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A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| October 22, 2014
A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist, it does just that. For the heart to run efficiently, […]

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Eviction plan in cards for Zimbabwe’s landless poor

| October 22, 2014
Eviction plan in cards for Zimbabwe’s landless poor

(GIN)–President Robert Mugabe’s land reform initiative turned lives upside down in the year 2000 and now upside down again as the settlers who moved onto lands that white farmers once owned now find themselves facing eviction by the same government. About eight million hectares of farmland owned by 3,000 white farmers in 1999 are now […]

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Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

| October 22, 2014
Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

  FORT WAYNE—The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture is scheduled to present a special pre-Veterans Day Jazz Tribute featuring the acclaimed Art “Turk” Burton and the Congo Square Ensemble, 8 p.m. to midnight, Nov. 8 at American Legion Post 148, 708 E. Lewis St. Since 1973, Art “Turk” Burton has shared musical experiences […]

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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014
Banks are now robbing people

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Film project designed to show real, positive black male images

| October 21, 2014

As a 35-year-old black man in America, I must admit, I have become complacent in feeling that the scales of equality have been balancing out. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Alfred Wright, Michael Brown and so many others, have taught me that there is still work to be done. As a filmmaker, I […]

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‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

| October 21, 2014
‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

(GIN)–With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok last April, the Nigerian government took the audacious step this week of announcing a truce with the alleged kidnappers and a possible date for their return. The surprise announcement claimed that since a meeting […]

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Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

| October 21, 2014
Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

(GIN)–Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another? That’s the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva. “Is that even ethical? Will workers amid an epidemic be willing to consider getting a placebo? Which […]

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An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

| October 20, 2014
An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

(GIN)–Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Professor Mazrui had an illustrious scholarly life. He authored […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014
Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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