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America is still a lie

America is still a lie

| August 10, 2015

By Oscar Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist In the depths of the Cold War that raged in the early 1960s, the USSR was scoring points against the United States in the court of world opinion because the world could witness how hollow and hypocritical was the pronouncement that in America, “We hold these truths to be […]

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Time is right to establish Universal African Flag Day, exonerate Marcus Garvey

Time is right to establish Universal African Flag Day, exonerate Marcus Garvey

| August 7, 2015

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Aug. 17 will mark the 128th birthday of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the visionary Jamaican-born leader who built the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) into the largest mass movement for liberation in the history of Africans in America and perhaps the world. As such, I have long […]

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Important messages in music, songs, dance

Important messages in music, songs, dance

| August 5, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin When I read in Frost that The Philadelphia Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was going to be in Indianapolis during the time that I would be there for a workshop, I said: “I will travel a day ahead a time.”  For like the O’Jays, “I love music; any kind of music.” However, […]

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Obituaries: August 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: August 5-11 Edition

| August 5, 2015

James Edward Austion, departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2015. Yvonne D. Cole-Knowles, 52, departed this life on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Percy Nathaniel Dance, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The Rev. Calvin C. Martin, 88, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in […]

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Attacking economic racism

Attacking economic racism

| August 2, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial […]

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Out of sight—sulfites

Out of sight—sulfites

| July 29, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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How to keep our black boys alive

How to keep our black boys alive

| July 28, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the black community: just about every black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police, and all live daily with […]

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Man arrested shortly after armed robbery at north side gas station

Man arrested shortly after armed robbery at north side gas station

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 21, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Doc Ricker’s located in the 5800 block of Coldwater Road in reference to an armed robbery investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with a woman victim and witnesses who reported that as the female came […]

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Two wounded in shooting incident

Two wounded in shooting incident

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:10 a.m., July 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Trace Way in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics provided medical attention to the victims before transporting them […]

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What do we do after Charleston?

What do we do after Charleston?

| July 14, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when […]

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