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Crime and Safety Report: December 24-30 Edition

| December 22, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: December 24-30 Edition

Two arrested in meth bust; four children removed from home FORT WAYNE—Shortly before 1 a.m., Dec. 12, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Emergency Services Team and Vice and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in connection to the manufacturing and distribution of Methamphetamine at 1018 Rabus Drive. Joshua Smith and Margaret Perlich were […]

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We need to use our black economic power

| December 21, 2014
We need to use our black economic power

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Courtesy of National News Releases How can a group have more than three million people with college degrees be so under-developed economically? How can a people have more than 10,000 elected officials have so little economic power? Why do African Americans only spend three percent of their income with each other? […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder seeks better educational opportunities for imprisoned juveniles

| December 21, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks better educational opportunities for imprisoned juveniles

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth,  the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help black youth, a group confined to juvenile correctional facilities at higher […]

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40-year retrospective highlighting development, accomplishments of Dance Theatre of Harlem

| December 20, 2014
40-year retrospective highlighting development, accomplishments of Dance Theatre of Harlem

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Museum of Art recently announced the scheduled opening of Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, an exhibition that highlights the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who dared to overcome social norms and prejudices to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of world class dancers. […]

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GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

| December 19, 2014
GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

Pioneer’s story inspires STEM students, professionals DETROIT—A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors’ senior vice president of global quality and customer experience, was awarded the highest honor […]

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Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

| December 19, 2014
Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]

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‘Black Lives Matter’ heard round the world

| December 19, 2014
‘Black Lives Matter’ heard round the world

(GIN)—Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter. Protests are capturing front page headlines, are the topic of talk shows and the buzz of social media from Peoria to Palestine. Reuters opinion editor Amana Fontanella-Khan in a recent piece, observed: “In some countries, developments in Ferguson and Staten […]

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‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

| December 19, 2014
‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

(GIN)–Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi Arabia also had a bone to pick with […]

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ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

| December 19, 2014
ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

(GIN)–The list of war crimes being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) is growing smaller. Earlier this month, the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya was dismissed after witnesses became unavailable to testify and the government rejected the court’s jurisdiction over the charges. This week, Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court prosecutor, suspended investigations […]

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Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

| December 19, 2014
Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]

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