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Best films of 2014

| December 24, 2014
Best films of 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic As 2104 draws to a close it’s a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It’s also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on […]

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Obituaries: Dec. 24-30 Edition

| December 24, 2014
Obituaries: Dec. 24-30 Edition

Martha Harris, 51, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1963. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert Lewis Harris of Fort Wayne. Service was Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Carmichael Funeral Service. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. Jewel D. Lee, passed away on Friday, Nov. […]

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Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

| December 24, 2014
Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

By Chloe Herring Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility displayed toward mourning protesters in Ferguson, Mo. rehashed parallels to violent […]

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Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

| December 24, 2014
Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. While growing up, the only Santa Claus that I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust, white Santa. He was the one that I waited for to climb down the chimney and put a favorite toy under my tree. In fact, I was conditioned by the media that Christmas was […]

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A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

| December 23, 2014
A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

By Narene Stokes-James Special to NNPA EXCLUSIVE Photos courtesy of Narene Stokes-James KANSAS CITY, Mo.–In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that are taking place around the nation and it hurts me. As […]

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Cincinnati N.A.A.C.P.—’Negroes Are Acting like Crazy People’

| December 23, 2014
Cincinnati N.A.A.C.P.—’Negroes Are Acting like Crazy People’

 James Clingman NNPA Columnist Tennessee Williams said, “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that is also a hypocrite.” I could not agree more, especially as it relates to what is currently underway in my hometown under the auspices of the NAACP. Collusion, dishonesty, inequity, intimidation and, yes, hypocrisy, abound within the […]

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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

| December 23, 2014
Our 10-point plan for police accountability

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]

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End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

| December 22, 2014
End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

FORT WAYNE—Television show host and journalist Eric Hackley is scheduled to host an “End of the 2014″ open mic Black Community Forum and conduct individual interviews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the Pontiac Branch Library 2215 S. Hanna St.  All are welcome and admission is free. […]

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No law against such things

| December 22, 2014

By Linda Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated Ordinance 9729 is a city ordinance that criminalized homelessness. On Nov. 19, many of our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ civil rights were violated under 4th and the 14th Amend- ment. Eight or nine homeless citizens in Los Angeles California won a lawsuit on a decision made by the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: December 24-30 Edition

| December 22, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: December 24-30 Edition

Two arrested in meth bust; four children removed from home FORT WAYNE—Shortly before 1 a.m., Dec. 12, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Emergency Services Team and Vice and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in connection to the manufacturing and distribution of Methamphetamine at 1018 Rabus Drive. Joshua Smith and Margaret Perlich were […]

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