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And you thought Ryan had a bad budget plan

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been carefully trying to put some distance between him and running mate Paul Ryan's radical budget proposal but he has a major problem – his

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  • Written by George Curry

Should President Obama do more for African Americans?

by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama has been hearing one persistent grumble from the moment he entered the White House. And that's that he has not said and done enough to boost African Americans.

It's been nothing more than a low intensity grumble for two simple reasons. One is that African Americans backed him in near record numbers in his 2008 presidential drive. They will back him again in November in vote numbers that will equal or come close to those they gave him four years ago.

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  • Written by New America Media

Romney makes clumsy attempt to enlist African Americans

by Raynard Jackson

When Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP during their national convention, I thought his speech was horrible and quite a waste of time because he said nothing that would be of any interest to the black community.

Most people, of all political stripes, thought my analysis was right on the mark. But not those in the Romney campaign. They would have been upset if anyone had been as critical of the candidate, but I think they were especially perturbed that this unflattering portrait was being painted by a longtime black Republican.

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Chef Timothy takes good health message to Indiana expo

This month at the Indiana Black Minority Health Expo, I delivered the keynote address before a group of people eager to learn more about the benefits of eating a nutritious diet and how it plays an important part in preventing and reversing many of the health problems that continue to plague our community.

The group was receptive to the information, as much as I was eager to present it to them via facts, figures and illustrations.

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Need I say it again? Show me the money!

by Cloves C. Campbell

Last week I penned an article titled "Show Me The Money." The article questioned whether the "Black Vote" was being taken for granted by the Obama campaign (as evidenced by) the small amount of resources allocated to the Black Press and other black entities.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

The ‘Black Vote’ again taken for granted

by Cloves Campbell Jr.

There are less than 100 days until voters throughout the country cast their votes for the next president of the United States of America as well as candidates for U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, state legislatures and city councils. The campaign war chests for President Obama and Mitt Romney total almost $3 billion! However, as of this writing, not one dollar has been spent in the "Black Press."

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Easing colonoscopy fear starts with eating right

Fear of the unknown is an unpleasant emotion – much like walking into a darkened room and not knowing what lurks within. That's the way some people feel about getting a colonoscopy. If you haven't had one, the thought of such an invasive procedure may scare the wits out of you.

The majority of patients do well after a colonoscopy. But there could be serious side effects, if

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A word to the right: anti-poverty programs have worked

Conservatives continue to assert that anti-poverty programs have failed when, in fact, they have saved millions of people from plunging into poverty.

"Fox News," the house organ for right-wingers, has led this disinformation campaign. Let's examine what two network contributors said on the same day (July 23, 2012):

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  • Written by George Curry

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