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World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

| July 22, 2014
World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.

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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014
Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

| July 18, 2014
Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic What do you get when you mix cop/thriller elements with a paranormal film? Dread, fear, anguish, action, suspense anxiety, curiosity, disbelief, demons, thrills… At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another excuse for a “The Exorcist” rip-off—but it’s better than that. Better. Sgt. Ralph […]

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Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

| July 17, 2014
Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

By Bill Fletcher NNPA Columnist The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris vs. Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf.  The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justified this […]

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014
Concussions greater problem for black youth

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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Blacks unemployment best in six years

| July 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The […]

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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

| July 16, 2014
U.S. political views not rigidly defined

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of  political ideologies, according to the Pew Center. The report, “Beyond vs. Blue: The Political Typology” (and its supplemental reports) breaks American politics down beyond primary colors. Political typology, a system […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 16-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Three charged in coordinated drug raids FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 3, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team simultaneously served two search warrants at two separate locations. Narcotics detectives received information that synthetic drugs were being sold and/or manufactured from 2737 West […]

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Spotlight on LaTosha Preston for achieving greatness

| July 16, 2014
Spotlight on LaTosha Preston for achieving greatness

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? I hope, that all of you are still taking time out your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  We all deserve it and it feels so gooood!  On that note, it pleases me to bring to […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014
The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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