Ben Powers best known for Good Times passes at 64

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Ben Powers, best known for his role on Good Times, died at age 64 on April 6 in New Bedford Mass. When you are facing 50 it seems more and more often you begin to read headlines filled with the passing of actors and singers from your childhood shows.  He joined the show in it’s sixth and final […]

Faith in God

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Sister Tarpley and Susan Sung, wife of Carrollton City Council Candidate, Young Sung for Place 5

“For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard it did not combine it with faith.” – Hebrews 4:2 The people of Israel were called out of the bondage of Egyptian slavery.  God said they […]

Quicken Loans’ lawsuit accuses DOJ of abuse of power

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DETROIT /PRNewswire/ — Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, has filed suit in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no alternative but to take this action after the DOJ demanded Quicken Loans make […]

Dr. Oz not backing down on a call for labeling of GMO foods

Dr. Oz under fire from colleagues at Columbia University

Mehmet Oz (“Dr. Oz”) defended himself this week against criticism from other medical professionals, who say that some of the TV host’s advice and product endorsements lack scientific backing. A group of doctors has sent a letter to Columbia University, asking for Oz’s dismissal from the medical school’s faculty. “I bring the public information that will […]

CDC working to get Ebola new cases to zero

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Speed is paramount in our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as we continue to be vigilant in the fight to extinguish Ebola. The faster we get to communities with suspected cases, the faster we protect the people there. That gets us closer to stopping this epidemic — and protecting people here in […]

Star Wars vs. Batman – Which one won the trailer faceoff

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor This morning listening to J.J. Abrams and company discuss how people gathered in a stadium to watch the new trailer of Star Wars in an interview, they sounded like it was a religious experience of the Easter Sunrise Service variety. As someone who has never seen the original three Star […]

Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp

Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Maya Angelou commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Jazelle Hunt/NNPA)

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First […]

This week with Social Security Matters – Annual Earnings Limits

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by AMAC’s Certified Social Security Advisor C.J. Miles Association of Mature American Citizens QUESTION: I am filing to receive ex-spouse Social Security benefits.  I was told by a friend of mine that her benefits are reduced because her husband works and makes too much money.  I know my ex-husband works.  Will his earnings reduce my […]

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