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Experimental ‘ZMapp’ drugs fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

| November 20, 2014
Experimental ‘ZMapp’ drugs fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

(GIN)–One of the promising new drugs being tested against the deadly Ebola virus failed this week to save a surgeon from Sierra Leone, flown in for treatment at a Nebraska hospital. Dr. Martin Salia, a permanent US resident, died on Monday, according to the hospital. He arrived in Omaha on Saturday, having left Freetown on […]

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The love of life

| November 20, 2014
The love of life

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and, therefore, those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 19-25

| November 20, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: November 19-25

Police seek identity of credit union robber FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 a.m,, Nov. 6, the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union was robbed. Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying robbery suspect shown in the accompanying photo. The suspect is described as a young looking black male, 16 to […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

| November 20, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes! Have you ever attended a wedding only to hear the bride or groom answer “I don’t” when the minister asks if the other person agrees to take them as their chosen spouse. Or, have you ever witnessed a guy proposing to his wife and the response to the […]

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Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

| November 20, 2014
Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

Arthur Byrd Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd; children, Thelma Tabron, Arthur (Carol) Byrd Jr., Mattie (Eugene Jr.) Blackwell, British (Douglas Jr.) Jones, Darrell (Debra) Byrd, Bernadine Russell, Bernadette Lamaster, and Stacy Lemont (Rhonda) Byrd; brother, Tommie “Sonny” […]

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Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

| November 20, 2014
Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World The head of the Mississippi Department Of Corrections has abruptly resigned after being indicted on a 49-count federal corruption probe. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to seize former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps’ $359,000 Flowood home, his beachfront condo in Pass Christian […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

| November 20, 2014
Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014
Time for black Democrats to switch

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Workshop, choir reunion, concert set for Greater Progressive

| November 20, 2014
Workshop, choir reunion, concert set for Greater Progressive

By Marcellus Barnes Sr., submitted by Dana Ellis Special to Frost Illustrated I am so excited about coming “home!” Yes, I was born in Evansville, Ind., but it was in Fort Wayne, at the age of 18, where Pastor Ternae T. Jordan Sr. gave me the opportunity to leave my nest in Evansville and I […]

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