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Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

| July 23, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

56-year-old woman found dead in apartment FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:56 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2440 Fairfield Ave., Regency House Apartments, in reference to a female that was found unresponsive inside an apartment. Officers and medics arrived on scene and located a female/adult, later identified as 56-year-old Audrey […]

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Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

| July 23, 2014
Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

(GIN)–A Pakistani teen who survived certain death from a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram. On the first leg of a three day visit, Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and her father, Ziauddin, spoke with some of the mothers, telling them […]

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Special Blood Drive Held In Honor Of Wyatt Schmaltz; Huntington community encouraged to give blood

| July 23, 2014

HUNTINGTON—An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 26 at Life Church, 900 East State Street in Huntington, in honor of three-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz. Wyatt is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in young nerve cells. “Wyatt is strong and he’s a […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014
The state of Black Euphoria

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

| July 23, 2014
Moment of silence for air crash victims at AIDS confab

(GIN)—The AIDS activist community shared a moment of silence this week in remembrance of the six leaders in AIDS research who perished recently in an aircraft explosion. Among the dead was Joep Lange, a leading expert in the field of medicinal AIDS therapy and once called “the father of AIDS research” in developing countries. Former […]

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Spotlight on Larry Martin of Platinum Collision and for being himself

| July 23, 2014
Spotlight on Larry Martin of Platinum Collision and for being himself

By Jeanie Summerville   What’s up, babies? Today is July 22, 2014, which means, today is my third year anniversary of shining the spotlight on you and all that you do, in the name of love.  As we travel on our journey, to get to know one another better, the more you know, the less you […]

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

| July 22, 2014
Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

By Jeffery L. Boney Special to the NNPA from  Houston Forward Times (Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily. Last month, at a house party in southwest Houston, a 16-year-old African American female who identifies […]

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Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

| July 22, 2014
Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

(GIN)–A contentious debate will take place recently in England’s House of Lords on a subject close to the heart of Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, now an outspoken advocate for a dignified death at life’s end – something he fears was denied to his best friend and collaborator for human rights–Nelson Mandela. Tutu, […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014
Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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Put your teeth into diabetes

| July 22, 2014
Put your teeth into diabetes

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH When I was a student at Boy’s High School in Brooklyn, I worked for Singer and Fritzhand Dental Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. My duties were to deliver dentures and to clean up the plaster splattered on the surfaces in the lab and on the floor. Before […]

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