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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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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

james Clingman says that the Black community should be asking candidates how much campaign money they’ve spent with Black-owned media, i.e. newspapers, radio. By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; Black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering Black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has r ...

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

Jeffrey L. Boney says that President Barack Obama accomplished a great deal during his first-term. By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable – especially when you consider the level of obstructionism ...

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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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OP-ED Democrats and Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Vote – See more at: http://www.blackpressusa.com/democrats-and-republicans-continue-to-ignore-black-voters/#sthash.f6BypeHy.dpuf

     Raynard Jackson says that he is amazed at how much of the interactions Republicans have with the Black community is out of                                               fear of being labeled racists, as opposed to engaging with the Black community based on a set of shared values and interests.                                                                                                               ...

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