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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

| October 19, 2014

By Chasiti Falls Special to Frost Illustrated ELKHART—Heart City Health Center has done it again. Our diamond-in-the-rough clinic for low-income families has put Elkhart, Ind., on the map once again. Managed Health Services (MHS) awarded Heart City Health Center (HCHC) the Summit Award for Excellence in Care. This is one of two annual state awards […]

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With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

| October 19, 2014

(GIN)–Almost forgotten in the panic sparked by a new Ebola infection–this time of the Dallas nurse apparently suited up properly to care for the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in isolation—some media houses are asking the question: “Where is the nation’s surgeon general?” Although primarily a ceremonial post, the surgeon general has the power of […]

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Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

| October 17, 2014

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, […]

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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

| October 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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A stent costs a mint

A stent costs a mint

| October 15, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, our neighborhood was a melting pot of all races and religions. You name it, we claimed it. We lived in harmony. When someone or somebody was not living up to their potential, they were given a label such as, “you are […]

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Christensen set to be U.S. first black female governor

Christensen set to be U.S. first black female governor

| October 15, 2014

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper The United States has never had a black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election. U.S. Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen (D) is well on her way to becoming the governor of her territory. […]

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