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Boy in need became doctor to serve needy

| August 27, 2015
Boy in need became doctor to serve needy

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Time waits for no one, especially for me. It seems that I’m still racing toward goals that seem endless and impossible. This year I will celebrating 54 years at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where I received my medical degree. I completed my medical training in Internal […]

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Somebody to lean on

| August 26, 2015
Somebody to lean on

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “We all need somebody to lean on!” Do you remember these words from Bill Withers who wrote the song “Lean on me?” My husband and I just spent some time in a cabin with two other couples. We were excited about the opportunity to get away from our everyday routine. […]

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Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

| August 26, 2015
Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

By Jeanie Summerville For your sports entertainment, we inform you that since Metro Youth Sports players and cheerleaders have already received a medical physical provided by the African American Health Care Alliance and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, they are up and running.  And, their games started this past Saturday, Aug. 22 at both […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

| August 26, 2015
Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

| August 26, 2015
Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

By Eric D. Hackley (See video of the interview at bottom of page) ERIC HACKLEY: Recently over at Southgate Plaza right before Mel Odom introduced us, he and I were discussing you. I told him that I had wanted to interview you about your family and the so-called 30 year old “Black Jessies” stigma that […]

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An ‘eye on’ iron

| August 26, 2015
An ‘eye on’ iron

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron, is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. in the morning and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically […]

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Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

| August 25, 2015
Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

By Doris Green (GIN)—It comes with deep sadness that the hands of another of Africa’s greatest treasurers are silenced. Senegal greatest drummer Doudou N’diaye Rose died at age 85. He was born in Dakar in 1930 and was named Mamadou of which the nickname is Doudou. In fact we had just celebrated his birth and […]

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Torture scenarios recounted by victims in embattled Burundi

| August 25, 2015
Torture scenarios recounted by victims in embattled Burundi

(GIN)—As a smiling Pierre Nkurunziza thanked God for a controversial third term in power, disturbing accounts of torture of his opponents were reaching the rights group Amnesty International. Testimonies provided to Amnesty included reports of beatings with iron bars, electric cables and batons. A journalist with the Agence France-Presse, Esdras Ndikumana, 54, was among those […]

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Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015
Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]

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Antislavery movement in Mauritania suffers setback as leader jailed

| August 25, 2015
Antislavery movement in Mauritania suffers setback as leader jailed

(GIN)—Despite a tough law against slavery passed in 2007 allowing slaveholders to be prosecuted, those who protest the practice may still wind up in jail, in some cases for years. This month, three activists, arrested at an anti-slavery demonstration, had their sentence of two years behind bars upheld by a Mauritanian court. They were found […]

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