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Councilwoman-elect thanks public for support

| November 23, 2014
Councilwoman-elect thanks public for support

Thank you so much for your love and support during the past election season. Now the real work begins and I am excited to hear from you. While I appreciate all the votes and work that has been done on my behalf, I need your ongoing prayers and support for the journey ahead. I look […]

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 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

| November 22, 2014
 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin At this year’s 18th African-American Healthcare Alliance, held at the Grand Wayne Saturday, Oct. 18, Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, the president of AAHA, introduced the evening’s MC’s: Dr. Anthony Scott, PharmD and Dr. LaQuia Walker-Vinson, DDS, MPH. Scott, a past scholarship recipient, serves as a pharmacist and manager at the Parkview Randallia Hospital […]

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We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014
We need a President of Black America

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014
The question black conservatives always avoid

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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Experimental ‘ZMapp’ drugs fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

| November 20, 2014
Experimental ‘ZMapp’ drugs fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

(GIN)–One of the promising new drugs being tested against the deadly Ebola virus failed this week to save a surgeon from Sierra Leone, flown in for treatment at a Nebraska hospital. Dr. Martin Salia, a permanent US resident, died on Monday, according to the hospital. He arrived in Omaha on Saturday, having left Freetown on […]

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The love of life

| November 20, 2014
The love of life

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and, therefore, those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 19-25

| November 20, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: November 19-25

Police seek identity of credit union robber FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 a.m,, Nov. 6, the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union was robbed. Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying robbery suspect shown in the accompanying photo. The suspect is described as a young looking black male, 16 to […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

| November 20, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes! Have you ever attended a wedding only to hear the bride or groom answer “I don’t” when the minister asks if the other person agrees to take them as their chosen spouse. Or, have you ever witnessed a guy proposing to his wife and the response to the […]

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Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

| November 20, 2014
Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

Arthur Byrd Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd; children, Thelma Tabron, Arthur (Carol) Byrd Jr., Mattie (Eugene Jr.) Blackwell, British (Douglas Jr.) Jones, Darrell (Debra) Byrd, Bernadine Russell, Bernadette Lamaster, and Stacy Lemont (Rhonda) Byrd; brother, Tommie “Sonny” […]

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Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

| November 20, 2014
Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World The head of the Mississippi Department Of Corrections has abruptly resigned after being indicted on a 49-count federal corruption probe. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to seize former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps’ $359,000 Flowood home, his beachfront condo in Pass Christian […]

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