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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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Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

By Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll Wire Service Correspondents SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly Saturday. Curry was elected by a landslide in a vote at the Episcopal General Convention, the top legislative body of the church. Curry earned 121 of 174 votes ...

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Off to a Great Start!

Participants at the Central Ohio Diabetes Association's Day Camps for children with diabetes take part in a game of Red Light, Green Light at Hoover YMCA Park. More than an estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes including over 208,000 children who have been diagnosed. Exercise can be one of the key components in managing diabetes in its early stages. (Photo provided by Charles Farmer / Central Ohio Di ...

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Black homeowners still hurting from Great Recession

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “In 2007, median wea ...

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LA Lakers grab D’Angelo Russell with 2nd pick in NBA draft

The Los Angeles Lakers chose Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell with the second pick in the NBA draft ...

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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a Black man

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of White Supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a Black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of Blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a White female he was interested in began dating an African American, according to a relat ...

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations. Commenting on the Charleston tragedy on June 18, Pr ...

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Creekside

Over the weekend, central Ohio visitors flocked to Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna's historic district. Good food, plenty of vendors, art and music filled the air despite the wet weather. (Staff Photo) ...

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National HIV Testing Day Focuses on Those Unaware of Their Status

AIDS Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio) and the Ohio AIDS Coalition (OAC) are proud to recognize National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2015. ...

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Hospitals profit from exorbitant markups

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures. And for 50 hospitals in particular, the mark-ups are as high as 12 times the amount it costs them to deliver those services. This is the revelation from a paper published last week in the Health Affairs medical journal, titled “ ...

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