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Westside Gazette Newspaper Fish Fry

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NAACP spends lion’s share of Image Award ad budget with non-Black media What could they be thinking?

By Natalie Cole Our Weekly Publisher and CEO   The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press. So why is it that in the year of our Lord 2014—during Black History Month no less—the NAACP needs to be reminded that the Black Press is interested in the “Advancement of Colored People” too, everyday? What woul ...

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’12 Years A Slave’ To Be Incorporated Into Public High School Curriculum

The award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, a striking and brutally vivid retelling of the true story ofSolomon Northup, will be incorporated into public high school classrooms around the nation beginning in September 2014, according to a The National School Boards Association (NSBA) press release. The NSBA is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed ...

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Beyond the Beat: the Untold Stories of Black College Bands

Beyond the Beat: the Untold Stories of Black College Bands is an Entertainment Documentary that shares an inside look at the inner-workings of Black College Bands. The project examines what it's like to participate in an HBCU Band from the modern-day students' perspective, to the benefits of having taken part from veteran band members and band alumni! ...

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Everything You Missed at the 45th NAACP Image Awards

By NewsOne   Did you miss the 45th NAACP Image Awards? Well, NewsOne, Hello Beautiful and The Urban Daily have you covered! The sites were front and center in covering the show to pull together some the greatest moments for you from slideshows of the best dressed to video of the most moving speeches – and a full list of the winners. Check it out! Pay Homage! Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight Shutdown NAACP ...

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The Gospel Cafe

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Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, according to a report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, It’s even worse for African Americans and other people of color. According to a December report from the National In ...

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Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent

At 12.1 percent the Black unemployment rate is nearly double the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate for Black men over 20 years old jumped from 11.5 percent in December 2013 to 12 percent in January, compared to White men who  experienced a decrease in their unemployment rate from 5.6 percent in December 2013 to 5.4 percent in January. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 y ...

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E-Juju and Griots salute Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka

 A gathering of renowned poets envisioned by the late Amiri Baraka arrived in a profusion of words and memory last Tuesday evening at the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life on NYU campus.   That event was originally conceived by Baraka in collaboration with Manthia Diawara, the director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs, as a tribute to Jayne Cortez, who joined the ancestors a little more ...

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