When she was crowned Miss Israel last February, it was the proverbial shot heard 'round the world; an Ethiopian born Jewish woman had just won the prestigious title of Miss Israel. For twenty-one year old Yityish Aynaw it was literally a rebirth. She was orphaned before her thirteenth birthday, after the separate deaths of both parents in the small northern village she had grown up in, running barefoot through endless days of play.
Odd-Year City Votes Could Hurt Minority Representation
A new study released Monday suggests that holding municipal elections in odd years – as many California cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, do – inhibits voter turnout and may disadvantage African Americans, Asians and Latinos.
HAVANA, Cuba (NNPA) – Jesse Jackson says now that Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected an unconditional offer from rebels to turn over a captured former military veteran to the civil rights leader, it is now up to the United States government to pressure Santos to allow the transfer.
DARIEN, Ga. (AP) _ Residents of one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee communities on the Southeast coast opened new appeals Monday against soaring property values that brought them big tax hikes, fearful they could be forced off lands their families have owned since their ancestors were freed from slavery.
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – In less than a week, health insurance market exchanges will open across the nation and more than 40 million Americans, including 7 million uninsured Blacks, who were previously shut out of the health care system, will finally get access to the care they need.
CSULB Theatre Arts By Richard Manly
A group of Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) students traveled to Tanzania with Theatre Arts Department Chair Anne D’Zmura over the summer in a collaborative effort with the Karimu Inte...Thursday, 26 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 570
BEHIND-THE-SCENES By Antracia Moorings
Being Robin Hood: The Game has come up with a plan to give away $1 million of his own money by Christmas to help those in need. The rapper came up with the plan ...Thursday, 26 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 689
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Haile Thomas inspiring kids to eat healthier on Rachel vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off
Haile Thomas is twelve years old. She was selected as one of the eight talented children fo...Thursday, 26 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 657
BEHIND-THE-SCENES By Antracia Moorings
In His Honor: An effort is underway to get the Brooklyn street corner where the Notorious B.I.G. grew up renamed in his honor. If the petition is successful, the inter...Saturday, 14 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 710
BBJAZZ Festival: a Concert with a Cause. By Michelle Carrier- Davis
On an unseasonably hot weekend at the normally ocean breeze cooled Huntington Beach Library Theatre the eagerly anticipated 11th annual BBJAZZ Festival began. The September...Saturday, 14 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 747
James Brown biopic filming in Mississippi By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed ``The Help,'' said Monday that he'll make a biographical feature film about James Bro...Wednesday, 04 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 772
Byline = Antracia Moorings
Bowing Out: A medical emergency has forced D’Angelo to cancel a handful of concert dates, including an appearance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival earlier ...Wednesday, 04 September 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 507
Washington, Carroll 'thrilled' for 'Raisin' return
By MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer
NEW YORK (AP) _ Tony Award winners Diahann Carroll and Denzel Washington will play mother and son on Broadway in a spring revival of the classic American play ``A Ra...Wednesday, 14 August 2013 By - Precinct Reporter Group - Hits: 2870