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Disappointment runs deep as ‘Blade Runner’ walks free

| September 16, 2014
Disappointment runs deep as ‘Blade Runner’ walks free

(GIN)–The upset decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa that found Olympian Oscar Pistorius not guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp stunned South Africans who had been glued to the trial since the gavel first pounded the court to order last March. Saying that Pistorius’s defense could “reasonably possibly be true,” Judge Masipa lifted […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

| September 16, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I use to think that to be a “real Christian” that I had to be tested and “tried through the fire.” You know, that I had to have gone through some traumatic experience to “find God”. I thought this because I often heard Christians proclaim the words, “No test, no […]

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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

| September 16, 2014
Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

By Dr. J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ST. LOUIS (FinalCall.com)–Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city residents […]

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Doing a new thing

| September 14, 2014
Doing a new thing

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree […]

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Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014
Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

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America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014
America needs a raise

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Local NAACP explains details, procedures for upcoming election

| September 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently released details of procedures and eligibility requirements for the organization’s upcoming executive committee and officer election. The following is the organization’s public release of that information:   Announcement of NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 General Membership meetings and procedures for election of officers and at-large […]

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

| September 11, 2014
African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center downtown. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African Americans enrolled in various healthcare programs—medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy and other related healthcare practitioner […]

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Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

| September 11, 2014
Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

By Ron Scott Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. The cause of death was […]

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