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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

| February 19, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]

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Parkview offers breastfeeding support groups

Parkview offers breastfeeding support groups

| February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Parkview Health offers a number of free weekly breastfeeding support groups, including a new one at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living. The groups meet: • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays at First Christian Church, 4800 Calhoun St. • 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays at Parkview Hospital Randallia, 2200 Randallia Drive in […]

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March for Paris victims of shooting called display of contradiction

March for Paris victims of shooting called display of contradiction

| January 27, 2015

(GIN)—Close to four million people joined a historic march in Paris, France, on Jan. 11, to show sympathy with the 12 fallen staffers of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and support for the right of free expression in the media. The 12 were shot by two brothers, orphaned children of Algerian immigrants, on Jan. […]

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Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

| January 27, 2015

(GIN)–Financing is being arranged for a multi-million dollar ‘smart city’ in Diamniado, Senegal, by the African Development Bank. Similar investments are taking place in the Ivory Coast and other West African states. The smart city, located on a 25 hectare site, will have broadband infrastructure, smart buildings, data centers and an ICT training facility. The […]

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Less than year in office, Malawi prez faces calls for ouster

Less than year in office, Malawi prez faces calls for ouster

| January 27, 2015

(GIN)–Barely eight months into his term in office, Malawian President Peter Mutharika and his government are facing furious calls for their resignation in what some fear could be a reprise of the riots against former President Bingu wa Mutharika, the brother of the current head of state. A coalition of 20 leading NGOs has announced […]

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Tires burn in streets of Kinshasa over election delay

Tires burn in streets of Kinshasa over election delay

| January 27, 2015

(GIN)–Plans by current  Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to hold a national census that critics say could delay elections for years prompted a rock-throwing melee in the capital city. National elections are due in 2016. Witnesses said security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at the protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo’s […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 27, 2015

After hours joint busted FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:30 a.m., Jan. 18, the Fort Wayne Police Department served a search warrant on and shut down an illegal after-hours club which had been operated in a residence at 415 E. Leith St. on the city’s southeast side. Rodney C. Brooks, 40, was arrested on charges of maintaining […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

| January 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.” That brief exchange tells […]

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Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

| January 17, 2015

Ms. Cole discusses how she was abused as a 3 year-old child at home by her parents to the extent that she didn’t have the opportunity to worry about Mississippi racism, segregation, lynchings, politics and Historic White Supremacists.

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