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Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

| July 25, 2014
Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

(GIN)—Nairobi-based author Okwiri Oduor was the highly-acclaimed winner of this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African writing. The much-awaited selection was announced last week in Oxford, England. The award carries a prize of 10,000 British pounds (about $17,000) for the 25-year-old Kenyan who was among the top five writers shortlisted for the prize. Oduor’s story—“My […]

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Metro set to kick off football season

| July 25, 2014
Metro set to kick off football season

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports is scheduled to celebrate “40 Years of Greatness,” kicking off the football season on Aug. 1. All children from seven  through 12 years of age may sign up at the sites listed below, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program fee is $80 for each child who participates. Team                                Location                                Head Coach Bengals/Volunteers        Bunche Elementary School        Charles Jackson Cardinals                        Towles […]

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True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

| July 25, 2014
True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

FORT WAYNE—True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 715 East Wallace St., is scheduled to host their Annual Garage Sale 9 a.m. until all items are gone, Aug 2 at the church. Garage sale items includes:  Babies, children, women and men clothings, electronics, housewares, furniture, shoes and toys. Also, the church will also offer catfish dinners and […]

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Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

| July 25, 2014
Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

FORT WAYNE—The 2014 Harambee Fest is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 2 in Weisser Park. Founded nearly two decades ago by the late Chief Elder Johanna Ice-Gold, the Harambee Festival is designed to bring African and African Americans together to share culture and history. The annual festival takes it’s […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014
Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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Niger jails protesters asking to see French mining contract details

| July 25, 2014
Niger jails protesters asking to see French mining contract details

(GIN)—Niger activists planning peaceful demonstrations during a recent visit of French President Francois Hollande found themselves in custody after police raided homes including that of Ali Idrissa, national coordinator of the Publish What You Pay coalition. The protestors were demanding to see the terms of a new uranium extraction contract between Niger and the French […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014
NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

| July 24, 2014
Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

By Chelsea Jones Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Religious leader Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former mentor to President Barack Obama, urged Christians to unite and work together as the Body of Christ, during his speech at the 108th Annual Session […]

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GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014
GOP’s impeachment gambit

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

| July 24, 2014
Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

(GIN)—At an upcoming “Girl Summit” this week in London, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will speak out against a growing trend of young girls pushed to marry at 14 and then swiftly divorced, trapped in a cycle of child labor in order to send money to their parents in Ethiopia. The UK-based ODI will warn […]

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