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Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

| October 22, 2014
Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

FORT WAYNE—The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture is scheduled to present a special pre-Veterans Day Jazz Tribute featuring the acclaimed Art “Turk” Burton and the Congo Square Ensemble, 8 p.m. to midnight, Nov. 8 at American Legion Post 148, 708 E. Lewis St. Since 1973, Art “Turk” Burton has shared musical experiences with […]

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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014
Banks are now robbing people

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Film project designed to show real, positive black male images

| October 21, 2014

As a 35-year-old black man in America, I must admit, I have become complacent in feeling that the scales of equality have been balancing out. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Alfred Wright, Michael Brown and so many others, have taught me that there is still work to be done. As a filmmaker, I […]

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‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

| October 21, 2014
‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

(GIN)–With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok last April, the Nigerian government took the audacious step this week of announcing a truce with the alleged kidnappers and a possible date for their return. The surprise announcement claimed that since a meeting […]

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Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

| October 21, 2014
Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

(GIN)–Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another? That’s the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva. “Is that even ethical? Will workers amid an epidemic be willing to consider getting a placebo? Which […]

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An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

| October 20, 2014
An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

(GIN)–Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Professor Mazrui had an illustrious scholarly life. He authored […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014
Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

| October 19, 2014
Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

By Chasiti Falls Special to Frost Illustrated ELKHART—Heart City Health Center has done it again. Our diamond-in-the-rough clinic for low-income families has put Elkhart, Ind., on the map once again. Managed Health Services (MHS) awarded Heart City Health Center (HCHC) the Summit Award for Excellence in Care. This is one of two annual state awards […]

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With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

| October 19, 2014
With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

(GIN)–Almost forgotten in the panic sparked by a new Ebola infection–this time of the Dallas nurse apparently suited up properly to care for the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in isolation—some media houses are asking the question: “Where is the nation’s surgeon general?” Although primarily a ceremonial post, the surgeon general has the power of […]

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