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The last time a president visited Cuba was 1928. It was a very big deal back then, too

President Calvin Coolidge and his wife, Grace Coolidge, at left, with Cuban President Gerardo Machado y Morales, right, and his wife, Elvira Machado, in Havana on Jan. 19, 1928. (AP) Air Force One touched down in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the country since 1928. That year, Calvin Coolidge made the 100-mile, overnight journey from Key West to Havana ...

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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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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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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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Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

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Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church Donates $1M to Smithsonian’s African-American History Museum

 From Left: Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture; the Rev. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church; Patricia Johnson, chair of the ASBC Deacon Board; and James McNeil, chair of the ASBC Board of Trustees                                                                                                               ...

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