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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

| August 27, 2014

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death–all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter–should convince any thinking person […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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‘Endangered’ by Jean Love Cush

| August 27, 2014

‘Endangered’ by Jean Love Cush c.2014, Amistad, $24.99/$31.00 Canada, 261 pages By Terri Schlichenmeyer of The Bookworm Sez LLC Editor’s note: Author Jean Love Cush is a former Fort Wayne resident. Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins […]

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Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

| August 27, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? I hope, that all is still well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

| August 27, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The African American or “Black Church” often uses metaphors and expressions to illicit the emotional responses of believers. Many times, these phrases have little or no meaning outside of the black church. Some of the phrases seem a little strange when we actually take the time to dissect and examine […]

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A hard head makes a soft tail

A hard head makes a soft tail

| August 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, and I performed an antisocial act, my parents would say, “A hard head will make a soft tail.” Not fully understanding this statement, I would continue unintentionally aggravating my parents and suddenly without warning, I would get a firm slap (at least two), on my […]

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Cops kill at least two blacks each week

Cops kill at least two blacks each week

| August 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four white LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old […]

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Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

| August 24, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]

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$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

| August 23, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Earlier this month, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding more than 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams. Unfortunately, the circumstances that led to the Michigan lawsuit represent a continuation of a disturbing trend of profiteers […]

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Boldy back to Africa

Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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