Charleston Chronicle

International Fellow Helps High School Girls Prepare for Successful Careers at YWCA Greater Charleston

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — In August, YWCA Greater Charleston welcomed Cristina Turcu, previously with the United Nations Development Program in Moldova, to a four-month international fellowship at its Charleston office. […read more]

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Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “In Federalist No. 54, James Madison wrote about the chief concern of the representation of slaves concerning taxation and representation,” said Maxim Thorne, an attorney and managing director of The Andrew Goodman Foundation. “This federalist paper states that slaves are property as well as people, therefore requiring some, but not full, representation. Ultimately a decision was made to count every three out of five slaves through the creation of the Three-Fifths Compromise,” he said. […read more]

Glenn Ellis is a Research Bioethics Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a health columnist and radio commentator who lectures, nationally and internationally on health-related topics
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Doctors, Lawyers with Monetary Motives Cause Painful Decisions in Women’s Health Care

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It has come to light that a collaboration involving some law firms, doctors, and finance companies are pressuring women into unnecessary surgeries to remove the [transvaginal] mesh. Giving new meaning to the term “insult to injury,” this phenomenon, according to the New York Times, is leading unsuspecting women to the operating table – even in cases when the removal could worsen the symptoms. […read more]

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Commentary

Dear Black People: Adoption is a Great Option

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Adoption is a great option for all families, especially African-American families who typically “take in” children as a regular practice. The informal practice of “adopting” children began in the United States when black families were often destroyed by the system and practice of slavery. Slaves were sold and traded, so families were broken up, leaving children behind in need of care. […read more]

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A Five Hundred Year-Old Shared History

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “From the moment when Europeans took their slaves from a race different from their own, which many of them considered inferior to other human races, and assimilation with whom they all regarded with horror, they assumed that slavery would be eternal,” historian Winthrop D. Jordan wrote in his dissertation, “White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro.” […read more]

Michael Jackson, the new president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, at podium, stands with civic and interfaith leaders at a prayer vigil on Fountain Square following the deadly violence at Fifth Third Center, also on the civic square. Herald Photo
Cincinnati Herald

‘Cincinnati strong’ speakers say after horrific bank shootings

THE CINCINNATI HERALD — Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco on Sept. 11 released new details Tuesday about the random shootings by a lone gunman that killed three people inside the lobby of the 30-story Fifth Third Center in downtown Cincinnati on Sept. 6. The shooter, who was killed at the scene by Cincinnati police, was 29-year-old Omar Santa-Perez, police said. […read more]

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Stellar award-winning artist Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, will headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast on September 15, 2018.
Entertainment

PRESS ROOM: Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Stellar Award-Winning Recording Artist Kurt Carr to Headline CBCF Annual Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON—The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Stellar award-winning artist Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, will headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast on September 15, 2018. […read more]

Entertainment

Film Review: Lion

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Saroo Brierley, a five-year old boy from a small town in India, got lost on a train ride, wound up at the massive Howrah Junction railway station in Calcutta and became an orphaned street kid. An Australian couple Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: Arrival

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Nearly 40 years ago, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” set the bar very high for sci-fi films that eschewed conventional all-out action sequences and garnered their strength from immense suspense, evocative visuals and mind-numbing mystery. “Arrival” is Read More

Religion

Vision 4

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Don’t underestimate the power of a vision. McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, pictured his empire long before it existed, and he saw how to get there. He invented the company motto — ‘Quality, service, Read More

Op-Ed

Raise Your Expectations of Yourself

By Willie Jolley NNPA Columnist   Michael Beckwith started a unique community in 1986 when he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. In this diverse spiritual and racial community Beckwith ministers to thousands weekly, locally and globally onsite and through live video Read More

Op-Ed

Politicizing Donations to Clinton Foundation

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy that primarily funds education, world health and population projects, the Clinton Foundation was established to address such issues as climate change, global health, economic development, health and Read More

National

China-HBCU Exchange Program Launched

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between Read More

Religion

Fall Forward

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: Cesar Chavez

by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Few movies can be billed as “important” or “historic” before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero Read More

Politics

Last of ‘Scottsboro Boys’ Pardoned

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA Three of the last Scottsboro Boys, African American youths falsely accused of raping two White women in 1931, were granted posthumous pardons by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. “The long overdue pardon of the African American Read More

National

The Humanity of Malcolm X in His Own Words

by Patrick Delices Special to NNPA Award winning journalist Herb Boyd and the daughter of Malcolm X, human rights activist Ilyasah Al-Shabazz will launch to the public the long awaited diary of Malcolm X. The anticipated launch date is set for November 10 on the Read More