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‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is scheduled to present the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine,” chronicling Dr. Clayborne Carson’s play about Dr. King as it was presented in Palestine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Downtown Allen County Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. Dr. Carson is […]

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Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

| January 27, 2015

By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from The Denver Weekly COLORADO SPRINGS–An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office produced some shock and awe but no injuries or fear as local civil rights stalwarts vowed to continue their work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported late Jan. 7 that no arrest […]

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France’s history of violence

France’s history of violence

| January 27, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders were brutal and indefensible, and whether coordinated or not with any terrorist organizations, were acts of terror. Yet, there is something very disturbing […]

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‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

| January 27, 2015

  Fort Wayne native Caroline Brewer discusses healing power of love FORT WAYNE—What is the key to curing America’s reading crisis and helping two-thirds of America’s children become proficient readers?  A four-letter word, says Fort Wayne native and author Caroline Brewer. That word is LOVE. This insight comes from her new book, “Parent Power: How […]

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Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

| January 27, 2015

Editor’s note: Fort Wayne’s own Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church recently released his book “Leadership Reflections.” Already acclaimed by many as a powerful, insightful guide into the methods and attitudes needed for successful leadership not only in the church but in the community, the book has attracted attention not  only […]

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Black unemployment headed for single digits

Black unemployment headed for single digits

| January 26, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, said Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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Edward Brooke doesn’t get his due

Edward Brooke doesn’t get his due

| January 16, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Sandwiched between the deaths of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and popular ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, the passing of former Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke III at the age of 95 did not get nearly the attention it deserved. Though two African Americans were elected to the U.S. […]

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Nobel Peace Prize vindicated Martin Luther King Jr. for stand on nonviolence

| January 16, 2015

By Zachary Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third black recipient and the second African American, following Ralph Bunche, the famed […]

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