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Illegal to Post Election Photos, Videos in Several States

by Kyle S. Yeldell NNPA Correspondent In the world of social media, thousands of people have gone to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show off their photographed ballot to tell the world that they are responsible voters. However, this is illegal in several states and Read More

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Unemployment Reaches Lowest Point Under Obama

Unemployment Reaches Lowest Point Under Obama By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally-televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report Read More

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New Miss Black USA ‘Ready’ for the Future

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Thirty young, Black women shimmering platinum and white evening gowns, silver, sapphires and dandelion yellows, rubies lit the Theater of Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. They prayed through perfect pageant smiles thinking: Read More

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D.C. Students Being Paid for Summer School

[Washington Examiner] The District is paying 305 students with poor academic and behavioral records to attend summer school, The Washington Examiner has learned. The rising ninth-graders are earning $5.25 an hour to participate in the “Summer Bridge” program, which targets students identified by D.C. Public Schools as Read More

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The Changing Face of U Street

The Changing Face of U Street Demographic Shifts, Construction Impacts Black Businesses by Krishana Davis Special to the AFRO A Pinz-N-Needlez tattoo artist tattoos the lower back of a client. (AFROPhoto/KrishanaDavis)     It’s dusk on a summer Friday and a misty rain has slowed Read More

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FAMU’s Ammons Resigns Amid Hazing Scandal

[Orlando Sentinel] Florida A&M University President James Ammons today resigned amid a growing scandal over the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion and resulting criticism over management at Florida’s only public, historically blackuniversity. Ammons’ resignation, to the university’s board of trustees, comes on the Read More

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Obama Continues to Disrespect the Black Press

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service ATLANTA (NNPA) – A panel discussion Thursday at the National Newspaper Publishers Association annual convention titled, “Get Out the Vote” should have been renamed, “Get Out the Anger” as Black newspaper owners expressed their strong displeasure over Read More

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Romney’s African American Appeal

By Cynthia Griffin Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Newspaper Outreach seen as must California Republicans Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for Gov. Mitt Romney as their choice for the party’s presidential nominee. More than 1.1 million (or 79.6 percent) of votes cast went to the Read More

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Robin Roberts Diagnosed With Rare Blood Disorder

[BET.com] (Courtesy: BET.com) Robin Roberts announced on Good Morning America that she has been diagnosed with a rare blood and bone marrow disorder called MDS, and will undergo a bone marrow transplant. Sadly, this news happens five years after she battled breast cancer. Speaking on Good Morning America and writing on her blog post, Roberts Read More