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    St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 1355 W. 21st Street in San Bernardino, has announced the Reverend Godfrey R. Patterson as the church’s new senior pastor.  He was appointed by the Rt. Rev. Clement W. Fugh, Presiding Prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church. Rev. Patterson has more than 40 ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Chadwick Boseman, graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in 2000. On May 12, Boseman returned to his alma mater to address the Class of 2018, while receiving an honorary degree. The Howard University graduation is one of more than 100 Historically Black College ...
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    By Tatyana Hopkins NNPA Special Correspondent When Oluwakanyinsola Adebola signed up to do community service as part of Howard University’s Alternative Spring Break, she knew she wouldn’t be joining her classmates and thousands of other college students who use their week off to party and play in the sun and surf of Jamaica or Aruba ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. I once asked the first African American billionaire, Reginald F. Lewis, what single word best defined the most determinative factor that led to his monumental financial success? Mr. Lewis answered, “Preparation.” To accept or to meet the challenges of life, one must first be prepared. Attaining a quality education ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor A new poll about sickle cell disease (SCD), presented by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Pfizer revealed that while the majority of respondents were familiar with the illness, less than 40 percent realized that it disproportionately affects people of African descent. The NNPA is a trade ...