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Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014
Freedom Summer –50 years later

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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The Central Park Jogger case settlement

| June 30, 2014
The Central Park Jogger case settlement

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of bitter dispute, a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit stemming from the notorious Central Park Jogger case that a quarter-century ago inflamed racial tensions in New York City and […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

| June 29, 2014
THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just… things are of good report;… and if there be any praise, think on these things.”— Philippians 4:8 Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show, […]

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Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

| June 29, 2014
Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

By Brenda Robinson Where were you June 25, 2009? Just as most Americans remember what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans also remember when the King of Pop died. Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of an anesthetic, commonly used to put patients to […]

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Power up, power on

| June 29, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in Bible study. In doing so, I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork. Now you need to know that I think Paul is an awesome person when it […]

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American Legion Riders hold 8th Annual Motorcycle Rally Fundraiser

| June 28, 2014
American Legion Riders hold 8th Annual Motorcycle Rally Fundraiser

FORT WAYNE—American Legion Riders Chapter 148 held their 8th Annual Motorcycle Rally Fundraiser on June 7 at the Charles C. Anderson American Legion Post 148. The event was a fun time for all and the crowd enjoyed the delicious BBQ ribs, chicken and fried catfish purchased from the food vendors, great music provided by the […]

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Smith & Wesson off hook for arms to Africa bribe deal

| June 28, 2014
Smith & Wesson off hook for arms to Africa bribe deal

(GIN)–After a whirlwind round of dinners in fancy hotels, Smith & Wesson’s vice president of sales was one of a group of arms dealers in a congratulatory mood after winding up what they thought was a major weapons sale to an African leader. To get the deal, worth $15 million, all the dealers—top-level execs—agreed to pay […]

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The importance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

| June 27, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is arguably the most important piece of legislation created in the United States. While the signing of the Act and the implementation and enforcement of its laws still reverberate today, we tend to forget that the Act was one of human, equal […]

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