Dallas Police Chief fires two cops

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Dallas Police issued a press release announcing the termination of two officers today by Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown: The Internal Affairs investigation concluded that between May 30, 2013 and May 21, 2014, Sergeant Jorge Guzman, #7826, engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a Dallas Police Explorer and fraternized with Dallas Police Explorers outside […]

TBAAL celebrating Diahann Carroll

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On Saturday April 25 celebrities, civic, religious, political and arts leaders will gather in the at the luxurious Hilton Anatole Hotel located at 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway to present The Black Academy of Arts and Letters’ Luminary Arts Award to Golden Globe and Tony Award winner and Oscar, Image, Grammy and Emmy nominee, Diahann Carroll. […]

Obese Black men have higher cancer risk

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NEWSWISE — SEATTLE – Obesity has a profoundly different effect on prostate cancer risk in African-American as compared to non-Hispanic white men. Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of […]

Should race matter when African Americans endorse candidates?

Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist based Washington, D.C. and a columnist for NNPA.

Should African Americans Endorse Whites over Blacks? By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist Two prominent Black Maryland officials – Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III – have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a White, over Black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara […]

Red Cross launches new emergency alert app

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The American Red Cross announces the release of its new Emergency App which gives people instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices. This all-inclusive app provides expert advice on what to do in case of disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, […]

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 […]

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