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Spotlight on Glynn A. Hines our 6th District City Councilman

| January 22, 2015
Spotlight on Glynn A. Hines our 6th District City Councilman

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? To continue the beauty from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., day and the 30th Annual Unity Day celebration that took place Jan. 19, 2015 at Grand Wayne Convention Center, Downtown Fort Wayne we bring to you more joy, more happiness and some more peace of mind through this week’s spotlight. […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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Rising anger in Muslim Africa over offending cartoons

| January 21, 2015
Rising anger in Muslim Africa over offending cartoons

(GIN)–While the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, marched in a Paris rally to support the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, anger was rising at home among the country’s majority Muslim population over cartoons ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed. Over the weekend, anger exploded on the streets when about 1,000 young men turned on the institutions of […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

| January 21, 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.” That brief exchange tells […]

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New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

| January 21, 2015
New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

(GIN)—Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front and center in today’s news. A new report on the topic has come up with figures that even caught the financial community by surprise. For example: members of the “world’s richest” club earn half-a-million dollars per minute, the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

Woman critically injured in shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:08 a.m., Jan. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult female was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined that the […]

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Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

| January 17, 2015
Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

Ms. Cole discusses how she was abused as a 3 year-old child at home by her parents to the extent that she didn’t have the opportunity to worry about Mississippi racism, segregation, lynchings, politics and Historic White Supremacists.

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015
With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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Nobel Peace Prize vindicated Martin Luther King Jr. for stand on nonviolence

| January 16, 2015

By Zachary Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third black recipient and the second African American, following Ralph Bunche, the famed […]

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Boko Haram commits ‘deadliest massacre yet’ in Baga

| January 15, 2015
Boko Haram commits ‘deadliest massacre yet’ in Baga

(GIN)—The northern Nigerian town of Baga was devastated over the weekend by a surprise raid conducted by Boko Haram insurgents apparently aimed at a major military base constructed there. Amnesty International estimates the death toll could be as high as 2,000, though some witnesses cite lower tolls in the hundreds. Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, a […]

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