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Tabernacle MBC to celebrate nursing home ministry

| May 29, 2015
Tabernacle MBC to celebrate nursing home ministry

FORT WAYNE—Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church is scheduled to host an appreciation service for the Operation Care Nursing Home Ministry, sponsored by Sister Rena Carter and family, at 5 p.m., June 6 at the church, 3404 E. Chestnut St. The program is set to celebrate seven years of service in the nursing home ministry by Minister […]

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Myth of the ‘absent’ black dad refuted

| May 29, 2015
Myth of the ‘absent’ black dad refuted

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Contrary to the myth, though black men are more likely to live apart from their children than whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The report covers a sample of sample of 10,403 men […]

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The GOP’s lunatic center

| May 29, 2015
The GOP’s lunatic center

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks […]

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Call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

| May 29, 2015 | Reply
Call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots […]

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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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