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Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

| October 21, 2014
Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

(GIN)–Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another? That’s the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva. “Is that even ethical? Will workers amid an epidemic be willing to consider getting a placebo? Which […]

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An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

| October 20, 2014
An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

(GIN)–Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Professor Mazrui had an illustrious scholarly life. He authored […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014
Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

| October 19, 2014
Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

By Chasiti Falls Special to Frost Illustrated ELKHART—Heart City Health Center has done it again. Our diamond-in-the-rough clinic for low-income families has put Elkhart, Ind., on the map once again. Managed Health Services (MHS) awarded Heart City Health Center (HCHC) the Summit Award for Excellence in Care. This is one of two annual state awards […]

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With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

| October 19, 2014
With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

(GIN)–Almost forgotten in the panic sparked by a new Ebola infection–this time of the Dallas nurse apparently suited up properly to care for the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in isolation—some media houses are asking the question: “Where is the nation’s surgeon general?” Although primarily a ceremonial post, the surgeon general has the power of […]

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Feds end ‘corruption-fueled spending spree’ by West African leader’s son

| October 19, 2014
Feds end ‘corruption-fueled spending spree’ by West African leader’s son

(GIN)–In its pursuit of so-called foreign kleptocrats who drain billions of dollars a year from impoverished countries for lives of luxury abroad, the U.S. Dept of Justice this week enjoyed one small victory in court. Teodorin Nguema Obiang, second vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, finally lost […]

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‘Blade Runner’s’ fate on manslaughter charge to be decided soon

| October 19, 2014
‘Blade Runner’s’ fate on manslaughter charge to be decided soon

(GIN)–Prosecution lawyers in the case of South Africa Paralympian Oscar Pistorius are said to be seeking a 15 year jail sentence for the famed athlete who was acquitted of murder but convicted of culpable homicide or negligent killing in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Motor accident cases involving negligence and multiple deaths have […]

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Black men show job gains

| October 17, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The unemployment rate for blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. […]

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Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

| October 17, 2014
Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials. But, the multitalented Holder was much […]

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Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

| October 17, 2014
Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, […]

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