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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015
Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

| May 22, 2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

Part 2 of 2 By Yvonne Coleman Bach Louisville Defender Editor Editor’s note: Last week, we presented an article giving an overview of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the personal story of article author Yvonne Coleman Bach and her husband Stephen. This week, we present part two of the article which focuses on Willie […]

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I almost gave up!

| May 20, 2015
I almost gave up!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The people of God have lost hope. We have allowed the cares of this world and of this life to weigh us down. Instead of looking our problems in the face and telling them how big our God is, we often allow our problems to overtake us. Sadly, we allow […]

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Obituaries: May 20-26 Edition

| May 20, 2015
Obituaries: May 20-26 Edition

 

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Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

| May 19, 2015
Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. currently is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship awards. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Alan McGee and family. Ayers Communications plans to award three $500 scholarships to students during the Fifth Annual Amnesty Festival, scheduled for Aug. 22 at McMillen Park. Applications are available at ayerscommunicationsinc.weebly.com at the […]

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Burundi leader, stifling attempted coup, cracks down on media

Burundi leader, stifling attempted coup, cracks down on media

(GIN)–Burundi’s President Pierre Nkuruziza, who narrowly avoided his removal from office by a citizen-backed military coup, has turned against the media that closely reported the day to day protests. Nkuruziza was out of the country in Tanzania at a meeting of East African leaders when he learned that hundreds of Burundians were cheering his overthrow […]

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Ghanaian celebrities join call to end painful power outages

Ghanaian celebrities join call to end painful power outages

(GIN)–Throngs of Ghanaians thronged the capital Accra this past week but the celebrities in their midst were not the main attraction. Thousands of citizens, movie stars, civil servant, academics and others took to the streets to protest the government’s failure to end a three-year long electric power crisis. The energy crisis has crippled business at […]

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Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

(GIN)–In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing. It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008—and feed them at the same time. The “garden-in-a-sack” concept, introduced by the NGO Solidarites International, makes it possible to grow food in small spaces and […]

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Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

| May 18, 2015
Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

CANI becomes ‘Brightpoint’ in lives of people seeking opportunity By Madeline Marcelia Garvin For those who know me, I do not like driving in morning or afternoon rush hour traffic! I also do not like green eggs and ham. Though we were served a Belgian waffle with strawberries and cream, we also had scrambled eggs […]

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The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

| May 18, 2015
The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

My Life Has Already Been Poured Out As An Offering Roosevelt Dixie Sr., the fourth child of seven children of the late William H. and Willa L. Dixie, was born in Ensley, Ala., (on his Mother’s birthday) on March 23,  1928. As a child, he was baptized at an early age and was a member […]

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