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Two wounded in apparent shooting

| October 16, 2017
Two wounded in apparent shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., Oct. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that two males had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. Hospital staff indicated that one of the males was initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. The other male remains in good condition. Detectives […]

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Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

| October 16, 2017
Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 1200 block of Ferguson Avenue to try and locate a vehicle that a woman had reported missing. The woman told officers that her boyfriend had taken her vehicle without permission and had returned the […]

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Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

| October 16, 2017
Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

By Akwasi Evans (NOKOA The Observer/NNPA Member) Have you missed us, lately? We had a lot of news we wanted to share with you, but we couldn’t afford to print it. Each week it gets harder both mentally and physically. This job used to be fun. I still enjoy the service and I love being […]

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States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

| October 16, 2017
States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA/ESSA Contributor) According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students. “Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision […]

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Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

| October 14, 2017
Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I have a friend who knows I am hiring people to fix up my house and she keeps suggesting that I hire her cousin. I have hired workers in the past and prefer to keep using them. There’s one particular project, however, that she’s really pushing […]

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New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

| October 13, 2017
New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lobbies for Amazon headquarters By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) GARY, Ind.—It could the greatest comeback in the history of any American city. Gary, Indiana, a predominately black city, that has struggled with business closures, soaring unemployment, poverty, foreclosures and depressed property values for decades, could be seeing a dramatic turnaround […]

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American flag soaked in black blood

| October 13, 2017
American flag soaked in black blood

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? […]

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Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

| October 13, 2017
Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

Will Stacey Abrams be America’s first black female governor in U.S. history? By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become […]

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PRESS ROOM: NNPA calls on Congress to take more aggressive stance against ‘fake ads’ targeting African Americans

| October 12, 2017
PRESS ROOM: NNPA calls on Congress to take more aggressive stance against ‘fake ads’ targeting African Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPANewswirePR)—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis released the following statement about a recent revelation that people with ties to the Russia used fake social media accounts and misleading online ads designed to influence voters during the 2016 presidential election. The […]

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South Sudan has lot to offer world

| October 12, 2017
South Sudan has lot to offer world

By Bona Malwal (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) I am a native of Sudan and now of South Sudan, and I’ve held several positions inside and outside of the government of Sudan. America has always had a special place in my heart. Let me state clearly, that without the help and support of the United States […]

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