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Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014
Concussions greater problem for black youth

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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Blacks unemployment best in six years

| July 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The […]

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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

| July 16, 2014
U.S. political views not rigidly defined

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of  political ideologies, according to the Pew Center. The report, “Beyond vs. Blue: The Political Typology” (and its supplemental reports) breaks American politics down beyond primary colors. Political typology, a system […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 16-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Three charged in coordinated drug raids FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 3, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team simultaneously served two search warrants at two separate locations. Narcotics detectives received information that synthetic drugs were being sold and/or manufactured from 2737 West […]

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Spotlight on LaTosha Preston for achieving greatness

| July 16, 2014
Spotlight on LaTosha Preston for achieving greatness

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? I hope, that all of you are still taking time out your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  We all deserve it and it feels so gooood!  On that note, it pleases me to bring to […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014
The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014
Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014
Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

Dwight T. Griffin Jr., 38, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at home. He worked for BF Goodrich as a forklift specialist. He leaves to cherish many memories his son, Alphonse Jaden Griffin; parents, Dwight T. and Julia Griffin Sr.; sisters, Beatrice Jasper, Yvonne Stokes, Shirley (Terry) Wright, and Sharon Tucker; […]

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Survivors of ‘Biafra War’ in new push for reparations

| July 15, 2014
Survivors of ‘Biafra War’ in new push for reparations

(GIN)–Survivors of the Nigerian civil war that raged for three years and whose horror was captured in unforgettable photographic images that shocked the world have renewed their demand for compensation for the suffering of those years. Ndigbos, a socio-cultural Igbo group, were cut down in a brutal war that followed years of political wrangling among […]

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Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

| July 15, 2014
Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) is preparing to make history, again, by traveling to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia! This will be the third time the choir has participated in this global event, and will be the second time the choir has participated […]

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