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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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Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

| July 23, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

56-year-old woman found dead in apartment FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:56 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2440 Fairfield Ave., Regency House Apartments, in reference to a female that was found unresponsive inside an apartment. Officers and medics arrived on scene and located a female/adult, later identified as 56-year-old Audrey […]

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Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

| July 23, 2014
Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

(GIN)–A Pakistani teen who survived certain death from a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram. On the first leg of a three day visit, Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and her father, Ziauddin, spoke with some of the mothers, telling them […]

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Special Blood Drive Held In Honor Of Wyatt Schmaltz; Huntington community encouraged to give blood

| July 23, 2014

HUNTINGTON—An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 26 at Life Church, 900 East State Street in Huntington, in honor of three-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz. Wyatt is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in young nerve cells. “Wyatt is strong and he’s a […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014
The state of Black Euphoria

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

| July 23, 2014
Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

(GIN)—The AIDS activist community shared a moment of silence this week in remembrance of the six leaders in AIDS research who perished recently in an aircraft explosion. Among the dead was Joep Lange, a leading expert in the field of medicinal AIDS therapy and once called “the father of AIDS research” in developing countries. Former […]

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