Special Reports

 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

| November 22, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin At this year’s 18th African-American Healthcare Alliance, held at the Grand Wayne Saturday, Oct. 18, Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, the president of AAHA, introduced the evening’s MC’s: Dr. Anthony Scott, PharmD and Dr. LaQuia Walker-Vinson, DDS, MPH. Scott, a past scholarship recipient, serves as a pharmacist and manager at the Parkview Randallia Hospital […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

| November 20, 2014

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by […]

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Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

| November 12, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, […]

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Community demands an end to police harassment

Community demands an end to police harassment

| November 3, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by cops, the cameras continue to […]

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Concern grows as Ebola spreads

Concern grows as Ebola spreads

| October 31, 2014

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—The Ebola virus—that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research—is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America. Experts are calling Ebola the worst outbreak of disease in recent times. At Final Call press […]

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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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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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