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Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor Black children out of poverty

Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor Black children out of povertyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.

The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in a report by the progressive think tank.
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Grammy Award winning gospel artist awarded at NNPA's Torch Awards

Grammy Award winning gospel artist awarded at NNPA's Torch AwardsWASHINTON- Grammy Award winning Gospel Artist, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, received the 2015 Torch Award for Religion earlier this year from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), at the Torch Awards Ceremony. Bishop Walker was one of six Honorees and was honored for his musical and spiritual accomplishments.
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Uganda's Nancy Kacungira wins BBC news prize

Uganda's Nancy Kacungira wins BBC news prize(GIN) – Prime time news anchor Nancy Kacungira is this year's winner of the Komla Dumor award – a new BBC prize to an African journalist with exceptional talent, passion for their work and poise.
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Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast(GIN) – Dismissing efforts, including those of President Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month long civil war in the world's newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations.
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Fifty years after riots, Watts struggles, cautions Ferguson and Baltimore

Fifty years after riots, Watts struggles, cautions Ferguson and BaltimoreFifty years ago Aug. 11, Watts was ablaze.

The citizens of this all-Black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era's racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline. A half-century later, the once-thriving district exhibits little of the revitalization that had been promised and expected.
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GOP: How not to pursue women's vote

GOP: How not to pursue women's voteWASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can't make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump on some clearly sexist comments he had made in the past.
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Hodges details Minneapolis budget priorities

Hodges details Minneapolis budget prioritiesMayor Betsy Hodges set forth her vision for transforming Minneapolis into a leading city of the 21st century during her 2016 budget address.

The mayor proposed investments focused on growth and improving basic city services for all residents.
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Farewell and hello to Jackie Cooper

Farewell and hello to Jackie CooperMonday, Aug. 3.

It was St. Paul evening at Kings Crossing, Community Room. Peoples from every walk of life poured out to say farewell, thank you and hello; expressing love and appreciation, wishing Jackie Cooper, the very best. It was good-bye and hello in the same event.
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Ferguson: One year later

Ferguson: One year laterWASHINGTON (NNPA) -- It's been one year since the murder of Michael Brown galvanized the Ferguson, Mo. community and forced the nation to face the horrors of police violence. And as the activist slogan asserts, the ensuing protests have become a movement, not just a moment.
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10 years later, Hurricane Katrina's impact still devastating on New Orleans' Black residents

10 years later, Hurricane Katrina's impact still devastating on New Orleans' Black residentsNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took to the road to declare his city is "no longer recovering, no longer rebuilding" a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated it in one of America's worst natural disasters, but some refuse to buy that speech.
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Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)

Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)On hearing the announcement that Julian Bond had passed on to the ancestors, I knew greatness had left us. The event gave me pause and I tried to remember when I first found myself in the sphere of influence of this great American leader.
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