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A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

| December 23, 2014

By Narene Stokes-James Special to NNPA EXCLUSIVE Photos courtesy of Narene Stokes-James KANSAS CITY, Mo.–In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that are taking place around the nation and it hurts me. As […]

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Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

| December 23, 2014

Murder of police officers condemned by Shartpon, family of Eric Garner, others Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shot them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Reports indicate that officers Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot […]

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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

Our 10-point plan for police accountability

| December 23, 2014

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]

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End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

| December 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Television show host and journalist Eric Hackley is scheduled to host an “End of the 2014″ open mic Black Community Forum and conduct individual interviews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the Pontiac Branch Library 2215 S. Hanna St.  All are welcome and admission is free. […]

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No law against such things

| December 22, 2014

By Linda Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated Ordinance 9729 is a city ordinance that criminalized homelessness. On Nov. 19, many of our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ civil rights were violated under 4th and the 14th Amend- ment. Eight or nine homeless citizens in Los Angeles California won a lawsuit on a decision made by the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: December 24-30 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: December 24-30 Edition

| December 22, 2014

Two arrested in meth bust; four children removed from home FORT WAYNE—Shortly before 1 a.m., Dec. 12, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Emergency Services Team and Vice and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in connection to the manufacturing and distribution of Methamphetamine at 1018 Rabus Drive. Joshua Smith and Margaret Perlich were […]

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Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

| December 19, 2014

By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]

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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

| December 19, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond overeating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays […]

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Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

| December 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Track Club recently announced that elite runner and Oiselle representative Lauren Fleshman is the scheduled keynote speaker for their 2014 annual banquet, Jan. 25, at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Elite runner Lauren Fleshman is a U.S. track and field athlete who now runs for Oiselle, a women’s […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 17, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. (This column is for those who think they know God, for those who are not sure and especially for myself) Recently, I came upon a quote by a Sufi mystic named al-Halraj, who stated: ”I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart. I said: ‘Who are you?’ He […]

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