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Feds end ‘corruption-fueled spending spree’ by West African leader’s son

| October 19, 2014
Feds end ‘corruption-fueled spending spree’ by West African leader’s son

(GIN)–In its pursuit of so-called foreign kleptocrats who drain billions of dollars a year from impoverished countries for lives of luxury abroad, the U.S. Dept of Justice this week enjoyed one small victory in court. Teodorin Nguema Obiang, second vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, finally lost […]

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‘Blade Runner’s’ fate on manslaughter charge to be decided soon

| October 19, 2014
‘Blade Runner’s’ fate on manslaughter charge to be decided soon

(GIN)–Prosecution lawyers in the case of South Africa Paralympian Oscar Pistorius are said to be seeking a 15 year jail sentence for the famed athlete who was acquitted of murder but convicted of culpable homicide or negligent killing in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Motor accident cases involving negligence and multiple deaths have […]

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Black men show job gains

| October 17, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The unemployment rate for blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. […]

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Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

| October 17, 2014
Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials. But, the multitalented Holder was much […]

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Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

| October 17, 2014
Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, […]

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How Supreme Court could scuttle critical Fair Housing rule

| October 16, 2014

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones Special to NNPA from ProPublica SPECIAL REPORT The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. This is the third time in recent years that the Court has decided to hear a case […]

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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

| October 16, 2014
Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]

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Local author on historical photo hunt

| October 16, 2014

ALBION—A local author is searching for historical photos as part of a new book about Noble County history. Mark R. Hunter has begun work on Images of “America: Albion and Noble County,” which will be issued by Arcadia Publishing. The company is a major publisher of local history books, with more than 8,500 volumes in […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014
Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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A stent costs a mint

| October 15, 2014
A stent costs a mint

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, our neighborhood was a melting pot of all races and religions. You name it, we claimed it. We lived in harmony. When someone or somebody was not living up to their potential, they were given a label such as, “you are […]

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