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– 10 Years Later – Blacks Still Behind In New Orleans Recovery

03-09-2015 Hits:73 National News Super User

– 10 Years Later – Blacks Still Behind In  New Orleans Recovery

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) As Gulf Coast residents and policymakers celebrated the recovery of the Crescent City on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, advocacy groups challenged the narrative of a resilient and better New Orleans by launching KatrinaTruth.org, a website that shows that post-Katrina progress in New Orleans still hasn’t reached poor Black communities.

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Community Turns Out To Rename BTW Field

03-09-2015 Hits:77 Local News Super User

Community Turns Out To Rename BTW Field

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Family, friends, former players, city and state officials attended the  formal dedication of the playing field  of Norfolk’s Booker T. Washington High School football stadium renamed in honor of the late Coach Calvert D. Davidson.

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Passes At 104: Remembering Amelia Boynton

03-09-2015 Hits:69 National News Super User

Passes At 104: Remembering Amelia Boynton

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday (Aug. 26) in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement.

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– In Norfolk – NAACP Plans Annual Event

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– In Norfolk – NAACP Plans Annual Event

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   A troubling chain-of-events pushed Norfolk NAACP members to choose the theme for this year’s Freedom Fund Luncheon: Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.

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Back to School: Truancy Takes A Higher Toll On Black Families

03-09-2015 Hits:90 National News Super User

Back to School: Truancy Takes A Higher Toll On Black Families

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) Truancy among Black students has far-ranging consequences, not just as a predictor for low academic achievement, but also for the long-term cost to American taxpayers, according to a new report by the Center of American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank.

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HBCU: Thurgood Marshall Fund Launches Apple Program For HBCU Scholars

03-09-2015 Hits:74 Black College News Super User

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA)  On Tuesday [Aug. 25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the most valuable company in the world identify the next generation of high-performing leaders of color in technology.

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Hurricane Katrina: A Decade of Recovery and Rebuilding

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Hurricane Katrina:  A Decade of Recovery and Rebuilding

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “So let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality. When the streets are rebuilt, there should be many new businesses, including minority-owned businesses, along those streets. When the houses are rebuilt, more families should own, not rent, those houses.” – President George W. Bush, National Address...

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Can Hillary Survive Email Controversy?

03-09-2015 Hits:74 National Commentary Super User

Can Hillary Survive Email Controversy?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States I’d have replied “no question.” I expected a near-coronation on the Democratic side, and a little rough-and-tumble on the Republican side.

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Viewpoint: A Sinister And Empty Defense

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Viewpoint: A Sinister And Empty Defense

By Dennis Edwards Editorial Columnist New Journal and Guide Over the decades I’ve covered defense attorneys all over the country as they executed clever, effective and at times ingenious strategies to get their clients acquitted. Many Counselors at Law creatively stay within and sometimes stretch the boundaries of reason or appropriate decorum. Most confine their arguments to the bench or jury with an...

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This Week with The Publisher: Meet Elder Gerald D. Tyler, Author, “Three In One”

03-09-2015 Hits:80 Arts and Culture Super User

This Week with The Publisher: Meet Elder Gerald D. Tyler, Author, “Three In One”

By Brenda H. Andrews Publisher, New Journal and Guide   Several of my dearest friends have published books recently and asked me to give them a personal shout-out in the New Journal and Guide. One of them is Elder Gerald D. Tyler, who writes the column, “The Pastor’s Corner” in the newspaper and has penned “Three In One.”

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– 10 Years Later – Blacks Still Behind In New Orleans Recovery

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By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) As Gulf Coast residents and policymakers celebrated the recovery of the Crescent City on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, advocacy groups challenged the narrative of a resilient and better New Orleans by launching KatrinaTruth.org, a website that shows that post-Katrina progress in New Orleans still hasn’t reached…

Community Turns Out To Rename BTW Field

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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Family, friends, former players, city and state officials attended the formal dedication of the playing field of Norfolk’s Booker T. Washington High School football stadium renamed in honor of the late Coach Calvert D. Davidson.

Passes At 104: Remembering Amelia Boynton

in National News
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday (Aug. 26) in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement.

– In Norfolk – NAACP Plans Annual Event

in Local News
By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide A troubling chain-of-events pushed Norfolk NAACP members to choose the theme for this year’s Freedom Fund Luncheon: Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.

Back to School: Truancy Takes A Higher Toll On Black Families

in National News
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) Truancy among Black students has far-ranging consequences, not just as a predictor for low academic achievement, but also for the long-term cost to American taxpayers, according to a new report by the Center of American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank.
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HBCU: Thurgood Marshall Fund Launches Apple Program For HBCU Scholars

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By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) On Tuesday [Aug. 25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the most valuable company in the world identify the next generation of high-performing leaders of color in technology.

Hurricane Katrina: A Decade of Recovery and Rebuilding

in National Commentary
By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “So let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality. When the streets are rebuilt, there should be many new businesses, including minority-owned businesses, along those streets. When the houses are rebuilt, more families should own, not rent, those houses.” – President George W. Bush, National Address from…

Can Hillary Survive Email Controversy?

in National Commentary
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States I’d have replied “no question.” I expected a near-coronation on the Democratic side, and a little rough-and-tumble on the Republican side.

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