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A bittersweet toast to all journalist in jail

A bittersweet toast to all journalist in jail

| December 31, 2014

(GIN)—Of the thousands of relentless scribes who dig for a story, dodge bullets, follow paper trails, shine a light in the darkness, some 220 news writers around the world will spend New Year’s this year in a faraway jail. This month, Kenyan writer Janet Otieno-Prosper dedicated her essay in the Africa Review to remembering the […]

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‘Iron Lady’ of Ivory Coast goes to trial

‘Iron Lady’ of Ivory Coast goes to trial

| December 31, 2014

(GIN)—Simone Gbagbo, wife of Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, is facing a court of her peers in Ivory Coast this week. She faces charges of aiding her husband President Laurent Gbagbo cling to power after his defeat at the polls as certified by international observers. Unlike her husband, Mrs. Gbagbo was not transferred to The […]

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Race in the Un-United States of America

Race in the Un-United States of America

| December 22, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among whites and blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers for killing unarmed blacks ignores a larger and more troubling trend—blacks and whites view […]

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Wayne Township Trustee office provides holiday cheer celebration for youth, families

Wayne Township Trustee office provides holiday cheer celebration for youth, families

| December 20, 2014

By SuzAnne Runge Courtesy of the Wayne Township Trustee Office FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 13, the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office threw their annual Holiday Celebration at the Roller Dome South at 4540 Bluffton Road. This was the third time in as many years that Trustee Richard Stevenson’s office hosted the free event to celebrate the season, […]

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Spotlight on Jonathan C. Ray how he became who he is today (part two of two)

Spotlight on Jonathan C. Ray how he became who he is today (part two of two)

| December 13, 2014

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? We made it through another year and that pleases me because we can continue on our journey of love together and soak in some joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we feel the beauty.  On that note, let’s learn more about Jonathan Ray: “Hello, Frost Illustrated […]

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AARP to hold monthly meeting Jan. 8

| December 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation on at 2 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Linda Dunno, AARP District 3 Representative, and Curt Sylvester, former State Liaison, are scheduled to deliver an […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Jesus is coming back!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Jesus is coming back!

| December 10, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Jesus is coming back!” Many ministers use this phrase in reference to the return of Jesus to earth to gather the saints of God. How we as believers understand this phrase often depends on how it has been taught to us. What does the phrase “Jesus is coming back” mean […]

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Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ dead at 78

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ dead at 78

| December 2, 2014

By Avis Thomas-Lester and Ruben Castaneda Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Nov. 23 at the District’s United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital. He was 78. His death was […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| November 20, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and, therefore, those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

| November 12, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? In this thing called life we must cherish every moment of it as if it were our last because it very well could be. That’s why it’s so important to take time out and enjoy the beauty of others who are brought into our lives without prejudice, malice, jealousy […]

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