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County treasurer facing 47 felony counts

| April 15, 2014
County treasurer facing 47 felony counts

Nope, we’re not rushing to judgement, but it seems Indiana has its share of political scandal. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again—at the end of the day, politics is about the money, one way or another. Usually, members of the oligarchy find “legal” ways to pick everyone’s pockets under the guise of […]

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5-year-old shoots 7-year-old to death

| April 15, 2014
5-year-old shoots 7-year-old to death

The other side of “rights” is “responsibility.” While much of the debate over guns is about whether access to them should be limited incidents in recent times—like this tragedy—suggest that there also needs to be extensive discussion over responsible ownership. That includes not only keeping weapons out of the hands of children but also securing […]

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Gene Butler retires, accepts buyer’s offer to purchase Community Care Pharmacy

| April 14, 2014
Gene Butler retires, accepts buyer’s offer to purchase Community Care Pharmacy

Acclaimed entrepreneur, activist built legacy of 20 years of success FORT WAYNE—After a successful two decade-run as the founder and operator of one of the city’s iconic businesses, a popular entrepreneur and community activist is retiring. A couple a weeks ago, much of the community was stunned with the announcement by Gene Butler that he […]

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Danziger cop awaiting new trial, asks to be moved to local jail

| April 14, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Louisiana Weekly Attorneys for a former New Orleans police sergeant who is awaiting a new trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings that took place on an eastern New Orleans bridge less than a week after Hurricane Katrina have asked a federal judge to move him to a local […]

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Community invited to join USF in Stand Against Racism

| April 14, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne is invited to join the University of Saint Francis students and community at 10 a.m., April 25 in the university’s Hutzell Athletic Center gymnasium for Stand Against Racism, a USF student-led partnership with the YWCA Northeast Indiana in a nationwide effort to discourage racism and discrimination in society. […]

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America’s War Against Black Power

| April 14, 2014
America’s War Against Black Power

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political prisoners incarcerated because of COINTELPRO, a secret federal law enforcement program that destroyed Black and dissident organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Men and women who sacrificed […]

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Legendary African trumpeter Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday

| April 14, 2014
Legendary African trumpeter Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday

Remember Mace And Grenades? Bajabula Bonke? Stimela? Ha Lese Le Di Khanna? Hugh Masekela is perhaps the man who put the underline in African when people say that jazz is an African American art form. Ironically, Masekala came to the U.S. early in his career, wanting to be like folks such as Dizzy Gillespie and […]

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Baraka says man busted in bus burning operative of political opponent

| April 14, 2014
Baraka says man busted in bus burning operative of political opponent

If you have any doubt that political debate has gotten way out of hand in this country, take a look at this article. Is this the wave of the future? Man arrested in connection to Baraka bus blaze Craig D. Frazier | 4/11/2014, 7:29 p.m. Ras Baraka Last week, Newark mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and […]

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Islamic school takeover plot alleged

| April 14, 2014
Islamic school takeover plot alleged

Remember the days when schools in most parts of the world were sanctuary for children? Well, okay, the did serve as a spot for indoctrination of some sort but somehow it seemed less political. Maybe it wasn’t. Still, schools have become battlegrounds for all types of adult political agendas—as well as killing fields in extreme […]

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Racism aimed at Syrian refugees in Lebanon

| April 14, 2014
Racism aimed at Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The U.S. isn’t the only place infected with the virus of racism. Racists come in all sizes and colors and in many places. Anti-Syrian hostility in Lebanon spawns social media backlash By Faisal Irshaid BBC Monitoring Lebanese activist: “If my country can’t be self-sufficient, the fault lies with the authorities. It shouldn’t blame its failures […]

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