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IN MEMORIAM: Legendary Morgan State and New York Knicks Assistant Coach Nat Frazier Passes Away at 84

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Morgan State University, a historically Black institution located in Baltimore, Maryland, recently celebrated the life of legendary award-winning basketball coach Nathaniel Frazier, who passed away Sept. 22 at Howard County General Hospital at the age of 84. A former NBA New York Knicks Assistant Coach and an NCAA Division…

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American Cancer Society Launches New Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Get #YOUnited” in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is teaming up with celebrity ambassadors this month to encourage their families, friends, fans and followers alike to “Get #YOUnited” in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing celebrity designed merchandise and giving donations. With this new campaign, ACS has engaged notable pop culture figures to become ambassadors in championing…

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BOXTOROW Polls: Polls remain steady as Aggies remain No. 1 in HBCU football; Bowie State still undefeated

The top five teams remained the same and there was not a lot of significant movement overall in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. In the coaches poll, all top five teams – North Carolina A&T, Bethune-Cookman, Alcorn State, Florida A&M, and South Carolina State – won respective games on Saturday. Southern and Prairie View…

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Environmental Justice Advocates Say Climate Change isn’t a ‘White Thing’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The climate crisis is real. From the devastating of extreme weather events made worse by climate change to the public health implications of increased pollution like heightened asthma attacks, communities are feeling the impacts of this crisis first and worst. Experts said real solutions to the climate…

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African American Spending Power Demands That Marketers Show More Love And Support For Black Culture

African Americans want more for themselves and from corporate America, and they express it with their dollars as they move through the consumer journey, from brand awareness to purchase, as revealed today in Nielsen’s 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series (DIS) Report on African Americans. It’s in the Bag: Black Consumers’ Path to Purchase explores the non-linear and…

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Key Witness in Amber Guyger’s Murder Trial Shot Dead

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Botham Jean’s neighbor who testified courageously and tearfully as a prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Dallas cop Amber Guyger, was found shot dead Friday night in Dallas. Joshua Brown, who lived across the hall from Jean, died of multiple gunshot wounds, Lee Merritt,…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What Matters 2020 – Issues That Impact Minority Communities

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor Every vote counts and Elections have consequences! The 2020 presidential elections will definitely have consequences and it will be important that every vote is counted and accounted for. Everyone and everything in this country is impacted by someone in a position of political leadership who shapes public policy…

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Honda Battle of the Bands Announces Atlanta Homecoming

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will return to Atlanta on Saturday, January 25, 2020 for dynamic performances by the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands and dance teams. Voting is now open for the public to choose their favorite marching bands to perform at the highly-anticipated return of the premier…

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Legendary Olympic Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos Earn Induction into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Their raised fists were as legendary as they were controversial. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, known for their Black Power salute during the 1968 Olympics medal ceremonies, have earned induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. The induction is scheduled for Nov. 1. Smith’s and Carlos’…

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