Special Reports

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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City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

| October 6, 2014

By Eryn Rogers Courtesy of WANE-TV FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly newspaper is bouncing back after a theft earlier in the summer froze the paper’s account. However, after an outpouring of the community’s help, Frost Illustrated is back in business. Frost Illustrated was founded back in 1968. Earlier this year, an […]

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$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

| August 23, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Earlier this month, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding more than 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams. Unfortunately, the circumstances that led to the Michigan lawsuit represent a continuation of a disturbing trend of profiteers […]

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West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

| August 13, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS—What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place–and beyond. Hundreds gathered at 8 […]

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Spotlight on the Frost Media App!

Spotlight on the Frost Media App!

| August 8, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? This week’s spotlight is a little different because instead of spotlighting a person or a group of people, I’m shining the light on a product that can benefit all of you. That’s right, I said it! And, I’m proud to say it again—can benefit all of You, in the […]

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

| August 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, […]

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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

| July 28, 2014

PERSPECTIVE By Stephany Rose Special to the NNPA Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south […]

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Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

| July 27, 2014

    Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) returned from their journey to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia early on Wednesday morning, July 23. They brought home with them their fifth gold medal and first silver medal since first participating in the bi-annual competition in […]

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Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

| July 27, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Director Richard Cordray announced that one of the nation’s largest payday lenders, ACE Cash Express, will pay $10 million in restitution and penalties for directing its employees […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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