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Maryland students launch fund appeal for jailed Swazi writer

| April 1, 2015 | Reply
Maryland students launch fund appeal for jailed Swazi writer

(GIN)–A journalist jailed in Swaziland is getting some unexpected help from a class of journalism students at the University of Maryland who are taking up the cause of writers around the world currently in jail. The students, led by their teacher, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, plan to launch a line of bracelets with […]

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Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey–and no one feels this more acutely than black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their children would face […]

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Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]

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March Madness: Race, sports, money

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
March Madness: Race, sports, money

By Everett L. Glenn NNPA Columnist The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite 8” and the “Final Four” from which a champion is crowned. The 31 conference winners are awarded automatically berths. […]

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Life after prison

| March 31, 2015 | Reply
Life after prison

By Tiffani Knowles and Livingstone Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated blacks in the state of Florida. And, according to the Bureau […]

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How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

Courtesy of the American Heart Association More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have high blood pressure. If you’re African American, there’s a good chance that you, a relative or an African American friend has the disease, which is also known as HBP or hypertension. Not only is HBP more severe in blacks than whites, […]

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HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

Courtesy of the Human Rights campaign WASHINGTON—In light of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s This Week to tamp down a national outcry over his decision to sign viciously anti-LGBT S.B. 101 last week, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from HRC President Chad Griffin: “Governor Pence’s calls for a ‘clarification’ of […]

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Dead body found in bedroom closet

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
Dead body found in bedroom closet

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:08 p.m., March 28, Fort Wayne police officers responded to 216 W. Woodland Avenue to assist a Community Corrections officer who was at that location to conduct a home inspection. The Community Corrections officer said that, during his inspection of the residence, he detected a foul odor in the home and inquired […]

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Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspects captured in surveillance clips during recent attempts to break into parked cars. The suspects were seen here attempting to gain entry into several parked vehicles on the lot of the Dawson Creek YMCA at approximately 2:30 p.m., March […]

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