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Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

| December 16, 2014
Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

The archaic grand jury system By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” Given the recent failure of grand juries to indict Darren Wilson, a white […]

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How to get enrolled into a Marketplace healthcare plan

| December 15, 2014

Public invited to meeting to learn about healthcare laws, available plans FORT WAYNE—HealthVisions of Fort Wayne, Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, Neighborhood Health Clinics and The Volunteer Center is scheduled to host a Town Hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, […]

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Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014
Blacks, browns seen as savages

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

| December 15, 2014
‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

By the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular […]

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A license to kill black men

| December 15, 2014
A license to kill black men

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and—thus far—have enabled his killer to escape justice die, […]

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Get out of your own way

| December 14, 2014
Get out of your own way

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “In the story of Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it’s […]

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AARP to hold monthly meeting Jan. 8

| December 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation on at 2 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Linda Dunno, AARP District 3 Representative, and Curt Sylvester, former State Liaison, are scheduled to deliver an […]

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Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

| December 12, 2014
Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his “I Have a Dream” speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted what was next. But, we now see what […]

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AT&T faces $10 billion race discrimination suit

| December 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T and DirecTV. The National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM) filed the lawsuit for an unnamed company that “owns seven original […]

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Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014
Journey to justice

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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