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Lodges to be built for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale workers as hotels fill

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Companies use on-site trailers to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, and they’ve rented blocks of

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Emergency preparedness plans marginalize Blacks

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This September marks the 10th anniversary for National Preparedness Month. And when it comes to emergency

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Beyond Ferguson: Time for young Black leaders
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of ...
More students aspire to attend college, ACT study finds
American College Testing Inc., which offers college admissions assessments for high school students through standardized tests, says a new study finds interest in higher education to be increasing among high ...
Ferguson protesters victimized by tactics that protect and serve police
By Ishmael Sistrunk Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — In the world of sports, big, strong black Americans are cheered, celebrated and worshipped. GMs, scouts and ...
U.S. police killings spark national, global response
(Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Including Michael Brown, five unarmed Black men have been killed by police officers across the nation. Tensions are high as many ...
Perspectives about Brown’s death as different as Black and white
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Reactions to the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, ...
Christensen set to be U.S. first Black female governor
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper) — The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that ...
Black voters in the South face new threats
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), Blacks, ...
Are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
By Stuart Wolpert Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other ...

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