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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014
Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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Put your teeth into diabetes

| July 22, 2014
Put your teeth into diabetes

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH When I was a student at Boy’s High School in Brooklyn, I worked for Singer and Fritzhand Dental Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. My duties were to deliver dentures and to clean up the plaster splattered on the surfaces in the lab and on the floor. Before […]

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Wayne HS 40th reunion set for Aug. 23

| July 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Wayne High School Class of 1974 is scheduled to hold their 40th year reunion from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight, Aug. 23 at the Parkview Field “400 Club” in centerfield. The cost for the reunion is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, call (260) 413-3692 or […]

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World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

| July 22, 2014
World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.

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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014
Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

| July 18, 2014
Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic What do you get when you mix cop/thriller elements with a paranormal film? Dread, fear, anguish, action, suspense anxiety, curiosity, disbelief, demons, thrills… At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another excuse for a “The Exorcist” rip-off—but it’s better than that. Better. Sgt. Ralph […]

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Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

| July 17, 2014
Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

By Bill Fletcher NNPA Columnist The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris vs. Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf.  The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justified this […]

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014
Concussions greater problem for black youth

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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Blacks unemployment best in six years

| July 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The […]

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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

| July 16, 2014
U.S. political views not rigidly defined

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of  political ideologies, according to the Pew Center. The report, “Beyond vs. Blue: The Political Typology” (and its supplemental reports) breaks American politics down beyond primary colors. Political typology, a system […]

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