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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014
Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014
GOP’s impeachment gambit

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

| July 24, 2014
Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

(GIN)—At an upcoming “Girl Summit” this week in London, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will speak out against a growing trend of young girls pushed to marry at 14 and then swiftly divorced, trapped in a cycle of child labor in order to send money to their parents in Ethiopia. The UK-based ODI will warn […]

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Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

| July 23, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

56-year-old woman found dead in apartment FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:56 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2440 Fairfield Ave., Regency House Apartments, in reference to a female that was found unresponsive inside an apartment. Officers and medics arrived on scene and located a female/adult, later identified as 56-year-old Audrey […]

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Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

| July 23, 2014
Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

(GIN)–A Pakistani teen who survived certain death from a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram. On the first leg of a three day visit, Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and her father, Ziauddin, spoke with some of the mothers, telling them […]

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Special Blood Drive Held In Honor Of Wyatt Schmaltz; Huntington community encouraged to give blood

| July 23, 2014

HUNTINGTON—An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 26 at Life Church, 900 East State Street in Huntington, in honor of three-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz. Wyatt is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in young nerve cells. “Wyatt is strong and he’s a […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014
The state of Black Euphoria

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

| July 23, 2014
Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

(GIN)—The AIDS activist community shared a moment of silence this week in remembrance of the six leaders in AIDS research who perished recently in an aircraft explosion. Among the dead was Joep Lange, a leading expert in the field of medicinal AIDS therapy and once called “the father of AIDS research” in developing countries. Former […]

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Spotlight on Larry Martin of Platinum Collision and for being himself

| July 23, 2014
Spotlight on Larry Martin of Platinum Collision and for being himself

By Jeanie Summerville   What’s up, babies? Today is July 22, 2014, which means, today is my third year anniversary of shining the spotlight on you and all that you do, in the name of love.  As we travel on our journey, to get to know one another better, the more you know, the less you […]

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

| July 22, 2014
Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

By Jeffery L. Boney Special to the NNPA from  Houston Forward Times (Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily. Last month, at a house party in southwest Houston, a 16-year-old African American female who identifies […]

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Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

| July 22, 2014
Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

(GIN)–A contentious debate will take place recently in England’s House of Lords on a subject close to the heart of Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, now an outspoken advocate for a dignified death at life’s end – something he fears was denied to his best friend and collaborator for human rights–Nelson Mandela. Tutu, […]

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