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NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

| May 4, 2017
NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017
Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

| May 4, 2017
We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

By Wade Henderson In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Even more […]

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Gambian to head new peace, justice goup

Gambian to head new peace, justice goup

(GIN)—The former head of Greenpeace Africa took the opportunity of the climate march in Washington last weekend to announce that “Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity”—a new Africa-wide social movement focused on climate change—will be officially launched on African Liberation Day—May 25. “It’s a terrible injustice that even though we the people of Africa […]

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Troubles at Guinea bauxite mining hub leave one dead, several injured

Troubles at Guinea bauxite mining hub leave one dead, several injured

(GIN)—Protests have erupted in the Boke region in western Guinea over high pollution levels linked to the mining of bauxite, which is used to make aluminum and used for the construction of everything from airplanes to saucepans and cooking foil. Almost a third of all bauxite deposits worldwide reside in Guinea. Police responded to the […]

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‘War’ declared on media while Press Freedom Day marked worldwide

‘War’ declared on media while Press Freedom Day marked worldwide

(GIN)—Some of the most celebrated American news writers and editors were lambasted this week by the nation’s president, who derided them as “enemies of the people” and an “opposition party” with whom he’s at war. “Media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are fake news,” the president lectured his cheering supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “They would […]

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May Day speech cut short amid anti-Zuma boos, chants

May Day speech cut short amid anti-Zuma boos, chants

(GIN)—Calls for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma cut short a carefully planned May Day speech and exposed the deepening rift within the historic AFC party. President Zuma, according to eyewitnesses from the scene, was shouted off the stage as he was about to address his long-time allies in the country’s biggest trade-union federation. According […]

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Obituaries: May 3-9, 2017 Edition

| May 3, 2017
Obituaries: May 3-9, 2017 Edition

r, 37, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Born Aug. 11, 1979, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late James Deleon and Carola Torrez. Surviving are his children, James T. Deleon Jr., Reece Talbot and Aleana Branigan; brother, Angel Sanchez-Deleon; stepmother, Alice Sanchez; aunt Lyd and uncle Joe; several aunts and […]

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Why use the Holy Name?

| April 28, 2017
Why use the Holy Name?

By David Klopfenstein Special to Frost Illustrated Most of us here today and others have made our start in our spiritual life by receiving the Savior by the name of “Jesus Christ.” Many of us were also keeping Sunday for the Sabbath through our ignorance. Did that mean that we were less saved because of […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

| April 28, 2017
Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League is scheduled to host We’re having an “Accessory Fair” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. This “Accessory Fair” is an opportunity to “give” gently used accessories to women living in six different shelters/halfway houses working to transform […]

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