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Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

ROCK HILL (AP) - The convictions of nine South Carolina Black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights … (Read More...)

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New Education Official Wants to Reform NCLB

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as the … (Read More...)

John King Jr., the new deputy secretary for the Department of Education, wants to reform the No Child Left Behind Act. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

Utah Rep. Becomes First Black Woman Republican In Congress

SALT LAKE CITY — Mia Love of Utah became the first Black female Republican in Congress this nonth as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen … (Read More...)

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Comedian Sinbad To Speak To ‘IndiviZlbe’

OAK PARK — Comedian and actor Sinbad will open up IndiviZible’s Speakers Series for 2015. He will appear at the organization’s meeting at 6:00 … (Read More...)

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Lawmakers pursue right-to-die for terminally ill California patients after high-profile death

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized death of a young woman with brain cancer … (Read More...)

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University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic … »More

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Analyst: California governor underestimates revenues by $2B

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is likely to collect as much as $2 billion more in taxes in the new fiscal year than … »More

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California Black Media mourns the loss of California Advocate Publisher, Les Kimber

Fresno (CBM) – Mr. Lesly “Les” H. Kimber, 80, of Fresno, California passed away on Saturday, January 10, … »More

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Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

ROCK HILL (AP) - The convictions of nine South Carolina Black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during … »More

John King Jr., the new deputy secretary for the Department of Education, wants to reform the No Child Left Behind Act. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

New Education Official Wants to Reform NCLB

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his … »More

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Phoenix Activists: ‘Let the Countdown Begin’

PHOENIX (NNPA) – As the nation counts down to Super Bowl XLIX, Arizona’s Black community announces a new … »More

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Get a Soulful Taste of Madi Gras

NORTH SACRAMENTO - Laissez les bon temps rouler. The local business, Framed by Frankie is inviting locals to let the good times roll, presenting “A Soulful Taste of Mardi Gras” on Saturday, … [Read More...]

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Local Fund-raiser to include Food, Fitness and Shopping

SACRAMENTO - Whether your passion is food, fitness or shopping, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at an upcoming benefit to help a group of local yoga teachers and students who are … [Read More...]

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Comedian Sinbad To Speak To ‘IndiviZlbe’

OAK PARK — Comedian and actor Sinbad will open up IndiviZible’s Speakers Series for 2015. He will appear at the organization’s meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Guild Theater in Oak … [Read More...]

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TIANA BURSE: The Power of Letting Go

OPINION - Havelock Ellis once stated: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Recently I found myself doing a little spring cleaning in the friend … »More

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KEVIN CHAVOUS: The Fight for the Dream is Still Alive

OPINION - In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she was going to take us to hear the next president of the … »More

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SIMEON GANT: California’s Green Jobs

OPINION - Governor Jerry Brown opened the new legislative session with a commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and toxic chemicals in our air and water. He is dedicated to reducing pollution, and … »More

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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "Black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. "I saw 'Friends' … »More

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Former Pleasant Grove Star Arik Armstead to leave Oregon for the NFL

EUGENE (AP) - Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The school's website announced that Armstead filed paperwork to make in official Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound junior said in a statement that … »More

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NFL To Hold Combine For Veteran Players

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NFL combines will take on an “older” look when the league adds one for veteran players to go with the massive event it holds for potential draftees. The veterans’ combine will take place March 22 at the Arizona … »More

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Health News

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and … »More

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Lawmakers pursue right-to-die for terminally ill California patients after high-profile death

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized death of a young … »More

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