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Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

| July 28, 2015
Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the wake of the mass murder of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C. and the rash of unsolved fires at black churches in the South, a coalition of black groups are calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to establish a “reparatory justice” […]

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E. Coli on your feet will defeat ya!

| July 28, 2015
E. Coli on your feet will defeat ya!

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: E Coli—a motile, rod like bacteria that are found in the intestines (gut), in man and many animals and under certain conditions can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care. It’s amazing that today, there are numerous glamour and health magazines that contain featured stories […]

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God’s grace is enough for me!

| July 28, 2015
God’s grace is enough for me!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I have recently had some discussion with some folks on the topic of grace. When asked, “What is grace?” most of the people answered, that it was the thing that was said before meals. I remember sitting for a second and wondering if these people were serious. It turns out […]

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Former Frost, El Mexicano political writer Dan Jehl crosses over at 68

| July 27, 2015
Former Frost, El Mexicano political writer Dan Jehl crosses over at 68

FORT WAYNE—Daniel J. Jehl was passionate about a number of things in life, especially when it came to the community and the effect politics and politicians had on it. Jehl, 68, a former political writer for both El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated newspapers, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at home. Born in Fort Wayne, […]

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Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

| July 27, 2015
Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system. The panel, on June 26, focused on issues impacting women […]

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Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless

| July 27, 2015
Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Racism is flaring its ugly head again on the island of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For decades, thousands of Haitians have crossed over into the more affluent Dominican Republic to seek better economic opportunities. Over the years, some of these Haitians stayed, made […]

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Congress urges stronger action against payday loan vendors

| July 27, 2015
Congress urges stronger action against payday loan vendors

Charlene Crowell By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized. The enforcement action announced July 7, affects two lenders based in Kansas City, Mo., who […]

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Will the crucifixion in Charleston lead to a resurrection?

| July 27, 2015
Will the crucifixion in Charleston lead to a resurrection?

By the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist The confederate flag finally came down in Charleston, S.C.  The flag celebrated the sedition, slavery and secession of the Civil War. When Robert E. Lee surrendered, that flag was taken down. It was raised again over the statehouse in 1961 to celebrate segregation, suppression and states […]

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How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

| July 27, 2015
How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are going to let them down.”–President Lyndon B. Johnson on […]

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Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

| July 27, 2015
Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The debate in connection with the flags of the former Confederate States of America (CSA) has unleashed a badly needed debate about U.S. history. As many commentators are noting, for the first time in a long time we are not just discussing whether the flags of the Confederacy offend […]

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