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Gene Butler retires, accepts buyer’s offer to purchase Community Care Pharmacy

Gene Butler retires, accepts buyer’s offer to purchase Community Care Pharmacy

| April 14, 2014

Acclaimed entrepreneur, activist built legacy of 20 years of success FORT WAYNE—After a successful two decade-run as the founder and operator of one of the city’s iconic businesses, a popular entrepreneur and community activist is retiring. A couple a weeks ago, much of the community was stunned with the announcement by Gene Butler that he […]

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Danziger cop awaiting new trial, asks to be moved to local jail

| April 14, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Louisiana Weekly Attorneys for a former New Orleans police sergeant who is awaiting a new trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings that took place on an eastern New Orleans bridge less than a week after Hurricane Katrina have asked a federal judge to move him to a local […]

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America’s War Against Black Power

America’s War Against Black Power

| April 14, 2014

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political prisoners incarcerated because of COINTELPRO, a secret federal law enforcement program that destroyed Black and dissident organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Men and women who sacrificed […]

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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton

| April 11, 2014

We’re glad we can show the world that we’re the most civilized democrcay in the world and that we know how to have spirited political debate and still maintain manners and proper decorum. (Remember how outraged folks were when this happened to President Bush in an Arab country?) And, people wonder why David Bowie wrote […]

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Scientist say document on Jesus’ wife likely ancient

Scientist say document on Jesus’ wife likely ancient

| April 11, 2014

The story isn’t new. Still, some people react with outrage that something of such is even suggested. But, the question is, if it were true, would it or should it diminish your faith? It seems that too much time is spent debating the particulars of Jesus’ life and not enough living the message. We find […]

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Doctors group sounds alarm over Ebola outbreak

Doctors group sounds alarm over Ebola outbreak

| March 29, 2014

(GIN)—The deadly Ebola virus, once limited to central and east Africa, has erupted in the West African nation of Guinea. The latest official statistics put the toll at 86 suspected cases and 59 deaths. “This is a rare disease,” cautioned Dr. Esther Sterk, tropical medicine advisor to Doctors Without Borders. “Epidemics are limited, but they […]

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Ways to close nation’s wealth gap

Ways to close nation’s wealth gap

| March 17, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty and create economic opportunity.  In its report, Treading Water in the Deep End, CFED […]

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Anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps Sr. reportedly at death’s door

Anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps Sr. reportedly at death’s door

| March 16, 2014

We’re sure a lot of of folks will try to read God’s “motives” behind the imminent taking of Fred Phelps. Truth of it is, none of us knows why anyone is “called home”—or where that person’s spirit will end up. Rather, folks might look at a number of issues here, including the incredible polarization of […]

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African hearts swell at Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar prize

| March 7, 2014

(GIN)—The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named—the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o—for her role in the Hollywood feature “12 Years a Slave.” Nigerian journalist Bim Adewunmi, writing in The Guardian, was one of many Africans covering the long night of prizes and accolades and […]

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BBC News – Venezuela’s Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama

BBC News – Venezuela’s Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama

| March 6, 2014

Venezuela’s Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama Protests against President Maduro have continued as Venezuela marks the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, has broken diplomatic relations and frozen economic ties with Panama. The decision comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of American […]

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