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Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

| July 7, 2015
Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

(GIN)—The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar is moving forward with plans to complete the repair and preservation of  the century-old Christ Church Cathedral and create a heritage center to display the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide. The church embarked on the project in October 2013 in […]

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As Boko Haram advances in Nigeria, neighbor states drawn into fight

| July 7, 2015
As Boko Haram advances in Nigeria, neighbor states drawn into fight

(GIN)–Despite threats to eliminate Boko Haram by Nigeria’s sitting president, Muhammadu Buhari, the insurgent group refuses to melt away but on the contrary has launched new deadly attacks in that country. Two bombs blamed on Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and at Shagalinku, an upscale Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos. […]

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Kenyan lawmakers warn Obama, ‘keep off the gay agenda’ during visit

| July 7, 2015
Kenyan lawmakers warn Obama, ‘keep off the gay agenda’ during visit

(GIN)—Five Kenyan lawmakers have threatened to eject President Barack Obama from Parliament if he tries to lecture them during his upcoming visit about same sex marriage. Member of Parliament Cecily Mbarire also urged the government to reject any aid if it was tied to legalizing gay weddings. Ms. Mbarire, who is an ordained Cannon of […]

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Generators stolen in burglary

| July 7, 2015
Generators stolen in burglary

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured in surveillance photographs taken during a break in sometime between June 22 and June 29 at Evapar, 3810 Concept Court. According to a police report, an officer responded to a call of a discovery of a burglary at the location. […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 7, 2015
Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

| July 7, 2015
Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

By Kelly-Ann Brown Howard University News Service Special to the NNPA WASHINGTON–Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several state legislators are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates and from state-issued property. Maryland is one of four states working to remove the emblem from their specialty plates, […]

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Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

| July 7, 2015
Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their […]

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Nine shot after holiday party melee

| July 5, 2015
Nine shot after holiday party melee

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:11 a.m., July 5, Fort Wayne Police responded to the 1400 block of McCulloch Street on a report of a disturbance. While on the way, police received reports of gunshots being fired and multiple people struck. Police arrived and located a total of six victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One female […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 4, 2015
Preventing student ‘summer slide’

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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Another black school closure: When will it end?

| July 4, 2015
Another black school closure: When will it end?

HISD terminates Hope Academy charter school contract By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times This past Thursday, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees voted to terminate the charter school contract for Hope Academy–an external charter school that has contracted annually with HISD to provide educational services […]

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