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Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

| February 24, 2015
Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act”–which would restore the preclearance requirement by the Justice Department for states mainly in the South–“is not necessary.” He has decided […]

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Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

| February 24, 2015
Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

Florida refuses to restore full constitutional rights to ex-felons. The result? One black Floridian of every four can’t vote, hold office or serve on a jury. Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Commit any felony in Florida and you lose your right to vote for life–unless the governor and the clemency board agree […]

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International clothing line, fashion show coming to downtown Fort Wayne

| February 24, 2015

Creative Women of the World hosts ‘Empower Her World’ fundraising event FORT WAYNE—On April 15, Creative Women of the World (CWOW) is scheduled to host Empower Her World: A Celebration of Fashion and Culture. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, attendees will be treated to a visual celebration of international fashion, including […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| February 24, 2015
Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal wasn’t followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn […]

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Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

| February 23, 2015
Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. However, there is another set of events that should also receive […]

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 21, 2015
Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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Five flicks (not chick flicks) I thoroughly enjoyed are up for some award

| February 20, 2015
Five flicks (not chick flicks) I thoroughly enjoyed are up for some award

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Deep within the dark cavernous confines of many a movie house is where one could find me during the frigid months of December and January. This was a pleasurable form of escapism after being confined for weeks due to fever, hacking and coughing. Excuse the descriptors; but, it was quite a […]

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History of black lawyers focus of forum

| February 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul of the Department of Educational Studies, Adult and Community Education Programs, Teachers College, Ball State University, is scheduled to host a forum on the Culture of Black Lawyers: Past, Present and Future from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 24 at Link’s Wonderland, 1733 E. Creighton Ave. The […]

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When are we going to get tired of abuse?

| February 20, 2015
When are we going to get tired of abuse?

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist There comes a time in the course of human events for persons who have been mistreated to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with those who mistreat them. In the interest of self-respect and to claim the respect of others, after a long train of abuses, such persons […]

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Marshall White receives 2015  Margaret Ann Keegan Award

| February 20, 2015
Marshall White receives 2015  Margaret Ann Keegan Award

FORT WAYNE—The Margaret Ann Keegan Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to furthering arts education in northeast Indiana. Marshall White, is CEO and founder of Unity Performing Arts Foundation and director/life Coach for the Voices of Unity Youth Choir.  Mr. White has been shaping and molding young lives for more than […]

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