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Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

| November 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The nation lost a revered educator and community figure when Fort Wayne native son Dr. Ernest Kent Starks made his transition on Nov. 4. He was 57. Affectionately known as “Ernie,” was a loving son, devoted father, brother, realize and friend. Born Jan. 1, 1959, Starks made his mark on the history books early […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

| November 22, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to African Americans and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner […]

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Donald Trump’s presidential win stuns world

Donald Trump’s presidential win stuns world

| November 14, 2016

UNITED STATES—Billionaire real estate mogul turned reality television star Donald Trump defied critics and naysayers even in his own Republican Party last week by beating presumptive favorite, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to win the presidency of the U.S.  After a campaign marked by name calling, countless back and forth accusations and “gotcha” last […]

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Black women will elect next president

Black women will elect next president

| November 3, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The AFL-CIO is a national trade group and the largest federation of unions in the United States. Carmen Berkley, […]

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#BlackOutBR protests, boycitts continue in Baton Rouge over Alton Sterling shooting

#BlackOutBR protests, boycitts continue in Baton Rouge over Alton Sterling shooting

| October 31, 2016

By Meghan Ellis (The Drum, NNPA Member) BATON ROUGE—As shootings continue to plague cities across the country, frustrated citizens are continuing their fight for justice. With each shooting, dashcam and other forms of surveillance footage have been released to ensure complete disclosure. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case with the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling […]

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List of candidates, public question on Allen County General Election Ballot 2016

List of candidates, public question on Allen County General Election Ballot 2016

| October 31, 2016

Editor’s note: Listed below are the offices and candidates up for election and a public question on the Allen County ballot Nov. 8. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order along with party affiliations underneath the office for which they are running. Please note that a number of candidates are running unopposed in the general […]

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Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

| October 31, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) What the hell is going on with blacks in this Republican Party? My phone has been ringing off the hook since last week with people from across the country asking me to explain the unexplainable. Memo to my readers: I DON’T WORK FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. But, it seems […]

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Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

| October 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on Oct. 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in office by campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. Indeed, he has put his legacy on the line, telling black people at his […]

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This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

| October 19, 2016

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks […]

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