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Black Women’s Roundtable announces empowerment project

| March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently announced the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project is designed to provide more than 2,000 black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable […]

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The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015
The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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Cherishing history that’s in your attic

| March 5, 2015
Cherishing history that’s in your attic

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies […]

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UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015
UN honors people of African descent

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015
50 years of economic futility

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

| March 4, 2015
McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Transitional Health are scheduled to  offer a Total Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m., March 12 at McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott St. Total Health is a wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with […]

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Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

| March 4, 2015
Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Let’s recap from part one that came to you about the Salvation Army that featured Dewayne Michaels.  Dewayne is a production worker at the Salvation Army Thrift store that’s located in Southgate Plaza.  We learned about his trials and tribulations and how they were conquered with the help of […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015
Facing America’s lynching frenzy

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

| March 4, 2015
Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

(GIN)–The bad old days of the 1980s and 1990s when Burundi was widely considered a police state may be making a comeback. Some 300,000 people lost their lives in the country’s civil war from the 1990s to 2003, which broke out following the death of the country’s first democratically elected president. Human rights defenders and […]

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Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique

| March 4, 2015
Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique

(GIN)–As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of new-found wealth are impossible to miss. Expensive European-style bars and restaurants line the streets of central Maputo. The latest Toyota Pradas, Range Rovers and Jaguars drive down streets named Julius Nyerere, Ho Chi Minh and Kim […]

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