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Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

| December 19, 2014
Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]

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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

| December 19, 2014
Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond overeating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays […]

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Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

| December 18, 2014
Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “Exodus: Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!” chants Bob Marley. In his rousing three-minute song “Exodus,” he presents a more strong and spiritual feel for Moses than Ridley Scott’s 154-minute, whitewashed sword-and-sandals epic. Travel from the north to the south of Egypt and there is a variance of skin […]

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Dr. Ruby Cain of It Is Well With My Soul remarks on Journey for Justice

| December 17, 2014

Organization to organize joint sessions with community, police Our Journey for Justice can mark a new beginning. We represent different cultures and have different experiences. Yet, we are united on the theme of safe neighborhoods, quality education for youth, gainful employment, and acquisition of wealth that we can pass on to our descendants. We may […]

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another

| December 17, 2014
another

another by Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa preface in cleveland a black boy dallies in the maze of historic violence kicking severed heads and floating limbs the deep cut and bruise of slash and burn but this be no game, in cleveland no sport of computer geeks tamir rice played bang bang in a cleveland park maybe stick-em-up […]

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Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

| December 17, 2014
Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Track Club recently announced that elite runner and Oiselle representative Lauren Fleshman is the scheduled keynote speaker for their 2014 annual banquet, Jan. 25, at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Elite runner Lauren Fleshman is a U.S. track and field athlete who now runs for Oiselle, a women’s […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

| December 17, 2014
A reason for a spiritual season

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. (This column is for those who think they know God, for those who are not sure and especially for myself) Recently, I came upon a quote by a Sufi mystic named al-Halraj, who stated: ”I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart. I said: ‘Who are you?’ He […]

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Rev. Stewart speaks! He was there all the time! (The pre-existence of Jesus)

| December 17, 2014
Rev. Stewart speaks! He was there all the time! (The pre-existence of Jesus)

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart There are differing arguments regarding the Old Testament and its foretelling of the birth and the pre-existence of Christ. For the sake of this article, let us assume as many scholars do, that the Old Testament existence and foretelling of Jesus is correct. Everyone knows what time of year it […]

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Obituaries: December 17-23 Edition

| December 17, 2014
Obituaries: December 17-23 Edition

Rosie M. Spidell, 72, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Service was Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc., 1338 Eliza St. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Mother Helen Sullivan, 71 passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. She […]

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Crime and Safety Report: December 17-23

| December 17, 2014

Beware of holiday counterfeiters FORT WAYNE—‘Tis the season for counterfeiters and the Fort Wayne Police Department wants to remind both the retailers and citizens to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. During the holiday season, as many as 50 percent of shoppers will be using paper currency versus credit and/or debit cards. Counterfeiters will […]

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