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Activists take to streets as Baltimore records 100th homicide of year

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Activists take to streets as Baltimore records 100th homicide of year

By Kamau High Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, a group held a rally calling for people to get involved in stopping the violence wracking the city. About 40 activists gathered on N. Pulaski Street and Edmondson Avenue in the Western District at […]

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Stop the grandstanding: Texans want grand jury reform

| June 3, 2015
Stop the grandstanding: Texans want grand jury reform

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times There is a saying in the Lone Star State that “everything is bigger in Texas” and Texans do their best to live up to that saying in many ways. As the number of police shootings continues to escalate involving unarmed black men […]

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The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage–using guns, knives, clubs and chains in trying to kill each other, and police officers, too, that leaves nine dead, nearly 200 injured and hundreds arrested, is that […]

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Overmedicating children in foster care

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Overmedicating children in foster care

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist On any given day, nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication–more than four times the rate for all children. Nearly half of children living in residential treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications. Children in foster care are more likely […]

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Spotlight on Essie Mae Springer—89 years old and holding|

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Spotlight on Essie Mae Springer—89 years old and holding|

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have the opportunity to bring their mother, grandmother and great grandmother a whole lot of beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as they all gather together, in the name of love, to celebrate her life.  It […]

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Spotlight on Essie Mae Springer—89 years old and holding|

| June 3, 2015
Spotlight on Essie Mae Springer—89 years old and holding|

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have the opportunity to bring their mother, grandmother and great grandmother a whole lot of beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as they all gather together, in the name of love, to celebrate her life.  It […]

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Bully Reunion II set for Allen County Fairgrounds

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Bully Reunion II set for Allen County Fairgrounds

By Chasiti Falls Come one come all to the canine event of the summer. The Bully Reunion Part II is going down June 13, at the Allen County Fairgrounds/Allen County Fair, 2726 Carroll Road.. Last year was the first year that True Blue King Kennel and Family Affair Bullies brought such an event to the […]

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Business profile: Derek Carr providing healthier living through 3D Air Duct Cleaning  and Care

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Business profile: Derek Carr providing healthier living through 3D Air Duct Cleaning  and Care

By Jeanie Summerville Derek Carr is the owner of 3D Air Duct Cleaning and Care LLC.  He can be reached via telephone (260) 446-8717 or email derek@3DairDucts.com. 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m an air duct safety consultant and I started in 2008. 2.)  Describe the […]

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Time to throw some political punches

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Time to throw some political punches

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist For the past 50 years, most of our conversations and efforts have been centered on politics. Reminiscent of the Reconstruction Era, when blacks occupied political office for the first time, many of our politicians are just figureheads, toothless tigers and lackeys for the establishment. Many of them are simply “employed” […]

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Obituaries: June 3-9  Edition

| June 3, 2015 | Reply
Obituaries: June 3-9  Edition

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