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I made a vow…

| May 28, 2015 | Reply
I made a vow…

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I made a vow to the Lord. Yes, I know I am not the only one! I made a vow to the Lord that I would follow Him every step of “the way.” The Gospel Keynotes and Juanita Bynum both did versions of the song “I Made a Vow” and […]

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U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa|

U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa|

(GIN)—Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon has been lighting up Africa with solar energy even while the solar industry in the U.S. struggles to catch fire. The Missouri-born artist has become a rising star in the movement to bring electricity from the sun to rural communities. Launched in February 2014, “Akon Lighting Africa” (ALA) describes its aims […]

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South African voters ‘in a bad mood’ over unemployment, corruption|

| May 28, 2015 | Reply
South African voters ‘in a bad mood’ over unemployment, corruption|

(GIN)—Unemployment in South Africa is higher than at any time in the past 11 years—reaching 26.4 percent and almost double that for young people under 25 years of age. Joblessness, combined with lurid reports of corruption, have left voters discouraged and dismayed, according to an internal ANC election strategy document. The party will be facing […]

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As Ethiopia counts ballots, landside for ruling party expected

As Ethiopia counts ballots, landside for ruling party expected

(GIN)–Ethiopians went to the polls over the weekend in an election described as calm, peaceful, and credible by observers from the African Union. The AU observers, however, did not use the familiar phrase “free and fair” or “transparent” to describe the voting. AU observer Chika Charles Aniekwe cautiously explained to the Voice of America: “We […]

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Get lost

| May 28, 2015
Get lost

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times There are several universal principles in life that nobody can refute. The opposite of hot is cold. If you know good, you have to acknowledge evil. For every up, there is a down. As a matter of fact, the reality of opposites lets […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015
How to direct a prejudice through language

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Spotlight on graduate Billy C. West Jr. for making his dream a reality

| May 28, 2015
Spotlight on graduate Billy C. West Jr. for making his dream a reality

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s a wonderful day to be alive and share in the beauty of happiness that can fill one’s soul with joy and excitement as we continue to travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases me to bring […]

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Tom Brady deserves to be punished

| May 28, 2015
Tom Brady deserves to be punished

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist I woke up recently to another bomb of sports news dropped on the NFL: “Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Tom Brady, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The New England Patriots will lose a first round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and […]

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Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

| May 27, 2015
Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

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Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

| May 26, 2015
Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its stalwart civil rights champions earlier this month with the passing of a former Urban League executive. Cheryl Lavon Richard-Townsend, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born, Jan. 12, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Richard-Townsend was a retired consultant for Achieve Global International based out of […]

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