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Burundi social justice activist wins civil courage prize

| October 19, 2017
Burundi social justice activist wins civil courage prize

(GIN)—An international award for civil courage despite extreme personal risk will be given this year to Pierre Claver Mbonimpa of Burundi in a ceremony in New York. Mr. Mbonimpa has documented and taken action on a wide range of abuses, including attacks on members of the opposition, journalists and human rights defenders; political killings, enforced […]

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Voters pick two for run-off in historic Liberian elections

| October 18, 2017
Voters pick two for run-off in historic Liberian elections

(GIN)—Voters in Liberia were lining up at dawn last week to choose new leadership for a nation whipsawed by health and other challenges under the 12 year administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As of Monday, out of a field of 20, the top vote getters were George Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change leading with […]

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Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017
Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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We need a values revolution in America

| October 17, 2017
We need a values revolution in America

Reclaiming our moral values, critiquing the so-called values voters summit By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your officials […]

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ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

| October 17, 2017
ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. […]

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One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

| October 16, 2017
One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:01 a.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton Street. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and […]

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Two wounded in apparent shooting

| October 16, 2017
Two wounded in apparent shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., Oct. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that two males had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. Hospital staff indicated that one of the males was initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. The other male remains in good condition. Detectives […]

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Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

| October 16, 2017
Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 1200 block of Ferguson Avenue to try and locate a vehicle that a woman had reported missing. The woman told officers that her boyfriend had taken her vehicle without permission and had returned the […]

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Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

| October 16, 2017
Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

By Akwasi Evans (NOKOA The Observer/NNPA Member) Have you missed us, lately? We had a lot of news we wanted to share with you, but we couldn’t afford to print it. Each week it gets harder both mentally and physically. This job used to be fun. I still enjoy the service and I love being […]

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Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

| October 14, 2017
Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I have a friend who knows I am hiring people to fix up my house and she keeps suggesting that I hire her cousin. I have hired workers in the past and prefer to keep using them. There’s one particular project, however, that she’s really pushing […]

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