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The Central Park Jogger case settlement

The Central Park Jogger case settlement

| June 30, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of bitter dispute, a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit stemming from the notorious Central Park Jogger case that a quarter-century ago inflamed racial tensions in New York City and […]

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Former African leaders calls for legalizing low-level drugs

Former African leaders calls for legalizing low-level drugs

| June 25, 2014

  (GIN)—A frank report cited by two former African presidents has called for the decriminalization of minor drug offenses, saying that trafficking, consumption and production is undermining development in West Africa and abetting corruption. Picking up the momentum led by some U.S. governors, the report by a panel of African experts criticized current punitive policies which, […]

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Obituaries: June 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: June 18-24 Edition

| June 17, 2014

George F. Davis Sr., 78, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. Service was Monday, June 9, 2014, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2200 Covington Road, with interment in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Walter Hendrix Sr., passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born on Sept. 7, 1929, in […]

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Voices of UNITY set for Carnegie Hall, ‘three-peat’ in World Choir Games

Voices of UNITY set for Carnegie Hall, ‘three-peat’ in World Choir Games

| June 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s renowned world champion Voices of UNITY youth choir again is set to take its place on the national and world stage with a number of high-profile performances. First, Voices of UNITY is scheduled to performing at the venerable Carnegie Hall—the nation’s perhaps most revered stage—during the choir’s trip to New York, scheduled […]

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One quarter of world’s adult population demonizes Jews

One quarter of world’s adult population demonizes Jews

| May 15, 2014

In a world that likes to think of itself as enlightened, isn’t interesting how many people would rather blame someone for their troubles rather than take responsibility for self? Jews have been accused of “running everything,” but as the elders taught, one has a choice to go along with something or not. Furthermore, we find […]

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Pastor of Harkenflo Ministry called home to glory

Pastor of Harkenflo Ministry called home to glory

| May 2, 2014

Pastor H. Kenneth Flood went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pastor Food was born on Feb. 10, 1937  in Richmond Ind., to Harold and Mary Flood. He married Priscilla in 1958. They were happily married for 55 years. Together they had five […]

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‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

| April 21, 2014

Here is the case that has provided an early argument against the death penalty—because of the danger of wrongful convictions. Ironically, we have the technology to do a better job of processing evidence in capital crimes but politics, class and race often seem to prevent prosecutors from applying those methods to make sure they have […]

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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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