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Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Coach H.C. Story, civil rights activist and youth advocate, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born in Akron, Alabama where he excelled in many sports but discovered he was destined to do other work for a time. As an adult, while still in the south, Story joined […]

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Black folks gather to celebrate, discuss Black Speculative Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy

Black folks gather to celebrate, discuss Black Speculative Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy

| June 21, 2016

By D.L. Russell Special to Frost Illustrated When I first walked into the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, in Atlanta, for the State of Black Science Fiction Convention, my first reaction was to smile because I realized I was around hundreds of black people who were just as weird as I am. The two day […]

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Give the Father’s Day gift of tobacco free living

Give the Father’s Day gift of tobacco free living

| June 18, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day is this weekend.  A great gift for your family this Father’s Day is to start living tobacco free.  Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and costs 11,100 Hoosier lives every year. Dads who smoke can celebrate Father’s Day by quitting, and family and friends […]

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After nine years in prison for quadruple murder he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford finally free

After nine years in prison for quadruple murder he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford finally free

| June 18, 2016

By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA/DTU Fellow) The lawyers of wrongfully convicted Davontae Sanford said it was clear from the beginning that he was innocent and his confession was false. Megan Crane, Sanford’s lawyer, said that “police practices that are widely inappropriate for vulnerable juvenile suspects and a criminal justice system that systemically failed him at every […]

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Unwed dads fight for fathers’ rights

Unwed dads fight for fathers’ rights

| June 17, 2016

By Grant Clark, Urban News Service U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had no idea his toughest—and most traumatic—battle would play out […]

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Political discourse, or ideological interpretations?

Political discourse, or ideological interpretations?

| June 17, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special Columnist for El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated “Make America Great Again,” “Hillary for America” and “A Future to Believe In,” but what do these campaign slogans mean? Are they supposed to have a fixed meaning at all? Over the years as the political process has evolved, politics have also become a […]

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The many delusions of Donald Trump

The many delusions of Donald Trump

| June 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist? I have been asking myself that question while I have watched Donald Trump’s presidential campaign unfold. And, as taunts name-calling, and the lack of substance continue to define the tone of Trump’s campaign, […]

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Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

| June 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Recently, rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic TV miniseries Roots that aired on The History Channel last week. […]

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U.S. lawmakers, mentors reach out to young, black males

U.S. lawmakers, mentors reach out to young, black males

| June 14, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) hosted a recent summit on Capitol Hill focused on mentoring for African American males. Wilson was joined by Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Rep. Wilson created a program called “5000 Role Models,” a dropout […]

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Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

| June 13, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about black folks, but “it will tell us even more about what America is […]

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