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Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron slugs it out with Obama attackers

| April 19, 2014
Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron slugs it out with Obama attackers

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Major League Baseball’s home run king, Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron has just knocked another one out of the park. But this time, Aaron wasn’t on a baseball diamond. Aaron stood up boldly on the national stage and blasted a political homerun against Republicans who have made a sport […]

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Investigator seeks ID, cause of death of boys buried in ‘white house’ cemetery

| April 19, 2014
Investigator seeks ID, cause of death of boys buried in ‘white house’ cemetery

We had heard this story some time ago on National Public Radio. What’s interesting is that Florida has had similar incidents in modern times. According to this piece, most of these children died in accidents and similar incidents but the allegations of abuse and negligence should not be ignored. While some say nothing sinister was […]

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White Houses refuses comment on Justin Bieber deportation petition

| April 19, 2014
White Houses refuses comment on Justin Bieber deportation petition

Everyone has their priorities. We just hope by passing on this one, the Obama administration hasn’t seriously compromised national security by letting this agent of other worldly forces stay in America! (But, in all fairness and seriousness, some people have argued that if Mr. Bieber were not rich and famous, immigration officials would have tossed […]

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KC highway shooting suspect charged with 18 counts in 9 incidents – CNN.com

| April 18, 2014
KC highway shooting suspect charged with 18 counts in 9 incidents – CNN.com

Once again, the U.S. is plagued with a madman with a gun. At this point, we don’t know if the weapon was obtained legally, illegally, whether the shooter had ever undergone a background check or whatever. The fact is, the rash of mass shootings, gang violence, domestic killings and the like, say this nation has […]

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Tuskegee Airman Leslie Edwards to visit Weisser Park Center

| April 18, 2014
Tuskegee Airman Leslie Edwards to visit Weisser Park Center

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Program is scheduled to welcome famed World War II Veteran and Tuskegee Air Leslie Howard during a special dinner and presentation from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 26,at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. The Tuskegee Airmen are one of the most famed and storied […]

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Brooklyn man exonerated after 24 years in prison

| April 18, 2014
Brooklyn man exonerated after 24 years in prison

By Dana Gethers Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News NEW YORK—Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, has been exonerated after being falsely convicted of murder in August 1989 and spending over 24 years in prison. Fleming was imprisoned for supposedly shooting and killing Darryl Rush in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, despite declaring he was […]

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Pistoius update: Forensic tests challenged

| April 18, 2014
Pistoius update: Forensic tests challenged

The South African justice system seems to be a bit different than the U.S.’s. Here, a celebrity nearly always has the resources for a slam dunk in a court case. In the Pistorius case, it seems the state musters the resources to challenge vigorously the private experts of more privileged citizens. Of course, our view […]

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6-year-old shoots, kills woman

| April 18, 2014
6-year-old shoots, kills woman

If we remember correctly, just recently, a five-year-old boy shot a seven-year-old girl to death in South Carolina. Again, we emphasize with rights—including the right to own a firearm—must come responsibility. Exercising a right without serious regard to responsibility can give birth to a curse. And, this nation—a nation of people who more and more […]

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I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

| April 18, 2014
I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

We’ve heard folks from “different” cultures say they’re tired of black folks being so easily offended. Well, if someone steps on your toe, of course it’s easy for someone on the sidelines to say, “I don’t get it. It doesn’t hurt me.” The nation has come a long way in some regards when talking about […]

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The catch 22 of free speech

| April 18, 2014
The catch 22 of free speech

  People in the African American community long have dealt with this issue of different applications of supposed free speech. For example, when black folks criticize a white president, they traditionally have been considered unpatriotic, even traitorous. But, when white has-been entertainers refer to a black president as a half breed dog, they are lauded […]

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