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FAMU Faculty Senate supports further study of banning smoking, tobacco on campus

Mary Simmons takes smoking personally. As director of the Florida A&M University's School of Allied Health's Division of Cardiopulmonary Science, Simmons knows what smoking and tobacco use does to the heart and lungs of people, especially African-Americans. And Simmons believes FAMU should be at the forefront of discouraging smoking. “This is something that I have been talking about with others on campu ...

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Tyra Banks Debuting New Talk Show ‘The FAB Life’

Tyra Banks is taking a second go at the talk show circuit with “The FAB Life” (fun and beautiful), set to air this fall. The supermodel-turned-businesswoman’s last name couldn’t be more perfect, as her new show has already been cleared in over 70% of the country. The official news release reveals that Banks will “will lead a panel of diverse lifestyle experts—social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fas ...

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Obama Honors Alabama Crimson Tide at White House: ‘Call Me O’Bama!’

President Obama huddled with the NCAA Playoff Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team at the White House, the fourth time he’s honored one of Coach Nick Saban’s squads. “My first question is, Coach, what took you so long?” Obama quipped, drawing laughter. “It’s been three whole years since I last saw you.” The team presented the president with a No. 16 Alabama white road jersey, as well as a commemorati ...

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Gabby Douglas Gets Her Very Own Reality Show Leading Up To Rio Olympics

It's been a pretty good week for Gabby Douglas. On Saturday, she won big at the American Cup in Newark, New Jersey, and on Tuesday, her very own TV series was announced. The 2012 Olympic gymnastics all-around champion and her family will be starring in a new reality series on Oxygen called "Douglas Family Gold." Premiering May 25, the show follows Gabby as she prepares for the 2016 Rio Games, and the rest o ...

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Rock Newman Show feat Judy Smith

The Rock Newman Show in conjunction with WHUT (Howard University Television) presents "An Evening with Judy Smith". Video was recorded from the Live December 5, 2013 broadcast in front of a studio audience at WHUT Studios. Native Washingtonian Judy Smith rose to fame on Capital Hill as one of it's most effective Crisis Management Experts. With her long list of high-profile clients from a variety of professi ...

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Payday Lending Supporters Attack CFPB; Top Industry Lenders Face RICO Charges

For years deceptive and predatory lenders have bilked millions of trusting consumers from their hard-earned monies, while consumer advocates have fought back for fair and transparent lending. On February 11, another contentious round of exchanges on debt-trap lending occurred on Capitol Hill. Unlike previous forums, however, this one came with an open bias. A subcommittee of House Financial Services, held a ...

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Blackonomics: Hillary and Bernie Discover and Re-Discover Black People

[caption id="attachment_45411" align="aligncenter" width="840"] James Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. His latest book, Black Dollars Matter! Teach your dollars how to make more sense, is available on his website, Blackonomics.com.[/caption] james Clingman says that the Black community should be asking candidates how much campaign money they’ve spent wi ...

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OP-ED Why President Barack Obama Is One of the Best Ever

[caption id="attachment_45407" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Jeffrey L. Boney serves as Associate Editor and is an award-winning journalist for the Houston Forward Times newspaper. Jeffrey is a Next Generation Project Fellow, dynamic, international speaker, experienced entrepreneur, business development strategist and Founder/CEO of the Texas Business Alliance. If you would like to request Jeffrey as a s ...

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How the Obama Presidency Exposed America’s Unchanged Ways

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.” -Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change Gonna Come.” Many don’t know that it was inspired by Cooke’s experience being turned away from a “Whites ...

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CFPB Orders Citibank to Refund $4.9 million to 2,100 consumers

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a national initiative, dubbed Operation Collection Protection, to further protect consumers from unlawful practices related to debt collection. Now, in a report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FTC summarized its results on behalf of consumers and additionally pledged to continue efforts wi ...

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