Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Guns and Kids Dear Alma, My college roommate came to visit my husband and me and our new baby. She lives in another state. My husband has a daughter from a previous relationship, she’s seven. She spends every other weekend Read More

World

Europe Seeks Role in Postwar Gaza

JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The European Read More

Politics

Rising (Maxine) Waters

(Politico) – Maxine Waters — the fiery liberal from Los Angeles known for calling House Republican leadership “demons” and threatening to nationalize oil companies — has gone from the scourge of Big Business to a sympathetic ally for corporate America. It’s no accident. Waters is Read More

Business

A Whopper of a Tax Problem

(Politico) – Even the loss of the Whopper and fries won’t budge Congress. Burger King’s $11 billion takeover of Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons, a deal that lets the burger behemoth drastically cut its U.S. tax rate by moving its headquarters to Canada, moved closer to fruition Read More

Politics

NFL Players, Obama Agree on Pot

  (Politico) – Three in four players in the National Football League agree with President Barack Obama’s remarks earlier this year that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, according to a new poll. A survey conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and reported by the network on Wednesday shows Read More

Politics

Dems Paint GOP as Shutdown Party

(Politico) – Democrats hear only one thing when Republicans talk about fighting President Barack Obama’s immigration agenda or GOP plans for controlling Congress: government shutdown. In fundraising requests, media appearances and conference calls, Democrats are painting Republicans as the “shutdown party” just in time for Read More

Religion

No Pain. No Gain.

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times There is a perspective in our faith that many subscribe to and it is that our challenges are an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good Read More

Technology

Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App

  (iAfrica.com) – Remember Microsoft’s nifty Hyperlapse video technique? Well, Instagram is launching a new app dedicated to creating these videos. The Hyperlapse app lets you create image-stabilised timelapse video clips, with users able to choose the speed of their timelapse (1x to 12x). The Read More

Business

Snapchat Worth 10 Billion?

  (USA Today) LOS ANGELES – Snapchat, the wildly popular messaging app favored by young folks, has quietly raised new funds that bring its valuation to nearly $10 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” the Read More

Entertainment

Beyoncé’s Bedazzled Feminism

  (The Washington Post) – Beyoncé performed on stage at the Video Music Awards in a multicolored mosaic bodysuit by designer Tom Ford. Her magnificent booty gyrated and her powerful legs twisted to the beat of her prodigious pop oeuvre with Bob Fosse-like  precision and sex appeal. Her Read More

Politics

Jindal Sues Feds Over Common Core

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education Read More

Politics

CBC Members Push Police Czar Idea

(Politico) – Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law Read More