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Why daughters need fathers

| January 28, 2015
Why daughters need fathers

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Excerpted from “Raising Black Girls and Educating Black Girls” The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their fathers. The most obvious being you can’t be someone you have not seen. Girls can look at their mothers and receive the importance and significance of […]

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World indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

| January 28, 2015
World indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two law enforcement officers were also killed, bringing the total to […]

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Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 28, 2015
Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

Elder Earl L. Arrington was born June 8, 1968, in Marion, Ala. At the age of 46 passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He was a 1986 graduate of Francis Marion High School and was employed by Avery Dennison for 20 years. In his free-time he enjoyed golfing, bowling and hunting. He was member of Greater […]

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March for Paris victims of shooting called display of contradiction

| January 27, 2015
March for Paris victims of shooting called display of contradiction

(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’

| January 27, 2015
Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

(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

| January 27, 2015
Less than year in office, Malawi prez faces calls for ouster

(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

| January 27, 2015
Tires burn in streets of Kinshasa over election delay

(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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‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

| January 27, 2015
‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is scheduled to present the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine,” chronicling Dr. Clayborne Carson’s play about Dr. King as it was presented in Palestine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Downtown Allen County Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. Dr. Carson is […]

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Spotlight on Bishop Joe L. Swanson of Greater Living Epistle House of Yahweh

| January 27, 2015
Spotlight on Bishop Joe L. Swanson of Greater Living Epistle House of Yahweh

By Jeanie Summerville As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re making the best out of every situation that you encounter, on a daily basis, to help ensure yourselves and others some well deserved joy, happiness, beauty and some form of peace of mind because I sure am and […]

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Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

| January 27, 2015
Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from The Denver Weekly COLORADO SPRINGS–An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office produced some shock and awe but no injuries or fear as local civil rights stalwarts vowed to continue their work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported late Jan. 7 that no arrest […]

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