

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2014 Media Contact: Joi Ridley UNCF Communications 202-810-0225 SUPERSTAR FONZWORTH BENTLEY AND WBTV’S TONYA RIVENS HOST UNCF’S EMPOWER ME TOUR PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO IN CHARLOTTE Inspiring youth to excel in academic, financial and personal responsibility CHARLOTTE (February 25, 2014) Read More

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U.S. Seeks to Destabilize Venezuela

By Bill Fletcher, Jr NNPA Columnist   Whether under Bush or Obama the U.S. appears determined to destabilize the Bolivarian government of Venezuela.  The U.S. political establishment, including these two administrations, regularly provoke the Venezuelan government, make false allegations, and demonstrate their support for the Read More

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Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Mother-in-Law is not Mom Dear Alma, When I married my husband a few years ago, my mother in-law invited me to start calling her “Mom” as opposed to her given name. I was uncomfortable with the suggestion for a Read More

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Wells Fargo Celebrates Military Saves Week; Offers Free Financial Education Webinars

Media: Lisa Westermann 415-222-6236 Wells Fargo Celebrates Military Saves Week; Offers Free Financial Education Webinars SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2014 – In an ongoing effort to support military members, veterans and their families, Wells Fargo is celebrating Military Saves Week by offering three free financial education webinars Read More

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The GOP Accommodates Evil

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Just when, six years in to the Obama presidency, I think I’m hardened to the deranged anti-Obama rants of conservatives and Republican Party officials, I’ve been reminded that the cesspool of bigotry is bottomless. And that there are Read More


Child Watch: The Hungry Child

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   Some children cheer when schools close for winter storms, but there are hungry children in America right now for whom another snow day meant another day without access to school breakfast or lunch. Despite criticism, some big city Read More