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The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014
The King letter, sordid government surveillance

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call But, these responses betray a woeful ignorance that exists among the American public and the media’s failure to properly and clearly address government abuses and the targeting of civil rights and Black Power Movement leaders and organizations. This sordid and disgusting episode in U.S. intelligence activity isn’t […]

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Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

| November 28, 2014
Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

By Jong Won Lee Special to the NNPA from Korea Daily Via New America Media ATLANTA—For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U.S. wig industry—a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile manufacturers in South Korea put […]

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Stevie Wonder surprises audience during Auburn Hills performance

| November 27, 2014
Stevie Wonder surprises audience during Auburn Hills performance

By Anastasia Melton Special to Frost Illustrated AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Stevie Wonder treated the audience to a number of surprises during his recent performance, Nov. 20, at The Palace in Auburn Hills. First of all, heavy snowfall that struck Michigan in the wake of the crippling storm that concurrently hit the […]

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

| November 27, 2014
Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many. Devastating numbers in a report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes […]

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A nation where slavery still thrives

| November 27, 2014
A nation where slavery still thrives

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist A couple of weeks ago, law enforcement officials in Mauritania arrested nine people for doing something the government considers radical: protesting slavery. In 1980, Mauritania became the last nation in the world to legally abolish slavery, an institution that that had existed in the poor, landlocked Islamic West African country […]

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Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

| November 27, 2014
Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

Nov. 26, 2014 The killing of Michael Brown will forever leave a void in the hearts and lives of his parents, family and friends, who lost a son and loved one much too soon. His killing and the decision to not indict Officer Wilson are painful reminders of the criminal justice disparities. A grand jury […]

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Grand jury refuses to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

| November 27, 2014
Grand jury refuses to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

By Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS–After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr., St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch […]

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Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014
Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal […]

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2014 Gala Extravaganza honors variety of community contributors as ‘Lions’

| November 26, 2014
2014 Gala Extravaganza honors variety of community contributors as ‘Lions’

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Fort Wayne Urban League FORT WAYNE– Fort Wayne Urban League (FWUL) welcomed a large gathering of influential business and community leaders to the Fort Wayne Urban League Annual Gala Extravaganza. The event, was held to celebrate another successful year of Urban League community services. Gala attendees were introduced […]

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Think life, live longer

| November 26, 2014
Think life, live longer

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive. Hey! What a relief! When you think about it, life is wonderful and everyone should count their many blessings; see what God had done. Whether you have a chronic […]

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