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Diana ‘I Crossed the Desert, I Got This’ Aguilar-Sanchez

Diana ‘I Crossed the Desert, I Got This’ Aguilar-Sanchez

| December 21, 2015

Undocumented—no more—college grad By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated courtesy of El Mexicano newspaper Physically, if you’re in the early stages of dehydration, you’ll suffer from a dry mouth, cramps, and bouts of lightheadedness. You’ll cry without (or without enough) tears. Mentally, though, your hold on reality gets waylaid. You become more anxious. […]

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Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

| December 21, 2015

By Nicole Beilke Special to the NNPA News Wire from Media Milwaukee The forum titled “The Relationship between Communities of Color and the Police Department” was summed up perfectly by panelist Angela Walker when she said that the problem in Milwaukee is that there isn’t a relationship. Many nods, snaps and murmurs of affirmation followed […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

| December 16, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist It has been two years since our president declared the ISIS movement a “JV” team. He implied this terrorist coalition was no big thing and we shouldn’t worry about it. Since that time ISIS has stretched its footprint to Libya, a majority of Syria and a significant […]

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There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

| December 16, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I awoke to a story that presidential candidate Donald Trump was now proposing that the families of terrorists should be killed. As best as I can tell, his rationale is that if any terrorists know that their families will be killed, they are less likely to be […]

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I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

| December 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc. is scheduled to host a unity and economic development event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 27 at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Established in March 2015, I Am Garvey Inc. is an organization dedicated to producing a full length feature film on the life and legacy […]

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Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

| December 11, 2015

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse, the author established that a transformational leader must usher in dramatic change by engaging, connecting, and motivating. The president’s most significant […]

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What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

| December 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I have to confess that in light of the history of what has happened to African Americans, I am regularly shocked when I hear the voices of black conservatives. I find myself asking, “How can they actually believe that?” An example is when I try listening to […]

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Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

| December 9, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists. From greeting cards to shopping for gifts, decorations and more, lists are made and reviewed to keep pace with the barrage of […]

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Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

| December 9, 2015

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again?”—Rosa Parks Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of a simple act of civil disobedience that forever changed the landscape of American history. […]

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Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones

Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones

| December 8, 2015

By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Los Angeles Sentinel What do you give Quincy Jones, a man whose life is about good music, the arts and making the world a better place for everyone? On Nov. 15, attendees and Jones were treated to a tribute by some of the […]

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