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Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 26, 2014
Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

Henry Leon Byrd was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Bertha Byrd. A long and beautiful life came to an end on  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. veteran. He was  previously employed by International Harvester and retired from Holsum Bakery. Henry […]

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NNPA President Chavis’ statement on Feruson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014
NNPA President Chavis’ statement on Feruson grand jury decision

(NNPA, Nov. 24)—Today’s announcement that the grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson who killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in August 2014 is yet another systematic and tragic slap in the face of equal justice in the United States. On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today our prayers […]

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U.S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa

| November 26, 2014
U.S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa

GIN)–Aid agencies that use the iconic “moon suits”—the odd-looking full-body outfits used in battling Ebola—are running dangerously low as the protective garb is being snapped up by institutions in the U.S. World Vision, a Christian charity, was reportedly looking to send the hazmat suits to Sierra Leone when they found the items were out of […]

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Burkina Faso’s ‘Arab Spring’ sours as military scoops up major posts

| November 26, 2014
Burkina Faso’s ‘Arab Spring’ sours as military scoops up major posts

(GIN)–Three weeks after a people’s revolt in Burkina Faso, which sent President Blaise Campaore fleeing into exile, dreams of a civilian-led transition to free elections were dimmed this week as the military held on to powerful posts in a new Cabinet. Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida will be both prime minister and defense minister.  Four other […]

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With three months to go, Nigeria in grip of election fever madness

| November 26, 2014
With three months to go, Nigeria in grip of election fever madness

(GIN)–With only three months to presidential elections, Nigeria is in the grip of election fever with public feuding plumbing new depths between the incumbent party of President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the opposition. In a contentious confrontation last week, police fired tear gas to prevent the House of Representatives from meeting. A lockout was […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 26, 2014
Midterm election lies and consequences

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

| November 26, 2014
Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

  (Part one of two) By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? Thanksgiving is right around the corner and do you know where you’re going to be and whom you’re going to be with?  Well, my Thanksgiving wish to you is, no matter where you are or who you’re with, you’ll make it one of the […]

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Court of Appeals rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

| November 26, 2014
Court of Appeals rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District. A 2-1 decision reversed an earlier circuit court ruling […]

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Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

| November 26, 2014
Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

| November 25, 2014
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne took the lead again this year in coordinating what has become a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will be served to approximately 400 residents of the Brookmill Court and McCormick Place communities. Approximately 50 Boys & Girls Clubs members live in these Fort Wayne Housing Authority areas. […]

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