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Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

| September 11, 2014
Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT —Dearborn resident Theodore Wafer was sentenced in Wayne Circuit Court Sept. 3 to a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride, who was unarmed, went to Wafer’s home Nov. 2, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., reportedly seeking help after an automobile […]

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Oil buyers flee Nigeria, leaving toxic spill cleanup

| September 11, 2014
Oil buyers flee Nigeria, leaving toxic spill cleanup

(GIN)—Angola’s crude oil is proving sweet to U.S. buyers who are snapping it up as fast as they are dropping purchases from Nigeria, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Breaking a 40-year record, crude oil exports from Angola to the U.S. are averaging around 116,000 barrels per day (bpd) since […]

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J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

| September 11, 2014
J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

Special to the NNPA to The Michigan Citizen James “J Dilla” Yancey, the late Detroit music producer whose stardom has grown globally since his passing in 2006, is headed toward enshrinement in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. , announced the news at the ninth annual “D.C. Loves Dilla” event on July 17. The legendary […]

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The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

| September 10, 2014
The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

By Mary Simpson, Edna Metoyer and Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—A sea of Royal Blue and White permeated Washington, D.C., from July 15 through July 20, 2014 created by 7,000 members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. This momentous occasion was due to Phi Beta Sigma […]

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Spotlight on veterinarian Darius Starks

| September 10, 2014
Spotlight on veterinarian Darius Starks

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope that everything is well with you and yours—and that you’re still taking time out everyday to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know […]

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Broadway Christian Church celebrates 40th anniversary

| September 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Broadway Christian Church, 910 Broadway, is celebrating their 40th Anniversary Sept. 19 Sept. 21. BCC opened its doors in January 1974 under the direction of Pastor Robert Yawberg. At that time, Fort Wayne Mayor Ivan Lebanoff, was expressing concerns that many churches and business were leaving the downtown core and he challenged churches to commit […]

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Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

| September 10, 2014
Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

(GIN)–A U.S. drone war on the insurgency in Somalia has overlooked the war on women–specifically the abuse, rapes and attacks on women and girls by AMISOM—the African Union Mission in Somalia, a new report by Human Rights Watch has disclosed. In its report titled “The Power These Men Have Over Us,” the New York-based Human […]

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Church leaders defend ‘Public Protector’ vilified over Zuma report

| September 10, 2014
Church leaders defend ‘Public Protector’ vilified over Zuma report

(GIN)—A blizzard of brickbats, insults and other aspersions aimed at South Africa’s Public Protector assigned to investigate the taxpayer-financed country estate of President Jacob Zuma, have roused the Diakonia Council of Churches, a social justice faith-based group, which this week came to her defense in an open letter. The council said it wished there were […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014
Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014
Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

Brian J. Bates, 23, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Born Jan. 19, 1991 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dorian G. Smith-Phillips; father, Jeffrey (Alicia) Bates Sr.; brothers, Jeffrey Bates Jr., Adam Bates, Gregory Dewayne Thompson, Demarkus Thompson, Sedric Washington Jr; sisters, Doeneseya Shophia Bates, […]

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