Special Reports

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call But, these responses betray a woeful ignorance that exists among the American public and the media’s failure to properly and clearly address government abuses and the targeting of civil rights and Black Power Movement leaders and organizations. This sordid and disgusting episode in U.S. intelligence activity isn’t […]

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Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

| November 28, 2014

By Jong Won Lee Special to the NNPA from Korea Daily Via New America Media ATLANTA—For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U.S. wig industry—a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile manufacturers in South Korea put […]

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

| November 27, 2014

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many. Devastating numbers in a report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes […]

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A nation where slavery still thrives

A nation where slavery still thrives

| November 27, 2014

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist A couple of weeks ago, law enforcement officials in Mauritania arrested nine people for doing something the government considers radical: protesting slavery. In 1980, Mauritania became the last nation in the world to legally abolish slavery, an institution that that had existed in the poor, landlocked Islamic West African country […]

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Grand jury refuses to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

Grand jury refuses to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

| November 27, 2014

By Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS–After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr., St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch […]

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Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal […]

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2014 Gala Extravaganza honors variety of community contributors as ‘Lions’

2014 Gala Extravaganza honors variety of community contributors as ‘Lions’

| November 26, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Fort Wayne Urban League FORT WAYNE– Fort Wayne Urban League (FWUL) welcomed a large gathering of influential business and community leaders to the Fort Wayne Urban League Annual Gala Extravaganza. The event, was held to celebrate another successful year of Urban League community services. Gala attendees were introduced […]

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Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

| November 26, 2014

  (Part one of two) By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? Thanksgiving is right around the corner and do you know where you’re going to be and whom you’re going to be with?  Well, my Thanksgiving wish to you is, no matter where you are or who you’re with, you’ll make it one of the […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne took the lead again this year in coordinating what has become a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will be served to approximately 400 residents of the Brookmill Court and McCormick Place communities. Approximately 50 Boys & Girls Clubs members live in these Fort Wayne Housing Authority areas. […]

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 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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