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Ohio revises forms, makes changes after gay marriage ruling

By Ann Sanner Wire Service Correspondent COLUMBUS (AP) -- Same-sex couples in Ohio can now hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month that legalized gay marriage across the country. The lead plaintiff in the case that led to the landmark ruling was Jim Obergefell of Cincinnati. He s ...

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Kasich runs

By Julie Carr Smyth Wire Service Correspondent [caption id="attachment_2239" align="alignright" width="300"] OH Gov. John Kasich (R)[/caption] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Saying "big ideas change the world," Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and pitched his well-rounded resume to voters who have a multitude of high achievers to size up. Kasich, 63, launched his ca ...

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Congress struggles to replace No Child Left Behind

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="726"] Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Photo courtesy of NNPA)[/caption] By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Congress works toward a comprehensive education policy that will replace the Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind, two different bills from the House and Senate are up for consideration. No Child Left Behind expired in ...

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Black Christians and Muslims unite around burned churches

[caption id="attachment_13508" align="alignright" width="300"] Across the country places of worship burned long before the threats that followed the SC shooting and the 9/11 attacks. (Photo courtesy of NNPA)[/caption] By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charlesto ...

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Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy Wire Service Correspondent NEW YORK (AP) -- Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned - a debut on Broadway. Producers of the high-energy revival of "On the Town" said Sunday that Copeland will join the show from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6, playing Miss Turnstiles, a love interest f ...

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Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Last month's Supreme Court decision upholding the statute's federal subsidies, which help millions of Americans afford health care, shattered the GOP's best chance of forcing Obama to accept a weakening of his prize ...

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Black women see job prospects improve

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Job prospects for Black women improved in June, as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs report by the Labor Department shows. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 years old fell nearly a full percentage point last month, from 8.8 percent in May to 7.9 percent in June. The unemp ...

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Abortion Rights Issue Regains Momentum

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she was five months pregnant, past the point where she could obtain a legal abortion, 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones of Albany, Ga. ordered prescription abortion pills from a Canadian website. When Jones started feeling pain, she was rushed to the hospital. En route, she delivered the fetus in the backseat of her neighbor’s car. The fetus d ...

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A Vision

  The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a cultural and educational research center, promotes the significance of civil rights developments during the city’s historic past which is becoming more relevant in its mission during the recent killing of black men and the resurgence of confederacy pride. (Photo by Gregory Lewis/GLIMAGE) Learn more at www.bcri.org. ...

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Gentrification ‘Without the Negative’ in Columbus, Ohio

Nearly a quarter of the homes in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio are vacant. In 2011, an arts group moved into an abandoned factory in the area to create 400 West Rich Street, a community that now leases space to woodworkers, performance artists, a coffee shop, painters, sculptors, and others. ...

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