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GOP’s raging intra-party war

GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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Power

Power

| August 13, 2015

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’’’—Billy Graham Forward Thinkers, Curtis Jackson “aka” 50 Cent, the executive producer of the hit TV show “Power” and one of the world’s most recognized […]

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Southern Baptist Church determined to rise from ashes of riots

Southern Baptist Church determined to rise from ashes of riots

| August 11, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The Mary Harvin Senior Housing and Transformation Center of Southern Baptist Church was destroyed in a fire, April 30, amidst the chaos of the citywide rioting. The MHTC was a $16M development project envisioned and sponsored by Southern Baptist Church.This project, eight years in the making, was […]

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Lucky no more, blessed always

Lucky no more, blessed always

| August 11, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly I have to say I’ve been feeling pretty lucky lately and, not necessarily from a financial, physical or even an emotional point of view. When I look at my life from a worldly perspective now, it can sometimes still appear stacked against me. Life […]

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United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The United Negro College Fund Fort Wayne Leadership Council is scheduled to hold its 2015 Annual Scholarship Program Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at Indiana Tech Law School, 1600 Washington Blvd. The scholarship program reception will recognize and celebrate this year’s UNCF Fort Wayne Scholarship recipients. The Fort Wayne Scholarship […]

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City works to make walking, biking to school safer

City works to make walking, biking to school safer

| August 10, 2015

More than 300 improvements made at crosswalks this summer, four additional crossing guards ready for first day of school FORT WAYNE—With Fort Wayne Community Schools students returning to class this week, the City of Fort Wayne has been working this summer to make the transition for students walking or biking to school safer through improvements […]

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Two critically injured in single-car crash

Two critically injured in single-car crash

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:17 a.m., Aug. 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3300 block of South Clinton Street in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and determined the crash involved a single vehicle. The driver and a front seat passenger were both unconscious and trapped […]

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Man critically injured in shooting

Man critically injured in shooting

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:22 p.m., Aug. 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6000 Block of Bunt Drive, Waterloo Gardens Apartments, in reference to a shooting investigation. Officers arrived on scene and located a conscious, alert, adult male victim inside an apartment who appeared to be suffering from a single gunshot […]

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Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

| August 10, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced recently. Officer Ray Tensing, 25, was indicted in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, whom he’d pulled over for not […]

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