National Black Leadership Commission Hosts AIDS 2018 Gospel Extravaganza October 25

Culminating 30 years of service through educating, mobilizing and empowering Black leaders to address and proactively fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other health disparities facing African Americans, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) will host a Gospel Extravaganza concert at Harlem’s historic Aaron Davis Hall at the City College Center for the…

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League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area Sponsors Candidate Forum for S.C. House Districts 100 and 102 and Berkeley County Council District 7

The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum with candidates running to serve Districts 100 and 102 in the South Carolina House of Representatives and District 7 on Berkeley County Council. The forum will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:30 pm. The forum will take place at Heart to Heart Outreach Ministry,…

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American Democracy: A View from the Mirror

By Dr. William Small, Jr. In the world of politics, both international and domestic, perhaps there is nothing more important for governments than the maintenance of the ability to self-define. This statement is very much connected to the strategy for constructing public arguments or debating, which says that once the major premise is accepted, the…

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Mall for Africa Sells U.S. Cars to Customers in Nigeria

By Stacy M. Brown,NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Mall for Africa, an award-winning patented e-commerce platform, announced that it will add cars from the United States the long list of items that it sells. The company said it will sell American made cars to its customers in Nigeria, effective immediately, with plans to expand to 16…

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Blacks Get Kidney Disease, Need Dialysis Three Times More Often Than Whites

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Tina Turner revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at “20 per cent and plunging rapidly.” Turner’s serious medical battles began in 2013.…

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Revered South Carolina State Coach ‘Buddy’ Pough Prepares to Exit Alma Mater

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In South Carolina sports lore, no program is more revered by African Americans than the South Carolina State University Bulldogs. And, not many coaches are as beloved as Oliver “Buddy” Pough. When the Bulldogs face Delaware State on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, it’s…

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Rihanna Says No to Super Bowl Halftime Invite – Social Media Explodes

By Stacy M. Brown,NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When the National Football League invited Rihanna to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl, the 9-time Grammy winner and Fenty business mogul took a knee. Reportedly, the pop princess not only said, “No,” but her words were more like, “Hell no.” Rihanna said she’s showing solidarity with Colin…

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Charleston County School Board Candidate Forum Co-Sponsored by CofC’s School of Education

By Amanda Kerr The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at the College of Charleston, in conjunction with the Charleston Teacher Alliance, is co-sponsoring a Charleston County School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Questions for the forum will be submitted from current Charleston County teachers and aspiring teachers from the College of Charleston. The purpose of the event is…

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Art Films Dominate the 2018 New York Film Festival

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic The new film by Oscar-nominated director Barry Jenkins plays right into the New York Film Festival’s style guide. If Beale Street Could Talk is a lushly created, gorgeously crafted work of art. At times the style outweighs the storyline, but most people looking for art films won’t care. The same can…

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African-American Women and Pregnancy-Related Mortality: How Local Health Departments Work to Reduce the Incidence of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments. NACCHO’s efforts focus on promoting health and equity, combating disease, and improving the quality and length of all lives. Here NACCHO’s CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman discusses the rising maternal mortality rate and strategies to improve maternal health.…

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