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Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

| September 26, 2014
Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African-Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of blacks and Latinos believe the way their respective communities are portrayed in the media is accurate. These findings […]

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Fellowship Missionary Church to host art exhibition, silent auction in conjunction with Fort-4-Fitness

| September 26, 2014

Proceeds to benefit Congo through FMC’s partnership with World Relief FORT WAYNE—Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 East Tillman Road, is scheduled to host a Pieces-4-Peace art exhibition, entitled Making Peace Personal, in conjunction with the Fort-4-Fitness marathon event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 27. All items in the show will be available for purchase […]

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

| September 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, […]

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Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

| September 25, 2014
Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

(GIN)–On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly. The lost funds could pay wage subsidies for all unemployed youths, build half a million houses, or give healthcare […]

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Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people?

| September 25, 2014

By Lois Beckett Special to the NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with the New York Times.) Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the […]

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Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

| September 24, 2014
Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Steven Manning—a self-described proud Portage Junior High School Ram—was recently interviewed by Arise TV in New York City. Launched in 2013, Arise is an up-and-coming 24-hour news and entertainment channel that competes with CNN, the BBC and Fox News. An Arise producer learned about Manning from a USA […]

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Spotlight on Lisa Worrell of Pontiac Branch Library

| September 24, 2014
Spotlight on Lisa Worrell of Pontiac Branch Library

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? This week, we’re going to share in the beauty and joy that our little ones bring or brought to us as parents, grandparents and others. Remember how wonderful it felt to see their first smile and how, whenever they’d smiled at us, it would bring us immense joy? Remember […]

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American Red Cross partners with Hysterium, Haunted Hotel to scare up blood donations

| September 24, 2014
American Red Cross partners with Hysterium, Haunted Hotel to scare up blood donations

FORT WAYNE and HUNTINGTON—A Halloween Blood Drive is scheduled to take place Monday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 4 at American Red Cross Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Road and the Lutheran Donor Center. All presenting blood donors will receive a voucher for one general admission to either Hysterium (in Fort Wayne) or […]

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Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

| September 24, 2014
Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

FORT WAYNE—Pioneering editor and activist Susan L. Taylor is the scheduled keynote speaker for the 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African […]

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Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

| September 24, 2014
Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper A black family taking pictures of their son–who has Down’s syndrome on his first day of school was interrupted by white school security guard, who proceeded to ridicule the 12-year-old, the boy’s mother said. Brandiss Pearson told the Post-Standard of Syracuse, N.Y., they were […]

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