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Black consumer power still matters

Black consumer power still mattersIt's my pleasure to introduce you to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-Consumer 2013 Report. This is Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association's third comprehensive, in-depth report on African-American consumers. I along with Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA; Rev. Jacques DeGraff who is the co-chair of Nielsen's External African-American Advisory Council, officially released the report at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 43rd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
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April Estes: A thank-you letter to the community

April Estes: A thank-you letter to the communityOn behalf of the family of the late Richard C. Estes, thank you for all acts of kindness shown following his passing.

It's difficult to put all my thoughts into words, but I very much appreciate your kind words, deeds and gestures at a time when these things mean so much. I thank God for friends and community such as you!
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Government shutdown harder on Black workers

Government shutdown harder on Black workersWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
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Obama reignites push for gun legislation

Obama reignites push for gun legislationWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and Chicago, President Barack Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus and their dinner guests that he will renew his effort to persuade Congress to pass legislation toughening the nation’s gun laws.
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Five stars for Minnesota Vikings Chef Geji McKinney-Banks

 Five stars for Minnesota Vikings Chef Geji McKinney-BanksShe is part of the NFL but does not tackle anyone, catch footballs or score touchdowns. 
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Minnesota leads the nation in affordable healthcare

Minnesota leads the nation in affordable healthcareGovernor Dayton released a statement Wednesday, September 25 following a U. S. Department of Health and Human Services report which shows that Minnesota will have the lowest average monthly premiums in the country for those buying health insurance through the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act:
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UMAMI by Travail: Asian comfort food eatery

UMAMI by Travail: Asian comfort food eateryBefore even serving the first course of its ten-course tasting menu when it opened September 18th, UMAMI by Travail had already generated much excitement among the Twin Cities and national culinary communities. Online ticket reservations for the first two weeks sold out within 24 hours. Fortunately, the team at the Asian comfort food-inspired pop-up restaurant at 904 West Broadway has proved itself worthy, dazzling food critics and average customers from its local Northside community alike. 
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The Affordable Care Act and African Americans

The Affordable Care Act and African AmericansThe Affordable Care Act –will help make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. For African Americans, like other racial and ethnic minorities, the law will address inequities and will increase access to quality, affordable health coverage, invest in prevention and wellness, and give individuals and families more control over their care.
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Blocked nomination of first Black openly gay federal judge

Blocked nomination of first Black openly gay federal judge(MIAMI)— Tuesday, Senator Marco Rubio blocked the appointment of Judge William L. Thomas, the first African-American openly gay judge to the federal bench. The decision comes a year after Senator Rubio’s initial support of the nomination. Judge Thomas received a “majority well-qualified” grade from the American Bar Association. The following statement was issued by Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP:
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Renowned Ghanaian poet dies in Kenya debacle

Renowned Ghanaian poet dies in Kenya debacle(GIN) – Africans on the continent and in the diaspora were in shock and grieving this week over the untimely passing of Kofi Awoonor, 78, from Ghana. He was one of the 68 who perished in the Al-Shabab-initiated assault at the 5-story Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.
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Women answer the challenge at Bev Smith Conference

Women answer the challenge at Bev Smith ConferenceWho is the African-American woman? Is she the caricature of Harriet Tubman presented in a recently released YouTube comedy video? Is she the women depicted in reality television shows? Is she the image portrayed in hip-hop videos and popular music?
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