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Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

| September 24, 2014
Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper A black family taking pictures of their son–who has Down’s syndrome on his first day of school was interrupted by white school security guard, who proceeded to ridicule the 12-year-old, the boy’s mother said. Brandiss Pearson told the Post-Standard of Syracuse, N.Y., they were […]

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Indiana Department of Child Services resolves adoption subsidy litigation

| September 24, 2014

UAgreement will benefit Hoosier children adopted from foster care system INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and Cohen & Malad LLP announced that an agreement has been submitted to the LaPorte Superior Court for approval to provide $15.1 million to more than 1,800 children who were adopted from the state’s foster care system.  The […]

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Strip mines, pollution, de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

| September 24, 2014
Strip mines, pollution, de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

(GIN)–Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees, and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease. In less than a year’s time, the virus has migrated from its “reservoir” in fruit bats to humans who may have supplemented their diets […]

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Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

| September 24, 2014
Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs, such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc., alive. To carry on their functions, the lungs need food to keep […]

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Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

| September 24, 2014
Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

(GIN)–New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world. Marchers came by […]

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Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014
Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

Tyisha M. Eldridge, 35, departed from this life on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born on Aug. 8, 1979. She was a coordinator at the Y.M.C.A. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Theron A. Smith III; daughter, Akyia K. Smith; parents, Thurman W. Eldridge Sr. and Yolanda James; fiance, Theron A. Smith Jr.; […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

Man uses stolen credit cards to buy computer equipment FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 26, this unknown subject (male black in black t-shirt) in this surveillance photo allegedly used stolen credit card information of two different victims at two different stores in Fort Wayne to purchase mini i-Pads.  The stores were the Meijer’s on Maysville Road and […]

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Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

| September 24, 2014
Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

By Charlene Muhammad and Walter Umrani Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call NEW ORLEANS–The family of a 22-year-old black man, their attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Sept. 4, expressing outrage and refuting claims by police that Victor White III committed suicide while handcuffed in back of a police […]

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It Is Well With My Soul to host voting forum

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Election Day is fast approaching, Tuesday, November 4. What do we know about who votes in Fort Wayne? Who are our eligible voters, registered voters, actually voting by race/ethnicity in Fort Wayne? What is the history of redistricting and resulting demographics? What are some of the interesting historical election outcomes (i.e. close counts)? Why […]

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Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans, Indians in America

| September 23, 2014

By Sandip Roy Special to the NNPA via New America Media It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the store owner, Andy Patel, […]

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