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This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

| September 15, 2016
This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts—where the majority of African American […]

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Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

| September 14, 2016
Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors […]

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NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

| September 14, 2016
NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

By Benjamin Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented black American voter turnout on Nov. 8, 2016 across the nation. Today, the […]

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Trick-or-Treat hours set for Oct. 31

| September 14, 2016
Trick-or-Treat hours set for Oct. 31

FORT WAYNE—The official hours for Trick-or-Treat 2016 have been established for the “City” of Fort Wayne. Trick-or-Treat will be observed in the “City” of Fort Wayne from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treaters should only visit those homes with an illuminated exterior front light (or porch light) indicating that trick-or-treaters are […]

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Leaves of healing

| September 14, 2016
Leaves of healing

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience that I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall. After a summer of building food for the tree so that it can endure the cold months, the leaves seem to say, ‘I am […]

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Obituaries: September 14-20, 2016 Edition

| September 14, 2016
Obituaries: September 14-20, 2016 Edition

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Worst earthquake to hit Tanzania leaves hundreds injured, 16 dead

| September 13, 2016
Worst earthquake to hit Tanzania leaves hundreds injured, 16 dead

(GIN)—A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Tanzania over the weekend and was felt throughout the Great Lakes region, local authorities said on Sunday. Tanzanian premier Kassim Majaliwa headed to the worst-hit city, Bukoba, to attend a ceremony at its stadium. “This tragic event is unprecedented. We’ve never known this in our country,” he told mourners. “The […]

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South Sudanese leaders stole millions, says U.S. actors’ rights group

| September 13, 2016
South Sudanese leaders stole millions, says U.S. actors’ rights group

(GIN)—South Sudan’s top political leaders have siphoned millions from state coffers, dating back to 2005, according to a blistering report released by a U.S. watchdog. The 65-page report, entitled “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay,” claims South Sudan’s nearly three-year-old conflict has been fueled by battles over control of state assets and the country’s natural resources. While […]

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Liberia announces moves against guns, light weapons

| September 13, 2016
Liberia announces moves against guns, light weapons

(GIN)—U.S. cities fighting to get guns off their streets are not alone in the struggle. Liberia is there too. This week, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared by proclamation that all persons who surrender small arms and light weapons under a regional weapons collection program would be granted amnesty. President Sirleaf’s concern went beyond guns linked to […]

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Support the sojourn through a true history

| September 13, 2016
Support the sojourn through a true history

By Eric D. Hackley I was recently asked what fueled my interest in American history, Black history, and my Hackley genealogy? I became intrigued by genealogy in 1977 during my junior year at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. This is when Alex Haley’s “ROOTS” first aired on television. For the next almost 40 […]

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