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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014
Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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Civil rights groups push Ferguson residents to polls

| September 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the social and political unrest that followed, civil rights leaders have urged citizens of the St. Louis County suburb to transform their community at the […]

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It Is Well With My Soul invites public to participate in National Back to Church Sunday

| August 31, 2014

FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul invites faith congregations to participate in National Back to Church Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 21. Last year, more than one million people came back to church in more than 20,000 churches on a single day. On average, churches saw a 31 percent increase in attendance. It Is Well […]

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Policing the police

| August 31, 2014
Policing the police

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

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Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ whites tried to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson

| August 31, 2014

By Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (NNPA)–The National Guard has rolled in and out, but the pain and passion of people in the streets, in homes and in businesses remain and broken hearts still ache. Tear gas, rubber bullets, gas masks, gas canisters and armored trucks were […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 27 through September 3 Edition

| August 29, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: August 27 through September 3 Edition

Man arrested in death of 78-year-old woman FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 19, detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department Homicide Division and detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit made an arrest involving a homicide investigation. Zachary Reinders, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was arrested without incident.  His arrest is in […]

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Hundreds head towards social media confab in South Africa

| August 29, 2014
Hundreds head towards social media confab in South Africa

(GIN)–Some 400 delegates from 36 African countries are expected to fill the halls at the 18th annual Highway Africa conference for media activism which takes place Sept. 7 through Sept. 8 at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. The two-day event will explore how social media has impacted all aspects of our lives in the last ten years. Dan […]

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Vitamin D is desirable

| August 28, 2014
Vitamin D is desirable

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing an early death  caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Although it is not certain exactly how much vitamin D should be taken on a daily basis, it is […]

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Union Baptist revival proclaims ‘Our Youth are the Future of Today! Let Them Lead’

| August 28, 2014

By Rosiland Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It’s amazing what will happen when young people are encouraged to follow their dreams and the vision placed upon their hearts to give praises to the Lord.  For members and friends of Union Baptist Church, we were blessed with the First Annual “Youth 4 PraiZe Revival” held Aug. […]

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Ebola could sink ‘Africa Rising’ dreams

| August 28, 2014
Ebola could sink ‘Africa Rising’ dreams

(GIN)–An airlift of emergency supplies needed for those treating Liberians with the virus Ebola was launched this past weekend by the U.N. children’s fund–known as Unicef. “The largest component of the supplies was chlorine,” for disinfection, said Unicef’s representative in Liberia, Sheldon Yetts. Other supplies in the airlift were oral rehydration salts and sodium lactate […]

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