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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014
The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014
Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014
Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

Dwight T. Griffin Jr., 38, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at home. He worked for BF Goodrich as a forklift specialist. He leaves to cherish many memories his son, Alphonse Jaden Griffin; parents, Dwight T. and Julia Griffin Sr.; sisters, Beatrice Jasper, Yvonne Stokes, Shirley (Terry) Wright, and Sharon Tucker; […]

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Survivors of ‘Biafra War’ in new push for reparations

| July 15, 2014
Survivors of ‘Biafra War’ in new push for reparations

(GIN)–Survivors of the Nigerian civil war that raged for three years and whose horror was captured in unforgettable photographic images that shocked the world have renewed their demand for compensation for the suffering of those years. Ndigbos, a socio-cultural Igbo group, were cut down in a brutal war that followed years of political wrangling among […]

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Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

| July 15, 2014
Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) is preparing to make history, again, by traveling to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia! This will be the third time the choir has participated in this global event, and will be the second time the choir has participated […]

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Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

| July 15, 2014
Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had gone off their rockers and apes, the aggrieved, seemed saner. The premise for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the […]

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The historical images of ‘Maleficent’

| July 15, 2014
The historical images of ‘Maleficent’

By Chasiti Falls I went to go see the new Disney movie called Maleficent.  I surely was hesitant just from the title, and then when I was told who was starring in it I was curious as to how this tale would be told. First and foremost, I will start off to say that even […]

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

| July 15, 2014
Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy—and been on point—if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular. Although people of color comprised […]

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Irby retires from Snider High School

| July 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the area’s most respected civil and community servants has taken another bow from public service, retiring from a second honorable career serving the community. Mr. Pinkie Irby recently announced retirement from R. Nelson Snider High School as a school assistant after more than a decade of outstanding service. Prior to that, Irby […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

| July 15, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever seen a nice home that once had a family living in it now empty? What does it look like on the outside? It probably looks like a typical vacant home. It is commonly known that those people who really want to sell their home will invest money, […]

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