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Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

| September 20, 2016
Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

(GIN)—South African President Jacob Zuma spoke for the nation when he called the passing of singer Mduduzi Tshabalala a great loss to the country. “South Africa has lost one of its pioneers,” commented President Zuma, “whose music appealed to a cross section of our people‚ young and old and was known to have achieved the […]

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Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

| September 20, 2016
Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

(GIN)–South African students at the University of the Witwatersrand are all fired up and can’t take no more! After news that the Education minister will be pushing through “fee adjustments” for 2017—up to eight percent—student president Kefentse Mkhari declared: “Comrades, we aren’t going to entertain that eight percent. What we want is simple. We want […]

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Winnie Mandela—called an ‘everlasting beauty’—turns 80

| September 20, 2016
Winnie Mandela—called an ‘everlasting beauty’—turns 80

(GIN)—Winnie Madikizela-Mandela reached octogenarian status this month and marked it at a celebratory party surrounded by top officials, musicians and family members. She shared her special day with well-wishers at the renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town last Wednesday. Among the guests were first lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma, Winnie’s daughter Zindzi Mandela, Julius Malema […]

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Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

| September 19, 2016
Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) On Saturday, Sept. 10, I had the pleasure of being one of the featured speakers for the inaugural Liberty Farm Festival hosted by my good friend Martha Boneta. It was the last gathering of the who’s who of Virginia politics before this year’s presidential election. Donald Trump’s vice presidential […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016
What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016
Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

| September 15, 2016
Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

FORT WAYNE—An arrest has been been made in a quadruple homicide that occurred in a Summit City home early this week. Fort Wayne police officials report that on Sept. 11, they arrested 20-year-old Marcus Dansby on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in an incident that occurred in the early hours […]

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Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

| September 15, 2016
Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

Wanted for killing man sitting in car with shooter’s ex girlfriend HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Christopher Figgs, 28, of Fort Wayne was located arrested today by the US Marshals Service’s Task Force in Huntsville Alabama without incident. Figgs had been charged with murder in the July 6 shooting death of 28-year-old Edward Kiel, who was shot while he […]

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Three killed in shooting at Sports and Spirits Bar

| September 15, 2016
Three killed in shooting at Sports and Spirits Bar

Bar closed in wake of latest violent incident there FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:20 a.m., Sept. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Sports and Spirits Bar located at 1723 E Wayne Str. in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located three male victims […]

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Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

| September 15, 2016
Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that […]

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