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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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THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

| June 29, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just… things are of good report;… and if there be any praise, think on these things.”— Philippians 4:8 Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show, […]

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Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

| June 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Where were you June 25, 2009? Just as most Americans remember what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans also remember when the King of Pop died. Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of an anesthetic, commonly used to put patients to […]

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The importance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

| June 27, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is arguably the most important piece of legislation created in the United States. While the signing of the Act and the implementation and enforcement of its laws still reverberate today, we tend to forget that the Act was one of human, equal […]

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Lord, help me with my church issues

| June 27, 2014

By E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “Whether a person is straight or gay, Republican, Democrat, good person, not a good person, they’re all welcome, because to me, church is a place you’re supposed to get healed and whole and loved.” —Pastor Joel Osteen Forward Thinkers, today is Pentecost Sunday, 50 […]

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Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

| June 26, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.  How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked.  They ought to send it back, said others.  One woman told me she would […]

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