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Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

| August 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville For your sports entertainment, we inform you that since Metro Youth Sports players and cheerleaders have already received a medical physical provided by the African American Health Care Alliance and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, they are up and running.  And, their games started this past Saturday, Aug. 22 at both […]

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An ‘eye on’ iron

An ‘eye on’ iron

| August 26, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron, is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. in the morning and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically […]

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Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

| August 25, 2015

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon By Paul Ricketts “The American school system is inexcusably treating the civil rights movement, essentially, as if it never happened, part of a collective, general amnesia about African-American history as a whole.” That is the assessment of Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of […]

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Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

| August 22, 2015

By Jessica R. Key Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis Recorder Whether in print, on television or on social media, people are beginning to use code words or phrases to describe African-Americans. “Urban” is now the politically-correct term for black people, neighborhoods or style of dress; “thug” is sometimes code for the N-word; and […]

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Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

| August 21, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Year after year in measure after measure, black, Latino and Native American students trail their white peers in educational outcomes. These gaps were at their lowest in 1988, the same year public schools hit peak integration levels–and long-term data shows that this was no coincidence. “As long as […]

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resistance matters

resistance matters

| August 18, 2015

they knew that if the slaves developed a common sense of identity through african culture and traditions, they would be more likely to join together and rebel against their owners.—portcitiesbristol:     resistance matters © 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa AUDIO: resistance matters @ https://rootfolks.bandcamp.com/   big mike brown went down a year ago august 9, felled by […]

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FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:26 a.m., Aug. 14, Fort Wayne police responded to the 6300 block of Bluffton Road in reference to a 911 call reporting a head-on collision involving a Fort Wayne Community Schools box truck and a passenger vehicle. On arrival, officers observed that the driver of the passenger vehicle, an adult male, was […]

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GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

| August 12, 2015

Conservative debate host displays hypocrisy in defense of Megyn Kelly By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump […]

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United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The United Negro College Fund Fort Wayne Leadership Council is scheduled to hold its 2015 Annual Scholarship Program Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at Indiana Tech Law School, 1600 Washington Blvd. The scholarship program reception will recognize and celebrate this year’s UNCF Fort Wayne Scholarship recipients. The Fort Wayne Scholarship […]

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Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

| August 10, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced recently. Officer Ray Tensing, 25, was indicted in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, whom he’d pulled over for not […]

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