At approximately 1:40 a.m., Nov. 6, police received a report that two masked men entered the Walgreens store at 10412 Coldwater armed with handguns. The store employees were “man handled” and pushed to the floor before being forced to open the cash drawer.
(GIN)–A vote in the U.N. Security Council has denied the Kenyan President and Vice President a year’s postponement of a pending trial for gross crimes against humanity. President Uhuru Kenyatta and VP William Ruto told the Daily Nation they would continue to run the affairs of Kenya despite the pending cases. Those seeking to benefit […]
(GIN)–Former President Nelson Mandela is receiving treatment from 22 doctors round the clock at his suburban Johannesburg home, according to a health update from his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Ms. Madikizela-Mandela told the press that the 95-year-old leader was communicative, gesturing with his face as he is unable to speak due to the many attachments to his throat to clear […]
(GIN)–A movement for climate justice, building across Africa, was in the house at the global Climate Summit recently held in Warsaw, Poland. Writing in African Green Media, Fidelis Zvomuya of Zimbabwe observed: “As the world gathers for the 19th annual UN Climate Change talks (COP 19), Africa stands at the precipice. In the subcontinent, climate change […]
(GIN)–When Santa Claus comes to town in Amsterdam, it’s not a cluster of elves leaping around the robust figure in red waving at cheering children and adults. The dancing figures are “Black Petes” white Netherlanders in blackface wearing Afro wigs. Servants of St. Nick, they are variously Black Pete playing music or singing; Black Pete […]
FORT WAYNE–The Salvation Army officially began its Annual Red Kettle Campaign and Christmas fundraising season Nov. 15. According to Social Service Director Timothy Smith, “The amount we raise in our kettle campaign directly impacts the number of people we able to serve throughout the year.” The 2013 Kettle Campaign goal is $265,000. “Many employees’ hours […]
By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of American Legion Post 148 As a salute and honor to veterans, American Legion Post 148 held its Sixth Annual Veterans Day Scholarship Program on Nov. 9, which was hosted by Commander Jesse Booker and ALR Director Bennie Edwards. During the program, they recognized and honored veterans […]
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Under unrelenting attacks–including from Democratic supporters–President Obama and White House officials continue to struggle as they try to blunt criticism that President Obama stretched the truth in describing coverage options for consumers who already had health insurance before the roll out of healthcare.gov and the individual mandate policy of […]