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UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015
UN honors people of African descent

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015
50 years of economic futility

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

| March 4, 2015
McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Transitional Health are scheduled to  offer a Total Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m., March 12 at McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott St. Total Health is a wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with […]

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Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

| March 4, 2015
Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Let’s recap from part one that came to you about the Salvation Army that featured Dewayne Michaels.  Dewayne is a production worker at the Salvation Army Thrift store that’s located in Southgate Plaza.  We learned about his trials and tribulations and how they were conquered with the help of […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015
Facing America’s lynching frenzy

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

| March 4, 2015
Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

(GIN)–The bad old days of the 1980s and 1990s when Burundi was widely considered a police state may be making a comeback. Some 300,000 people lost their lives in the country’s civil war from the 1990s to 2003, which broke out following the death of the country’s first democratically elected president. Human rights defenders and […]

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Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique

| March 4, 2015
Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique

(GIN)–As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of new-found wealth are impossible to miss. Expensive European-style bars and restaurants line the streets of central Maputo. The latest Toyota Pradas, Range Rovers and Jaguars drive down streets named Julius Nyerere, Ho Chi Minh and Kim […]

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American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria as neighbor countries seethe

| March 4, 2015
American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria as neighbor countries seethe

(GIN)–With kidnappings and violent attacks almost a daily occurrence in Nigeria, the disappearance of an American missionary appears to have stirred a new wave of outrage among the international community at the worsening conditions in the West African country, once considered a rising star and the largest economy on the continent. Phyllis Sortor, a reverend […]

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Namibia’s ‘good governance’ president tapped for leadership prize

| March 4, 2015
Namibia’s ‘good governance’ president tapped for leadership prize

(GIN)–A five million dollar prize for exemplary leadership, good governance and defending human rights has been awarded to the president of Namibia, it was announced this week. President Hifikepunye Pohamba is the first leader to capture the prize since it was awarded to Cape Verde’s former president in 2011. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, named for […]

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Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

| March 4, 2015
Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

Financial advisor: Account for your spending; model the behavior By Erica L. McCain When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the U.S. and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history, according to […]

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