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Co-caine killed Able

| June 29, 2016
Co-caine killed Able

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves. This beverage was ultimately called Coca-Cola. Today, of course this thirst quencher is […]

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Obituaries: Jun 29-July 5, 2016 Edition

| June 29, 2016
Obituaries: Jun 29-July 5, 2016 Edition

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Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

| June 28, 2016
Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal […]

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IU’s FACET group weighs in on incorporating faculty input at IPFW

| June 28, 2016
IU’s FACET group weighs in on incorporating faculty input at IPFW

As members of the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and as faculty leaders recognized for our accomplishments at IPFW in teaching and learning, we write this statement to express a viewpoint missing from much of the discussion regarding the Legislative Services Agency Study Group: that of faculty, particularly given our role […]

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Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

| June 28, 2016
Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? We’ve seen some beautiful sunny days outside and I hope the beauty continues, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because when he knew what he wanted to do […]

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New opposition in Zimbabwe launches campaign

| June 28, 2016
New opposition in Zimbabwe launches campaign

(GIN)—Zimbabwe‘s former vice president, Joice Mujuru, was the headliner at a rally this week in Matabeleland in one of the first public events of the new Zimbabwe People First opposition party. The newly-launched campaign promptly took on the incumbent—President Robert Mugabe—in advance of elections in 2018. Mujuru accused the government of being disinterested in the […]

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Independent probe sought in Gambian activist’s jail death

| June 28, 2016
Independent probe sought in Gambian activist’s jail death

(GIN)—A leading opposition figure in the Gambia was found dead in a cell shortly after his arrest for taking part in a protest, according to local reports. The cause of death of Solo Sandeng was listed as “shock and respiratory failure,” according to a medical certificate of death. Ebrima Solo Sandeng, the National Organizing Secretary […]

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Senegal’s leader frees ex-president’s son jailed for corruption

| June 28, 2016
Senegal’s leader frees ex-president’s son jailed for corruption

(GIN)—The pardoned release of Karim Wade, son of ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, has raised questions about the current Senegalese president’s campaign commitment to fight corruption. President Macky Sall defeated the elder Wade by promising to end impunity for financial crimes in 2012. In 2013, Karim was accused of illegally amassing about $1.4 billion, but was cleared […]

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Another take on Brexit from an African perspective

| June 28, 2016
Another take on Brexit from an African perspective

(GIN)—Writing on the blogpost This Is Africa, Malawi journalist Levi Kabwato tackled the much reported story of “Brexit” from his own unique perspective. “European Union policies towards Africa and the rest of the Global South are unhelpful to the ordinary African,” he began. “It is against this backdrop that we must see Britain’s referendum on […]

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Long-running apartheid crimes case axed by Supreme Court

| June 28, 2016
Long-running apartheid crimes case axed by Supreme Court

(GIN)—Efforts by South African victims of racist apartheid to obtain justice suffered a new defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court this month when the judges declined to revive a suit against two U.S. companies that, according to the complaint, helped to suppress the black population. The judges left in place a 2015 ruling that cleared […]

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