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    By Dr. Elizabeth V. Primas The National Family Engagement Summit of 2018 was held in Richmond, Va. Throughout the summit, multiple opportunities were provided for attendees to interact with some of the nation’s leading experts in parent and family engagement. Participants came from near and far. Over 300 teachers, parents, administrators, and community activists participated, ...
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    Film Review: By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Tyrannosaurus, velociraptors and brachiosaurus—run for your lives. The cloned dinosaurs from the theme park Jurassic World are in trouble on the volcanic isle of Isla Nublar, which is erupting, spewing hot lava and emitting a deadly ash cloud. ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire It’s been 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered. And, according to health experts, it’s no secret that an alarming number of children and adolescence have died, and the condition remained in the province of pediatrics. Known as “the silent killer,” SCD ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire London Breed has made history, becoming the first African American woman elected mayor in San Francisco after her opponent conceded in what had been a razor-close race. Breed, who had been appointed mayor last December following the death of Mayor Ed Lee, was forced out of the post after ...
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    By Lauren Poteat NNPA Newswire This year, an unprecedented number of Black women have made history running for political offices across the country. According to blackwomeninpolitics.com, a comprehensive database that lists women of color running for political offices in 2018, currently, over 600 Black female candidates are running for offices nationwide. In an election that ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Despite federal laws addressing discrimination in housing, credit, and more, President Donald Trump signed on May 21, a rollback of an anti-discrimination guidance affecting auto lending. The presidential signature also marked the first time that a policy that had been in effect for several years was reversed through a special, streamlined legislative ...
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    By Dr. Elizabeth Primas When the best educators in America traveled to Washington, D.C. for a series of events celebrating innovation in the classroom and to share best practices in K-12 education, they let officials at the Department of Education and the White House know exactly how they felt about the Trump Administration’s current push ...
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    By Charlene Crowell In the classic movie film, “Gone with the Wind,” the owner of the Tara plantation admonished his daughter for remarking that she didn’t care about her home. In a sharp rebuke, Gerald O-Hara declared that “land was the only thing worth living for, worth fighting for…worth dying for.” For the fictional O’Hara ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux While Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  provide a safety net, access to dental care is a big issue, especially for children of color.  According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, “tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States, five times as prevalent as asthma, ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris announced on April 23 that she will reject corporate money from political action committees (PAC). Sen. Harris’ announcement was made on the popular New York radio show, “The Breakfast Club.” Harris joined Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cory ...