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Pope plans trip to South Sudan amidst civil war, famine

| March 1, 2017
Pope plans trip to South Sudan amidst civil war, famine

(GIN)—At a question and answer session at Rome’s All Saints Anglican Church, Pope Francis revealed that his staff is “studying the possibility” of a visit to embattled South Sudan. He said the reason was that the Anglican, Presbyterian and Catholic bishops of South Sudan had come to ask him: “Please, come to South Sudan, even […]

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U.S. war on ‘fake news’ cheers free press enemies across globe

| March 1, 2017
U.S. war on ‘fake news’ cheers free press enemies across globe

(GIN)—Vitriolic attacks on mainstream media in the U.S. could be giving repressive foreign leaders the go-ahead to stifle their own media critics, thus ending a recent opening for crusading journalists in Africa and the developing world. This week, the NY-based Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) urged the Trump administration to end its war on media, […]

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Cocoa has flavor—and flavonoids

| March 1, 2017
Cocoa has flavor—and flavonoids

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid. This nutrient has been found to be highly concentrated in dark chocolate. The darkest chocolate has the greatest amount of this substance. […]

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Obituaries: March 1-7, 2017 Edition

| March 1, 2017
Obituaries: March 1-7, 2017 Edition

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Navient charged student borrowers too much, says CFPB

| February 27, 2017
Navient charged student borrowers too much, says CFPB

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The financial futures of more than 12 million federal and private student loan borrowers who collectively owe approximately $300 billion is at the crux of a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB is suing Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for using shortcuts and […]

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Why is President Trump’s only senior black staffer a Democrat?

| February 27, 2017
Why is President Trump’s only senior black staffer a Democrat?

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon administration of the ’60s and ’70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America can’t […]

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You gotta see the devil coming

| February 26, 2017
You gotta see the devil coming

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly/NNPA Member) Invariably as a Christian, the notion of Satan will come up and that conversation can range from soup to nuts, as we all know. I am often encouraged in these, sometimes crazy, discussions that God’s plan is very precise and obvious to those looking for His Word. My […]

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In God’s time

| February 26, 2017
In God’s time

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy Since 1,000 years are equated to one of God’s days, 40 percent of one of his days he would not communicate with the prophets on the earth by visions or dreams.  Yet, he worked through a narrow corridor of believers through a strait gate by which he delivered his only begotten […]

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Studying Racism as an act of repentance, resistance in the Trump era

| February 25, 2017
Studying Racism as an act of repentance, resistance in the Trump era

By Jim Wallis, Feb. 16, 2017 Courtesy of the Sojourners Last week, a black professor told me he always asks his white students if they have ever heard racism called a sin in the pulpits of their churches growing up. The answer is almost always no. That will be absolutely key to a revival for […]

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I&M presents United Way of Allen County $50,000 for 211

| February 24, 2017
I&M presents United Way of Allen County $50,000 for 211

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Michigan Power recently delivered to the United Way of Allen County $50,000 for the United Way 211 service center on behalf of the AEP Foundation. The United Way 211 service center connects individuals with needed resources 24-hours a day, 365 days a year via the 2-1-1 dial code, text or online. Handling more […]

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