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From father to foot soldier

| June 28, 2015
From father to foot soldier

By Penny Dickerson Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Father’s Day celebrations are tough for Ron Davis. The June holiday reserved for Hallmark cards and the gifting of new ties has remained solemn since the Nov. 23, 2012 death of his 17-year-old son, Jordan. Davis said spent Father’s Day clutching the final letter […]

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Whites don’t have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter

| June 27, 2015
Whites don’t have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Rachel Dolezal had looked around, she would have discovered that a white person does not have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter. In fact, she would have to look no farther than several states south, to Arizona, to see that a white man, […]

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Where the Bible really stands on slavery

| June 27, 2015
Where the Bible really stands on slavery

By Valerie Tasco Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Should a person be able to own another person? Today Christians uniformly say no, and many would like to believe that has always been the case. But history tells a different story, one in which Christians have struggled to give a clear answer […]

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Zetas name 2015 scholarship winners

| June 27, 2015
Zetas name 2015 scholarship winners

FORT WAYNE—Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its 41st Annual Finer Womanhood  Scholarship Program on May 17 at Don Hall’s Guesthouse.  This year’s theme was “Inspired Gospel and More” and Niyoki, gospel recording artist was the featured guest. The 2015 scholarship winners were: $1, 000 Scholarship ● Nygeria K. Smith […]

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Free speech hypocrisy: ‘Treason in the defense of slavery’ and more

| June 27, 2015
Free speech hypocrisy: ‘Treason in the defense of slavery’ and more

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, those that have captured the most attention all involve black Americans as the targets of the racist speech or action: the […]

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White mob attack, brutal double stabbing in Chicago

| June 26, 2015
White mob attack, brutal double stabbing in Chicago

By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO (The Final Call)–Four have been charged with attempted murder in a vicious May 30 double stabbing attack on a black man and woman at a park in the largely Irish neighborhood known as Canaryville on Chicago’s south side. Two males, Kevin Hoynes […]

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Drug suspect dies in custody after being taken in for questioning

| June 26, 2015
Drug suspect dies in custody after being taken in for questioning

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police and Indiana State Police are presently involved in a joint investigation that deals with the death of a subject that was transported from police headquarters to a local hospital where he later died. At approximately 10:43 a.m. June 25, detectives with the Fort Wayne Vice and Narcotics unit along with the […]

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‘Known’ gang member arrested after police siege

| June 26, 2015
‘Known’ gang member arrested after police siege

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:10 p.m., June 23, detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Gang and Violent Crimes unit received information that Ku-La Lwin, 21, a known gang member, was inside of a house in the 3200 block of Warsaw Street. Detectives knew that Ku-La had an active warrant, was known to be armed, was on parole, and had […]

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Five arrested in Leo meth raid

| June 26, 2015
Five arrested in Leo meth raid

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:53 a.m., June 23, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Methamphetamine Suppression Unit, along with members of the Allen County SWAT Team served a search warrant at 10501 Main Street, in Leo.  Detectives had received information that someone at this address had been manufacturing methamphetamines, and received a search warrant to […]

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Support grows for taking down Confederate flag

| June 26, 2015
Support grows for taking down Confederate flag

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a white supremacist at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defenders of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time […]

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