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Opinion

Barack Obama is not the first ‘Black President’

by Wilmer Leon

Professor Fredrick Harris has written in his Op-ed, "Still Waiting for Our First Black President," that "Obama has pursued a racially defused electoral and governing strategy, keeping issues of specific interest to African Americans – off the national agenda."

Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, replied to Harris in the "Huffington Post," saying, "Barack Obama...has fought every single day to improve the livelihood and well-being of the African-American

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Teen pregnancies, dangers on the rise

by Zach Burgess
NNPA News Service

After more than a decade in decline, the United States teen pregnancy has been rising in recent years.

According to momlogic.com, the estimated public cost for teen pregnancy in the United States is between $6 billion and $9 billion a year. Eighty percent of teen moms are on some form of public assistance. Seven out of 10 teen mothers are unlikely to receive prenatal care

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Mmmm! Crab cakes made with jackfruit can be most enjoyable

Mmmm! Crab cakes made with jackfruit can be most enjoyable

Everybody loves a good recipe – even if the cook is a homemaker or someone trying to acquire the culinary skills to branch out into the world as a professional chef. You may not choose to become a chef, but that's OK. There are tons of recipes that you can follow that will convince people that you're a skillful cook.

Have you heard of a fruit called jackfruit? Well, if you haven't, it is an edible, tree-borne fruit that can weigh up to 80 lbs

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Street culture vs. church power

The Rev. Marvin Winans' remark, "I refuse to be afraid of us," in the wake of the robbery attack on him by four young black men at a neighborhood gas station on Linwood and Davison (in Detroit), carries a moral truth.

It is a statement deeply rooted in the belief that we cannot throw our children away or become prisoners in our own communities, afraid to go out because young black males have become tigers in the hood, on the prowl for their next victims.

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  • Written by Bankole Thompson

NAACP strays far from its mission

by Raynard Jackson

Those who have followed my writings over the years know that I am not very fond of the modern-day NAACP. They have strayed very far from their original mission and have become a patsy for the Democratic Party. They are more concerned with having a photo taken at the White House than being the picture of equality and fairness for those with no voice.

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