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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

| July 16, 2015

Indiana also near bottom By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Lawmakers in South Carolina voted recently to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, but when it comes to access to democracy, the state still ranks among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by the Center for American […]

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‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

| July 16, 2015

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—Black churches, the symbol of sanctuary for tortured black souls, especially in the Southern United States; once the headquarters of the black liberation movement; are once again under attack in the South. And as in decades past when similar rashes of mysterious fires torched […]

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U.S. should not pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

U.S. should not pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

| July 16, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Over a picture of two bearded tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted the following on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never be part of this abominable act.” A short piece that’s been particularly popular among English-speaking Africans on social media for months, reads: “(Whites), […]

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Spotlight on Linda Brooks  of Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood Association

Spotlight on Linda Brooks  of Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood Association

| July 15, 2015

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind, on a daily basis, because it feels great and you shouldn’t want to miss out on that feeling.  On that note, it pleases […]

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Free summer fun in the Fort: So much to do, so little time

Free summer fun in the Fort: So much to do, so little time

| July 15, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin If you are not one who has a love affair with the open road, stay close to home and enjoy the Fort.  There is so much to do and so little time before summer ends; so you had better get busy. Let’s see. First off, right here in the Fort is […]

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Steve Manning travels to Paris for Clubhouse International gathering

Steve Manning travels to Paris for Clubhouse International gathering

| July 15, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Clubhouse International oversees 340 clubhouses around the world, administering help and hope to sufferers of mental illness and deep depression; their purview is worldwide. It makes sense that the location of one of their three yearly board meetings wouldn’t be contained to just America. This year, the international […]

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African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

| July 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—If you’re looking for a way to visit far off places and savor the flavor different cultures without breaking the bank don’t miss the Annual African Food Festival schedule for 12 noon to 5 p.m., July 25 at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue at the Holy Cross Lutheran campus. According to Fey […]

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Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

| July 14, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as black caught and held our attention; then there was the McKinney, Texas pool party incident; and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, […]

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When will I ever be satisfied?

When will I ever be satisfied?

| July 14, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Will I ever be satisfied? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I know that I have asked myself this!It seems that our society promotes a continued quest for more. You know—the newer, the bigger, and the more expensive. Some of us like to think of this as simply an […]

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