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Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

| October 29, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, N.C. Lacy, 17, was […]

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Hope is the only answer

Hope is the only answer

| October 29, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It has been stated: “Each time a man stands for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”—Robert Francis Kennedy “The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience. But one who speaks […]

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Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

| October 29, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The Nov. 4 election is only a moment away.  Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A  did not know that there is to be an election on Nov. 4, 2014.  As far as some segments of our society […]

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Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

| October 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era and rig state and national elections in favor of the Republican Party by denying black and Hispanic voters access to the ballot. The refusal […]

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Cop killings? Where’s the outrage over blacks killing blacks?

| October 27, 2014

The recent Ferguson, Mo., cop killing of the young black man was just a reminder of the injustices of racism in America. Most of the community took to the streets in protest, demanding justice against the white cop. That is good, but let’s get to the point of my concern. Why aren’t we in an […]

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Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs announces community outreach events

| October 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be visiting eight Hoosier communities over the next several weeks, holding Community Outreach events that will offer veterans, active duty members and their dependents opportunities to connect with services and prospective employers. All events are free. To help organizers plan and staff each event, free registration can be accomplished […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

| October 23, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Chase The opening lines to the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s National mass choir song entitled “Bend don’t break” begins like this: “No matter what it takes, bend don’t break. You can make it through grace and faith, trust and wait, Jesus is coming and he won’t be late.” Do you […]

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A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| October 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist, it does just that. For the heart to run efficiently, […]

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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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