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FROM NEWSWIRE REPORTS Questions continue to be raised by the family of 17-year old Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging from a swing set from a dog leash and a belt in Bladenboro, N.C. Now reportedly his 32-year old girlfriend, Michelle Brimhall, has gone into hiding. Reports confirm that Brimhall’s parents have acknowledged that their daughter has a drug problem. They also indicated that they haven’t heard f ...

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BY ALMA GILL NNPA COLUMNIST Friend won’t let go of ex Dear Alma, My friend is a single mother. Her husband left her and their three children to be with a younger woman he had been working with. He said the new woman was his soul mate. My friend was devastated and I understand. It’s been almost a year now and she still continues to spiral into a deep depression. Now I can hardly recognize her.  She had kinda ...

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Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA FILM CRITIC   Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would never go in it. There were audible gasps, and a bit of controversy followed. Some weren’t amused that he had the audacity to say what people think. That’s ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Mr. President: Come to Ferguson, MO

BY REV. JESSE JACKSON, SR. Ferguson is too important to be treated on the margins.  It is too important to lead the news one day, and disappear the next.  The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the police response to the demonstrations that followed, the horror of a clearly biased prosecutor driving a grand jury to fail to make an indictment – all this isn’t simply about Ferguson.  There is a Ferguson i ...

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Nobody Knows the Trouble We’ve Seen

  BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah! Those are the opening lyrics to “Nobody knows the trouble  I’ve seen,” a spiritual with roots  as a slave song. It was originally called, “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Had.” The enormously gifted Marian Anderson popularized “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” ...

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Studies link obesity and cancer

Two new studies presented on Nov. 3 at the American Institute for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in Northwest revealed that obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Latino women. ...

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STL Rams show support for Ferguson protesters, Police Officers Association seek disciplinary action for gesture

SPECIAL TO NNPA FROM THE ST. LOUIS AMERICAN (NNPA)--Members of the St. Louis Rams showed their support for protests in Ferguson, Missouri, when they took the field against the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon when the receiving corp put their hands up, a sign of the "hands up, don't shoot," message used by protesters. Despite the show of solidarity with protesters, the players involved said they just want p ...

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