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Burundi tinderbox after president’s ally shot

| August 4, 2015
Burundi tinderbox after president’s ally shot

(GIN)—The drive-by shooting that left a close aide of President Pierre Nkurunziza dead early this weekend, has raised fears of retaliation and cross-border violence. Mr. Nkurunziza, re-elected last month despite wide opposition, came on television on Monday to announce that police were searching for the individual who shot Lt. General Adolphe Nshimirimana. He urged restraint […]

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Mandela prizewinner from Namibia still practices bring sight to blind

| August 4, 2015
Mandela prizewinner from Namibia still practices bring sight to blind

(GIN)—There was pure emotion in the face of Dr. Helena Ndume, more used to bringing sight to the blind than wiping away tears of her own. According to friends, she was caught off guard by the rousing welcome awaiting her this past week at the Hosea Kutako International Airport after picking up the first U.N. […]

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U.S. multinationals scooped up deals during Obama’s visit to Kenya

| August 4, 2015
U.S. multinationals scooped up deals during Obama’s visit to Kenya

(GIN)—A presidential stopover in Nairobi to meet “global entrepreneurs” turned out to be a windfall for mega development projects, bank lenders and U.S. corporations. Fresh details are emerging in local media about the deals struck between the U.S. and Kenyan governments during the visit of President Obama. A so-called “American package,” they said, reaffirms a […]

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Suez Canal reopens to fanfare but not shared by all

| August 4, 2015
Suez Canal reopens to fanfare but not shared by all

(GIN)—Ships at sea around the world will blast their horns on Aug. 6 to mark the reopening of the world-famous centenarian waterway in Egypt, local officials there say. “Food will arrive faster. Medicine will arrive faster. Petroleum products will arrive faster,” proclaimed Suez Canal Authority head Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussein Mameesh. “Egypt is serving the […]

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Refreshing

| August 3, 2015
Refreshing

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A time to rest and refresh I recently spent a few days in New Albany, Ohio for a chaplain’s meeting with the company that I work for. To be honest, the thought of being out of my normal routine made me nervous! The thought of missing my nightly responsibilities made […]

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Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

| August 3, 2015
Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Democratic Party, in conjunction with several other organizations, is scheduled to host a non-partisan rally, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. After the U.S. Civil War (1861-65), the 15th Amendment, ratified in […]

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The change we’ve been waiting for

| August 3, 2015
The change we’ve been waiting for

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident. Some of our organizations do their usual thing by making loud […]

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An answer for Confederate apologists

| August 3, 2015
An answer for Confederate apologists

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Someone identifying himself as Jimmy Oliver sent me an email objecting to a column I wrote under the headline, “Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored.” I presume he wrote to get a reply, so here it is, with Oliver’s words in italics. I do not appreciate you calling my ancestors […]

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Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

| August 3, 2015
Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as white men, according to a new White House report. The report examined “opportunity gaps facing youth of color” and found stunning correlations between the educational and employment success of […]

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Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

| August 2, 2015
Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Trump, the blowhard mogul masquerading as presidential candidate, has once again discovered the problem with trying to be a demagogue in a democracy: It’s the risk of “going too far.” Sometimes that means merely being made to look foolish–as when President Obama early in the 2012 presidential election […]

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