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Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the public image as social capital

| April 17, 2014
Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the public image as social capital

By Ryan Schnurr Special to Frost Illustrated A few weeks ago, I heard an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on NPR’s Fresh Air. At one point Tyson, who is black, is asked by the interviewer when it was that he had first realized he had a gift for communicating with people about science (roughly […]

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Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

| April 17, 2014
Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—The mental and emotional toll of combat from America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on military service personnel is once again center stage after the latest shooting by an Army specialist on a U.S. military base. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, 34, has been identified […]

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Artists have different brain structure

| April 17, 2014
Artists have different brain structure

Folks have always wondered if there wasn’t something “different” about artist people. Now we know. Artists ‘have structurally different brains’ By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC Radio Science Brain scans revealed artists have more grey matter in parts of their brains Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found. Participants’ brain […]

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West coast ‘Black Commentator,’ social justice activist passes

| April 17, 2014
West coast ‘Black Commentator,’ social justice activist passes

(GIN)—Longtime editorial writer, poet and political organizer Carl Bloice was remembered by friends and comrades at a gathering in San Francisco this week. The West Coast writer succumbed suddenly to a years-long battle with cancer. Bloice was known for his many columns on U.S. and international issues that appeared widely. He was on the Editorial […]

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Long lines of voters in Guinea-Bissau could favor newcomer

| April 17, 2014
Long lines of voters in Guinea-Bissau could favor newcomer

(GIN)—Thirteen candidates are in the running for the presidency in this West African country which has yet to have an elected leader serve a full term since independence from Portugal in 1974. Reporters saw long lines at the polls on Monday with no reported problems or incidents. Politicians with the largest war chests include former […]

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Hispanics take back part of Mexico seized by U.S.

| April 17, 2014

Some Hispanic folk told us a long time ago they were going to take back their land—including California and Texas. While the arrogant powers that be scoffed and put their trust in superior firepower, they apparently never saw this population and political revolution coming. The conquest of Florida is nearly complete. Texas? Hmmm. (You might […]

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Son of man killed in Wisconsin by white supremacist runs for Congress

| April 17, 2014

Once again, the nation deals with the legacy of home grown terrorists. What’s very significant about this development is that a citizen decides to run for public office after coming to the conclusion that professional politicians and lobbyists are never going to act in the best interest of common folk—but they will continue the public […]

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Arrest made in Smoke House murder

| April 17, 2014
Arrest made in Smoke House murder

It will not bring Mr. Nino back but perhaps this arrest will at least help the Nino family, friends and the community feel that some justice will be served. Gary man arrested in Indianapolis for Fort Wayne murder FORT WAYNE, Ind. WANE – Police arrested a Gary, Indiana man on Tuesday in Indianapolis as he got […]

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Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

| April 16, 2014
Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

By Brenda Robinson Atlanta Archibishop Wilton Gregory did the right thing when he sold his $2.2 million Atlanta home. He was so wrong, from the start. His first act of wrongness was building the mansion. His second act of wrongness was his initial statement that he “would consider selling the mansion.” If he was at […]

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‘Preachergate’ continued: Elders step up to bat

| April 16, 2014
‘Preachergate’ continued: Elders step up to bat

Questions again arise about Adams Center Landfill money By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following interview with George Middleton, James Redmond and Limuel Coats continues a discussion that Eric Hackley earlier had with community activist James Redmond, who was highly critical of a significant number of ministers in the community. George Middleton: I understand what […]

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