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Leaders clamp down as elections near in 10 countries

| January 28, 2015
Leaders clamp down as elections near in 10 countries

(GIN)–It’s election time in nearly a dozen African countries and the wish of some leaders to fiddle with the constitution and have a forbidden third term in office is sending tremors through the fragile states involved. Ten elections are coming up this year–among them Nigeria, Burundi, Togo, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of […]

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Africa to get counterterrorism assist from U.S. Green Berets

| January 28, 2015
Africa to get counterterrorism assist from U.S. Green Berets

(GIN)—U.S. Army Special Forces, America’s highly-trained operatives in unconventional warfare, direct action, reconnaissance and counterterrorism, are preparing for one of their biggest exercises of the year in Africa. Under the name “Flintlock 2015,” the exercise is a multinational training of troops in several West African countries including Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia.  It kicks off […]

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Fort Wayne Makeover Conference women’s empowerment, followup events set

| January 28, 2015
Fort Wayne Makeover Conference women’s empowerment, followup events set

FORT WAYNE—New Year. New You. Next Level.  That’s the theme for the Fort Wayne Makeover Conference taking place from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Jan. 31 at the Steel Dynamics Keith Busse IPFW Alumni Center located at 1528 E. California Road. Jil Jordan Greene, founder of the W.Y.E.N. (Women and Youth Empowerment Network) and My […]

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A million reasons to change

| January 28, 2015
A million reasons to change

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Exactly what is there in one million black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders, and the same old ways of dealing with political and economic empowerment? What’s in a […]

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Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

| January 28, 2015
Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Martin Luther King wrapped himself around the gauze of the crucified Jesus and began his short journey on this earth. He believed strongly as James Russell Lowell put it: “Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.” Judge Derrick Bell interpreted this quote with the following: “Defeat, disgrace […]

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Why daughters need fathers

| January 28, 2015
Why daughters need fathers

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Excerpted from “Raising Black Girls and Educating Black Girls” The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their fathers. The most obvious being you can’t be someone you have not seen. Girls can look at their mothers and receive the importance and significance of […]

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World indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

| January 28, 2015
World indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two law enforcement officers were also killed, bringing the total to […]

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Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 28, 2015
Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

Elder Earl L. Arrington was born June 8, 1968, in Marion, Ala. At the age of 46 passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He was a 1986 graduate of Francis Marion High School and was employed by Avery Dennison for 20 years. In his free-time he enjoyed golfing, bowling and hunting. He was member of Greater […]

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March for Paris victims of shooting called display of contradiction

| January 27, 2015
March for Paris victims of shooting called display of contradiction

(GIN)—Close to four million people joined a historic march in Paris, France, on Jan. 11, to show sympathy with the 12 fallen staffers of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and support for the right of free expression in the media. The 12 were shot by two brothers, orphaned children of Algerian immigrants, on Jan. […]

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Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

| January 27, 2015
Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

(GIN)–Financing is being arranged for a multi-million dollar ‘smart city’ in Diamniado, Senegal, by the African Development Bank. Similar investments are taking place in the Ivory Coast and other West African states. The smart city, located on a 25 hectare site, will have broadband infrastructure, smart buildings, data centers and an ICT training facility. The […]

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