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Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)—The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar is moving forward with plans to complete the repair and preservation of  the century-old Christ Church Cathedral and create a heritage center to display the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide. The church embarked on the project in October 2013 in […]

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Zambian writer tapped for prestigious prize for short story ‘Sack’

Zambian writer tapped for prestigious prize for short story ‘Sack’

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)–Of five top African short-story writers, Namwali Serpell of Zambia was chosen to receive the Caine Prize–an internationally recognized award for outstanding African writers. Since appearing on an earlier Caine Prize shortlist for her first published story “Muzungu,” Namwali has become an associate professor in the English Department at Berkeley, California, authored a book of […]

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As Boko Haram advances in Nigeria, neighbor states drawn into fight

As Boko Haram advances in Nigeria, neighbor states drawn into fight

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)–Despite threats to eliminate Boko Haram by Nigeria’s sitting president, Muhammadu Buhari, the insurgent group refuses to melt away but on the contrary has launched new deadly attacks in that country. Two bombs blamed on Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and at Shagalinku, an upscale Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos. […]

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Kenyan lawmakers warn Obama, ‘keep off the gay agenda’ during visit

Kenyan lawmakers warn Obama, ‘keep off the gay agenda’ during visit

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)—Five Kenyan lawmakers have threatened to eject President Barack Obama from Parliament if he tries to lecture them during his upcoming visit about same sex marriage. Member of Parliament Cecily Mbarire also urged the government to reject any aid if it was tied to legalizing gay weddings. Ms. Mbarire, who is an ordained Cannon of […]

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Generators stolen in burglary

Generators stolen in burglary

| July 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured in surveillance photographs taken during a break in sometime between June 22 and June 29 at Evapar, 3810 Concept Court. According to a police report, an officer responded to a call of a discovery of a burglary at the location. […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 7, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

| July 7, 2015

By Kelly-Ann Brown Howard University News Service Special to the NNPA WASHINGTON–Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several state legislators are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates and from state-issued property. Maryland is one of four states working to remove the emblem from their specialty plates, […]

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Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

| July 7, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their […]

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Nine shot after holiday party melee

Nine shot after holiday party melee

| July 5, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:11 a.m., July 5, Fort Wayne Police responded to the 1400 block of McCulloch Street on a report of a disturbance. While on the way, police received reports of gunshots being fired and multiple people struck. Police arrived and located a total of six victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One female […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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