Federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in 32 states now

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Attorney General Holder Announces Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Married Couples in Six Additional States In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six [...]

Does the black female image chosen prove Paula Deen just doesn’t get it?

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Most black people don’t like Paula Deen.  The main exception, of course, is Steve Harvey, who chose Deen to help him mentor boys at his summer camp.  This decision didn’t sit well with all of the black chefs who would be dying for the opportunity that an allegedly racist white woman received without even asking for [...]

Faith and community leaders plan for Freedom Sunday push to the polls

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Pastors and community leaders from around the state attended the Freedom Sunday clergy luncheon hosted by IBOC Church, Pastor Rickie Rush and the gracious members of his congregation. The attendees met to discuss ways to maximize our effort get the the vote out for Freedom Sunday on Oct. 26. Read more about the plans of the [...]

Korean Wig Shop Owners Feel Pinch of Globalization

At their booth, members of the Korean Beauty Supply Association spoke to concert goers at the Southside Music Festival in Jonesboro, Atlanta in May, 2014.

By Jong Won Lee Special to the NNPA from Korea Daily Via New America Media ATLANTA — For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U. S. wig industry — a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile [...]

8 homes in Frisco evacuated because of gas leak

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Frisco firefighters are monitoring natural gas levels related to a leak in a neighborhood surrounding the intersection of Milestone Ridge and Ridgetop, located west of Coit Rd. and south of Canoe.   Eight homes are evacuated as a precautionary measure; however, no gas is detected inside any of the homes, at this time. At approximately [...]

Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Grand Opening of Texas Ford Aquatics Pool Facility

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A ribbon cutting ceremony for Texas Ford Aquatics, formerly Frisco Aquatics, is scheduled for Friday, Oct 24 at 11:30am.  The ceremony will include a light lunch for attendees and a guided tour of the aquatic facility, located at 8353 Legacy Drive, near Frisco Fire Station #4. In addition, Texas Ford Aquatics (TFA) invites the public [...]

SNL adds second African American female to cast

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“Saturday Night Live” has found a new cast member in its writing staff. Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She’ll begin in this role starting with this week’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode. The comedian was a [...]

43 people finish 21 day monitoring for Ebola following contact with Thomas Eric Duncan

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Today Texas state health officials announced that 43 people who had contact with the first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, are now cleared from twice-daily monitoring after reaching the 21-day incubation period. No one in the group, which includes health care workers, household contacts and community members has any Ebola symptoms. Health care officials say [...]

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