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Democrats Need a Hot Chocolate Party by George E. Curry

Democrats Need a Hot Chocolate Party by George E. Curry

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama and Democrats need pressure from within the party to force them to stand their ground against the Tea Party insurrection in Congress. As was evident in the recent debt ceiling fiasco, conservative House Republicans have gravitated even farther to the right because of pressure … Read entire article »

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North Richmond party a hit, especially with kids

North Richmond party a hit, especially with kids

North Richmond party a hit, especially with kids   Kids took turns Saturday hopping on Richmond Police motorcycles. (photo by Robert Rogers) By: Robert Rogers, Richmond Confidential Pastor Dana Keith Mitchell promised a good party, and with the help of dozens of volunteers and sponsors, he didn’t disappoint. The First Annual North Richmond Community Block Party drew more than 200 residents to Mitchell’s North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church Saturday. Those who turned out were … Read entire article »

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*Richmond Pulse Launches First Print Edition*

*Richmond Pulse Launches First Print Edition*

*Richmond Pulse Launches First Print Edition* by RP Editors Richmond Pulse, an online youth-led media outlet launched last year by New America Media to report on community health issues in the city of Richmond, is today celebrating the publication of it’s first print edition, which you will find inserted in this very issue of The Globe Newspaper. New … Read entire article »

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The Help

The Help

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “The Help,”a best-selling book about a white woman who helps Black maids rebel in the 1960s segregated south, was probably a better read than it is a cinematic experience. On the big screen, the white “savior” liberating Black people storyline seems dated and almost offensive. Skeeter (Emma Stone) is an awkward, outspoken young … Read entire article »

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Final Music on the Main Concert Honors Community, Celebrates Success

Final Music on the Main Concert Honors Community, Celebrates Success

Final Music on the Main Concert Honors Community, Celebrates Success Richmond, Aug. 9, 2011 – Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) is proud to present the final Music on the Main concert of the season on August 24 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the FoodsCo lot at 12th and Macdonald. The concert will feature performances by LAVA, a Latin rhythms band, and East Bay Center’s BLOCO steel pan band. Mexican … Read entire article »

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Miller: S&P Downgrade Result of GOP Legislative Hostage Taking

Miller: S&P Downgrade Result of GOP Legislative Hostage Taking

Miller: S&P Downgrade Result of GOP Legislative Hostage Taking WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement after Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United States’ credit rating, citing the recent budget battle where some Republicans leaders pushed the country to the brink of default. “The downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, … Read entire article »

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Legislature Addresses Status of Boys and Men of Color on August 17, 2011, at State Capitol

Legislature Addresses Status of Boys and Men of Color on August 17, 2011, at State Capitol

Legislature Addresses Status of Boys and Men of Color on August 17, 2011, at State Capitol Swanson’s Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color meets to improve the educational, economic, and health outcomes for minority youth (Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Swanson’s Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in California will hold its first hearing on Claiming the Promise of Health … Read entire article »

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Hip Replacement Recall

Hip Replacement Recall

On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, finally announced a formal recall of its ASR hip implant device, an untested and flawed hip replacement product that had been implanted in over 93,000 people. This recall came after years of pressure from suffering patients, concerned physicians and hospitals, and pressure mounting from the United States government another other countries abroad. The … Read entire article »

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Half-Steppers return home, give their best effort in New Orleans

Half-Steppers return home, give their best effort in New Orleans

Romell Jordan, 5, left, and Josh Johnson, 8, both of Richmond, run around Martin Luther King track in Richmond last week. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn) All good things must come to an end. That’s what happened Friday at the Junior Olympics in New Orleans for the Richmond Half-Steppers. After a two-hour weather delay that saw heavy lightning, thunder and rain, the young Richmond squad ran faster than they ever had before—it’s just that there … Read entire article »

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Stepping Up in Times of Change: The Role of an Interim Executive Director – a three part series…

Stepping Up in Times of Change: The Role of an Interim Executive Director – a three part series…

Stepping Up in Times of Change: The Role of an Interim Executive Director – a three part series… Part three. In part one of this series we discussed when an organization might need to hire an interim executive director. Part two continued with a discussion of how an interim director can serve as a caretaker for an organization and at other times as a change agent. This column completes the series with … Read entire article »

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