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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| July 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Feeling emotional:  To have feelings of abandonment, to feel forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American neurologist. “No soul is […]

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Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

| July 4, 2014

Freedom 50 teaches method of organized struggle By Hollis Watkins Special to the Afro (The Afro)—Racism is still alive and well in Mississippi and throughout this country just as it was in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This clearly suggests there is much work to be done. When we look at those in control of […]

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Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

| July 2, 2014

Acclaimed youth serve as Fort Wayne’s cultural ambassadors to world Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation NEW YORK—Fort Wayne’s Voices of Unity traveled to New York City recently to partake in a number of exciting events that culminated in an impressive performance at the world renowned Carnegie Hall. The students, most of […]

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Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

| July 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (NNPA)–Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of […]

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Keep pets safe this Fourth of July

| July 2, 2014

By Peggy Bender, Community Relations & Education Specialist Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control FORT WAYNE—Animal Care & Control wants pet owners to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday while keeping their pets safe and secure. Dogs and cats can easily become overwhelmed by the sudden explosions of fireworks causing panic and fear. Pets that […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

| July 2, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Pastors are men and women of God who are called to spiritually care for and lead God’s people. The position of pastor is esteemed highly in the African American community. This is even more so true for the African American church. It must be noted that this is the […]

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Freedom Summer –50 years later

Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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