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The love of life

| July 27, 2016
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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Arab leaders hunker down in tent for yearly regional summit

| July 27, 2016
Arab leaders hunker down in tent for yearly regional summit

(GIN)—Forgoing the usual four and five-star hotels, Arab leaders gathered this week in a large tent in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott for the 27th Arab League Summit. Regional crises and hot wars were expected to dominate the agenda. “It is good to get Mauritania back into the Arab political map,” British-Lebanese journalist and  media consultant […]

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Protesters reject seven more years of Bongo dynasty

| July 27, 2016
Protesters reject seven more years of Bongo dynasty

(GIN)—For the past 50 years, the citizens of Gabon have lived under a dynasty with one name. Bongo. Omar Bongo Ondimba, the father, served from December 1967 to June 2009 to be replaced by his son, Ali Bongo Ondimba who served from 2009 until today. Next month, Gabonese will have a chance to elect someone […]

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Kenyan gender activists in uproar over star’s attack on dancer

| July 27, 2016
Kenyan gender activists in uproar over star’s attack on dancer

(GIN)—A well-known soukous star from the Congo got a quick lesson in the evolving status of Kenyan women when he was detained and summarily deported, his performance scuttled, after he was caught striking a woman with his foot on a bystander’s cell phone camera. In the grainy video image posted online, Koffi Olomide, age 60, […]

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Five reasons why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television

| July 27, 2016
Five reasons why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I am quite fond of saying about Republicans when it comes to blacks, “Even when they try to do the right thing, they do it the wrong way.” In a similar manner, ESPN has become the Republican Party of TV and sports. Last week, they had their annual […]

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Obituaries: July 27-August 13, 2016 Edition

| July 27, 2016
Obituaries: July 27-August 13, 2016 Edition

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Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

| July 26, 2016
Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

By Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League) “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, […]

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Film review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

| July 26, 2016
Film review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) The big debate shouldn’t be if this is the best Star Trek film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether “Star Trek Beyond” is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” On most levels, the answer is, “yes.” J.J. Abrams […]

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This year’s Three Rivers Festival arrest among lowest on record

| July 26, 2016
This year’s Three Rivers Festival arrest among lowest on record

FORT WAYNE—This year’s Three Rivers Festival  resulted in a total of five of arrests during the entire event—among the lowest numbers ever recorded for the event. This year’s arrest included: • Two for possession of controlled substances; • Two for trespassing, and • On on a warrant. Since it began in 1994, the Three Rivers […]

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Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

| July 26, 2016
Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:23 A.M., July 23, officers with the Fort Wayne Police department received a call for service regarding an unresponsive adult male, not breathing, in a blue Dodge pickup truck in the 800 block of Walnut St. The man was located in the cab area of the pickup truck laying across the seats. […]

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