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Maya Angelou is face of newest Forever Stamp

| May 6, 2015
Maya Angelou is face of newest Forever Stamp

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First Lady Michelle Obama, […]

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Kerry brings promise of $45 million for Kenya’s massive refugee camp

Kerry brings promise of $45 million for Kenya’s massive refugee camp

(GIN)–At a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Secretary of State John F. Kerry this week pledged an extra $45 million for the U.N. which is sheltering over a half million refugees fleeing civil unrest, terrorism and violence in Somalia and South Sudan. The Dadaab refugee camp–the largest in Africa–was threatened with closure after Somali […]

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Popular Nigerian writer headlines at World Voices Fest

Popular Nigerian writer headlines at World Voices Fest

(GIN)–Prize-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is hoping to break down some stereotypes at the upcoming World Voices Festival sponsored by the PEN America free expression group. Chimamanda is the co-curator in the festival which starts from May 4. The author of Purple Hisbiscus, her first book; Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Americanah (2013), […]

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Nearly a thousand Nigerian girls freed, many malnourished, pregnant

Nearly a thousand Nigerian girls freed, many malnourished, pregnant

(GIN)—Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials […]

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Blacks turned away from housing—again

| May 6, 2015
Blacks turned away from housing—again

Hope Inc. on April 1 filed suit against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments, alleging racial discrimination By Jose Cassola Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, otherwise known as HOPE Inc., has filed two federal lawsuits against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments alleging racial discrimination. HOPE […]

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Alcohol suspected factor in critical injury one-vehicle crash

| May 6, 2015
Alcohol suspected factor in critical injury one-vehicle crash

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:18 a.m., May 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the 2800 block of E. Maple Grove Avenue after multiple callers reported a vehicle into a tree. Once on scene officers found a severely damaged Chevy Blazer which had impacted a tree head-on. Fire fighters had to extricate the driver, later identified as […]

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Man shot trying to stop van break in; suspect apprehended near scene

| May 6, 2015
Man shot trying to stop van break in; suspect apprehended near scene

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:43 a.m., April 27, Fort Wayne police responded to the reported shooting at 2129 Oakley Street at 9:43 a.m. Uniform officers arrived to find a male adult that was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where his condition was determined to […]

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A wise woman deserves a reward: NAACP honors local trailblazers

| May 6, 2015
A wise woman deserves a reward: NAACP honors local trailblazers

FORT WAYNE—On May 2, the NAACP Religious Affairs committee held its Women of Wisdom Pre-Mothers Day Luncheon with a diverse cross section of religious leaders representing many different Churches and members.

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Obituaries: May 5-11 Edition

| May 5, 2015
Obituaries: May 5-11 Edition

Elnora Williams, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

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Baltimore: We have been here before

| May 4, 2015
Baltimore: We have been here before

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Now it is Baltimore. There, Freddie Gray, a black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. The mayor promised justice. But, the city erupted in non-violent demonstrations that […]

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