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LBJ’s defenders cheapen his accomplishments

LBJ’s defenders cheapen his accomplishments

| March 18, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African Americans and poor people than any modern president. But, his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments, which is an insult to the people–black and white–who lost their lives fighting for civil rights. The first and most obnoxious […]

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Photos: Union Baptist Church’s Selma viewing

Photos: Union Baptist Church’s Selma viewing

| March 17, 2015

Click here to read about UBC youth events, including the Selma showing.

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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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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