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Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014

Nathaniel Adams was born Dec. 26, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Jacob Adams and Willie Mae (McClain) Allen. At the age of 66 he passed from this life, on Sunday, Aug.24, 2014 at home with family at his side. He was an avid fisherman and pool player.  He also loved to play dominos and the card […]

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Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

| September 3, 2014

MUNCIE—Dr. Ruby Cain was among the women activists who were honored and received the 2014 Vivian Conley award at the Women’s Equality Day program presented by the Coalition of Women’s Organizations, Aug. 26,  in the Muncie City Hall Auditorium. The award honors women who have worked in the fields of art, education, religion, health, environment, […]

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Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

| September 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA} –As the nation’s families head back to school, they might notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of white students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

| September 3, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make […]

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African/African-American Historical Museum part of ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’ event

African/African-American Historical Museum part of ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’ event

| September 2, 2014

FORT WAYNE—From 12 noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 7, Fort Wayne residents and visitors will have a chance to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon experiencing some the city’s most interesting sights and institutions. The event, entitled “Be A Tourist IN Your Own Hometown” was organized by Visit Fort Wayne is designed to give persons a […]

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Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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Civil rights groups push Ferguson residents to polls

| September 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the social and political unrest that followed, civil rights leaders have urged citizens of the St. Louis County suburb to transform their community at the […]

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It Is Well With My Soul invites public to participate in National Back to Church Sunday

| August 31, 2014

FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul invites faith congregations to participate in National Back to Church Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 21. Last year, more than one million people came back to church in more than 20,000 churches on a single day. On average, churches saw a 31 percent increase in attendance. It Is Well […]

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Policing the police

Policing the police

| August 31, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

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