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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| December 10, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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Dec. 13 march planned to protest local police shootings

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Rose Haney, mother of Ta’Vontae “T.J.” Haney who was killed in a local police shooting, friends and some community leaders have organized a march and rally scheduled for 1 p.m., Dec. 13 on the Allen County Courthouse greens. Organizers are inviting everyone to come and support our own city in this march and rally […]

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Recycling failed education policies

Recycling failed education policies

| December 10, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the way educational services are delivered in our country. For all […]

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March, rally on community policing scheduled for Dec. 7

March, rally on community policing scheduled for Dec. 7

| December 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—In light of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and other cities in the U.S., there is a need for communities and police departments to come together and review/revise/implement strategies to collectively ensure neighborhood confidence and safety for all of our citizens. The UAW Local 2209 Civil Rights Committee in partnership with the Fort Wayne […]

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For-profit prison companies foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’

| December 3, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are following the money and potentially “undermining efforts to treat and rehabilitate prisoners,” according to a new report. The report published by the American Friends […]

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The death of social activism in America (Part 1)

The death of social activism in America (Part 1)

| December 3, 2014

By Diego Morales Special to Frost Illustrated Civil unrest grips Ferguson as fire quells hope for peace. Chants and social media posts of #nojusticenopeace are plastered everywhere. “No Justice, No Peace.” Is it responsible of community leaders to approach this volatile situation with such prose? What about the countless injustices that will occur because of […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

| December 2, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Every day is a day of Thanksgiving. God’s been so good to me, everyday He’s blessing me. Every day is a day of Thanksgiving, take the time to glorify the Lord today!” Above you will find the lyrics to a popular traditional gospel song that people often sing around Thanksgiving […]

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The King letter, sordid government surveillance

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com) – The recent disclosure that a researcher found an unedited copy of an infamous FBI letter sent to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., may have taken some by surprise and may have left the mainstream media gasping in shock. But, these responses betray a […]

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Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

| November 28, 2014

By Jong Won Lee Special to the NNPA from Korea Daily Via New America Media ATLANTA—For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U.S. wig industry—a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile manufacturers in South Korea put […]

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

| November 27, 2014

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many. Devastating numbers in a report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes […]

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