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Florida Legislative Black Caucus Chair Senator Arthenia Joyner responds to Governor Rick Scott’s 2013-2014 Budget Proposal

State Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa), Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus (FLBC) recently released the following statement on the 2013-2014 state budget proposal from Governor Rick Scott ...

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The Publishers represented at 21st Annual Trumpet Awards High Tea, High Heels event

NNPA publishers were honored at the High Tea with High Heels at the Hyatt event ...

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High Graduation rates reach 40-year high – but not for Blacks

According to the report, the graduation rate for African American students in 2010 was 66.1 percent, compared to 83 percent for Whites and 93.5 percent for Asian American students. ...

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New Mount Olive Youth Group witnesses history

New Mount Olive Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. witnessed history when they attended the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday, January 21, 2013. ...

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Immigration reform looms as a controversial public issue

“Immigration reform is a very complex topic ...

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City of Fort Lauderdale launches annual Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest

The City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, is sponsoring the Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest to celebrate Drinking Water Week, ...

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Whitney Houston honored at NAACP Image Awards

She won two awards in the music categories: outstanding song, for the “I Look To You” duet with R. Kelly ...

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PBS celebrates Black History Month with special programs and New Black culture website

PBS announced it will launch the PBS Black Culture Connection, a digital storybook of Black films, history, trends and discussion that’s available throughout the year on PBS.org, on Feb. 1, 2013 ...

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Metro east native Reginald Hudlin receives Oscar nod for ‘Django’

Reginald Hudlin has been nominated for an Academy Award. Hudlin, an Assumption High School graduate, is one of the producers of the Quentin Tarantino film, ‘Django Unchained,’ which was nominated for Best Picture recently. ...

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Samuel Jackson is for live action kite

Samuel L. Jackson is set to top line a live action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 Japanese anime film “Kite ...

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