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America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014
America needs a raise

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Local NAACP explains details, procedures for upcoming election

| September 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently released details of procedures and eligibility requirements for the organization’s upcoming executive committee and officer election. The following is the organization’s public release of that information:   Announcement of NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 General Membership meetings and procedures for election of officers and at-large […]

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

| September 11, 2014
African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center downtown. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African Americans enrolled in various healthcare programs—medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy and other related healthcare practitioner […]

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Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

| September 11, 2014
Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

By Ron Scott Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. The cause of death was […]

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Black College Club plans trip to Howard U

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Area high school students and their parents have a special opportunity learn firsthand about the quality education and unique cultural and social amenities offered by one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black college or universities (HBCU). The Black College Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to conduct a trip to the renowned Howard […]

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Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

| September 11, 2014
Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

FORT WAYNE—V.M.L.E. Provision in collaboration with the RHITE Company LLC is scheduled to present a FREE Career Development Computer Training Program at the McMillen Community Center, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road. Classes for the 12-week course are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Dec. 19 at the center. […]

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Special education students bypass common obstacles

| September 11, 2014
Special education students bypass common obstacles

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A new law for special education students in Louisiana is making waves among parents, education officials and advocacy groups. The legislation, H.B. 1015, allows special education teachers to circumvent state standardized test requirements and assume sole authority to promote a student who has scored below proficiency, even up […]

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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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