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The Philadelphia Tribune

5 ways to save money on an RV road trip

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — Heading out on a road trip in a recreational vehicle allows travelers a unique opportunity to explore the nation while enjoying some comforts, too. […read more]

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Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveyboy and Police Chief Hank Stawinksi are working to enforce driver safety for the community. (Photo by Mark Gray)
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County Officials Begin Plans To Increase Driver Safety

THE AFRO — Prince George’s County’s top three law enforcers spent part of tax day in “a driveby” to save lives.  County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy and Police Chief Hank Stawinski drove through neighborhoods and on major thoroughfares and began trying to change the mindset of motorists to avoid distractions when behind the wheel that have been fatal during the first quarter of 2019. […read more]

A staggering 43 percent of American households that can’t afford basics such as food, child care, health care, transportation, and a cell phone. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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Disney, Stieglitz and Others Criticize Excesses of Billionaires and Uber-Wealthy

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is time to call out the men and women who lead us and to draw a line in the sand about how low we are prepared to let hard-working people sink while top management takes home ever-more-outrageous sums of money,” Disney Heiress Abigail Disney wrote in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post. “It is unreasonable to expect corporate boards to act as a check on this trend; they are almost universally made up of CEOs, former CEOs and people who long to be CEOs.” […read more]

Currently, Byron Bradford (pictured) is facing two opponents in his bid for Place 5 on the Plano City Council. Ron Kelley and Shelby Williams are also on the ballot for the election which will be decided on May 4. (PHOTO: Briget Murphy/NDG)
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After serving country for 28 years, Bradford seeks to serve residents of Plano

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The upcoming municipal elections will not be Byron Bradford’s first go-around in the political arena. During the 2018 election cycle, Bradford challenged Republican Duncan Webb for the Precinct 4 chair on the Collin County Commissioners Court. He fell 5 points short in that bid against an incumbent who had run unopposed twice previously, but says the experience prepared him well for future runs. […read more]

Census data are inherently personal; the data record and codify individual stories, and help to paint a mosaic of rich racial, ethnic, cultural, and geographic identities (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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Census 2020: For all to count, all must be counted

NNPA NEWSWIRE — … the census over-counted non-Hispanic Whites in 2000 and 2010. And because the people who are more likely to be missed do not live in the same neighborhoods as those more likely to be double-counted, some communities get more than their fair share of political representation and resources, while others get less than they deserve and need, said Terri Ann Lowenthal, a consultant to many census stakeholders and former staff director for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Census and Population, adding that we then must live with those results for the next ten years. […read more]

Transportation

Auto Review: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

By Darrell Larome Williams (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox should be in every neighborhood across the country. Chevrolet has continued to develop advanced vehicles to meet the needs of a diverse group of drivers and their different lifestyles. It was love at first Read More

Education

GM Hosts Discover Your Drive Diversity Journalism Program at NAIAS

DETROIT — General Motors (GM) launched its second annual Discover Your Drive diversity journalism program Jan. 7-11, hosting 13 college students and nine professional journalists as mentors from across the country at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Students from diverse backgrounds participated in the program that promoted diversity in automotive journalism and news coverage. […read more]

Transportation

Car Review: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5

By Frank S. Washington (NNPA News Wire Transportation Writer) DETROIT – When Chevrolet offered us the chance to test-drive the 2016 Malibu LT 1.5, we responded with a resounding, “yes.” The numeric stands for a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that made 160 horsepower and Read More

Transportation

Car Review: 2017 Kia Sportage

By Frank S. Washington (AboutThatCar.com) SAN DIEGO – The new Kia Sportage is a little bit longer and the wheels are now pushed to the corners. The tiger nose grille was lowered, the headlights were longer and they were pulled back into the fenders. There Read More