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Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

| September 21, 2016
Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The cause of snoring is due to the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth resulting in a hoarse noise, which usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while sleeping? Snoring ain’t funny, yet family members who […]

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Obituaries: September 21-27, 2016 Edition

| September 21, 2016
Obituaries: September 21-27, 2016 Edition

Timothy Lee Carter, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Jesse Dunning, 60, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.

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High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

| September 20, 2016
High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

(GIN)—A high-level summit at the United Nations on Monday addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants, failed to produce any concrete measures during the all-day event, leading some observers to dismiss  its accomplishments as “all talk and no action.” The summit’s final report gives the international community another two years to reach a “global […]

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Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

| September 20, 2016
Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

(GIN)—South African President Jacob Zuma spoke for the nation when he called the passing of singer Mduduzi Tshabalala a great loss to the country. “South Africa has lost one of its pioneers,” commented President Zuma, “whose music appealed to a cross section of our people‚ young and old and was known to have achieved the […]

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Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

| September 20, 2016
Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

(GIN)–South African students at the University of the Witwatersrand are all fired up and can’t take no more! After news that the Education minister will be pushing through “fee adjustments” for 2017—up to eight percent—student president Kefentse Mkhari declared: “Comrades, we aren’t going to entertain that eight percent. What we want is simple. We want […]

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Winnie Mandela—called an ‘everlasting beauty’—turns 80

| September 20, 2016
Winnie Mandela—called an ‘everlasting beauty’—turns 80

(GIN)—Winnie Madikizela-Mandela reached octogenarian status this month and marked it at a celebratory party surrounded by top officials, musicians and family members. She shared her special day with well-wishers at the renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town last Wednesday. Among the guests were first lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma, Winnie’s daughter Zindzi Mandela, Julius Malema […]

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Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

| September 19, 2016
Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) On Saturday, Sept. 10, I had the pleasure of being one of the featured speakers for the inaugural Liberty Farm Festival hosted by my good friend Martha Boneta. It was the last gathering of the who’s who of Virginia politics before this year’s presidential election. Donald Trump’s vice presidential […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016
What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016
Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

| September 15, 2016
Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

FORT WAYNE—An arrest has been been made in a quadruple homicide that occurred in a Summit City home early this week. Fort Wayne police officials report that on Sept. 11, they arrested 20-year-old Marcus Dansby on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in an incident that occurred in the early hours […]

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