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The NABJ Should Consider a Name Change

Aug 15th, 2017 | By

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last week, I was scheduled to attend the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in New Orleans, but, after receiving a copy of the agenda with the list of speakers, I decided to cancel my trip. I think the NABJ should change its name to
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O.J. Simpson goes free: Live updates

Jul 20th, 2017 | By

Simpson is eligible for release in October But it doesn’t mean that’s when he’ll get out. Right now, Simpson will stay at the Lovelock prison until his release plan is developed. The four-person Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has begun their deliberations to determine whether or not OJ Simpson will be granted parole. If the
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Black Child Development Institution (BCDI)

Jul 20th, 2017 | By
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‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’: Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola

Jul 14th, 2017 | By

William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So on Thursday, he and another prominent African American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about the
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A look back at Jim Graham’s time on the WMATA Board of Directors

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

When new Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham joined the WMATA Board of Directors in 1999, it cost $1.10 to ride the bus. Metro’s rail system closed at midnight. The Yellow Line stopped at Mount Vernon Square. The Columbia Heights Metro station had yet to open, and the only Metro station then open in Ward 1, at
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