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Community Foundation welcomes new employee

| August 25, 2014
Community Foundation welcomes new employee

FORT WAYNE– The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is happy to announce the addition of Marva Crawford as the new receptionist. Crawford comes to the foundation with 30 years of service in the medical field, including medical technology, patient accounts and service. She has previously worked at Parkview Occupational Health and Three Rivers Dermatology. In […]

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Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

| August 24, 2014
Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]

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$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

| August 23, 2014
$90 million-plus lost to foreclosure scams

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Earlier this month, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding more than 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams. Unfortunately, the circumstances that led to the Michigan lawsuit represent a continuation of a disturbing trend of profiteers […]

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Former death row inmate gets law school degree

| August 22, 2014
Former death row inmate gets law school degree

(GIN)–A maximum security prison was the scene of an out-of-the-ordinary graduation ceremony in Kenya. Lifer Peter Ouko, surrounded by friends and family, received his diploma in common law from the University of London. Ouko took the course online and now plans to advance to a further law degree. An inmate at Kamiti prison in Nairobi, Ouko […]

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Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014
Boldy back to Africa

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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Who won the War on Poverty?

| August 22, 2014
Who won the War on Poverty?

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–President Ronald Reagan quipped: “In the ’60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.” Did it? This month, 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, effectively kicking off the War on Poverty, is a good time to answer that question. Today, […]

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Rebellion, confrontations with police as another young black male is gunned down

| August 22, 2014
Rebellion, confrontations with police as another young black male is gunned down

By Jihad Hassan Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo.–Michael Brown, 18, was supposed to be starting college in early August, instead he is listed among Black males shot to death by police, security guards, and self-proclaimed vigilantes. Oscar Grant III, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Jonathan Ferrell are […]

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Brother Shahid thinks beyond protest to jobs for black youth

| August 22, 2014
Brother Shahid thinks beyond protest to jobs for black youth

By Chris King Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Brother Anthony Shahid prevented far worse mayhem and perhaps bloodshed on the streets of Ferguson in the early days of the ongoing protests, according to Antonio French and other front-line leaders. Shahid was able to gain the respect of many young black men […]

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Special treatment for whites led to Marikana bloodbath, inquiry told

| August 21, 2014
Special treatment for whites led to Marikana bloodbath, inquiry told

(GIN)–A commission hearing testimony on last year’s deadly miners’ strike, heard that white employees at the Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black counterparts, provoking anger and resentment. “There is still segregation in the mines based on race,” rockdrill operator Shadrack Zandisile Mtshamba told the commission in Pretoria. “All white people […]

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Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

| August 21, 2014
Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool Jay’s private listening session in New York City.  He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II.  When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, what’s he trying to […]

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