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Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

| January 26, 2016
Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

By Avis Thomas Lester Urban News Service Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland—one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions—the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in Bowie, where the local homeowners […]

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To U.S. military base in Djibouti: Guess who’s coming to dinner?

| January 26, 2016
To U.S. military base in Djibouti: Guess who’s coming to dinner?

(GIN)—China has received a green light from the nation of Djibouti to build its first overseas military base in that Horn of Africa nation. The question is: will they get a welcome basket from neighbors France, Japan and the U.S.? All three have military bases there as well. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said […]

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African leaders to press fight for representation at U.N.

| January 26, 2016
African leaders to press fight for representation at U.N.

(GIN)—The present composition of the United Nations is a thorn in the side of some African leaders who question why none of the five permanent members to the Security Council is a black African. The Security Council is a powerful decision-making body within the house of nations. It is charged with maintaining global peace, admitting […]

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Impatience rising in Tunisia’s young democracy for jobs, better pay

| January 26, 2016
Impatience rising in Tunisia’s young democracy for jobs, better pay

(GIN)—Thousands of Tunisian police rallied this week for pay raises, joining a growing movement of Tunisian citizens turning up the heat on Prime Minister Habib Essid with demands for “work, freedom and dignity.” Once hailed as the success story of the Arab Spring for its democratic progress, Tunisia has become a poster child for the […]

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Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

| January 25, 2016
Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Flint, Michigan is impoverished. The auto plants have closed. Forty percent of the city’s 100,000 residents live below the poverty level. It is majority minority. It’s been in fiscal crisis since 2011, with the state taking over budgetary control and a state-appointed “emergency manager” driving […]

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The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

| January 25, 2016
The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted that the SOU is “strong.” While I disagree with […]

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The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016
The African American State of the Union

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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Indiana Tech explores LGBT rights in the workplace

| January 25, 2016
Indiana Tech explores LGBT rights in the workplace

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Tech Career Center, in conjunction with Indiana Tech’s chapter of the Gay/Straight Alliance, is scheduled to sponsor “OUT at Work: Legal and Practical Considerations for LGBTQ Employees,” at 12 noon, Feb. 3. in the Seitz Conference Center inside Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus. This free program is open to the […]

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Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

| January 25, 2016
Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:48 a.m., Jan. 24, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a traffic accident in the 3200 block of Broadway. Officers arrived and located an unconscious adult male in one of the vehicles. Medics determined the man to be in critical condition, and took him to a […]

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Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

| January 25, 2016
Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:06 a.m., Jan. 23, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 1407 South Calhoun St., the site of Rabbit’s Gentleman’s Club, in reference an armed subject firing gunshots.  Another caller informed dispatch there was a shooting victim inside the club. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim inside the […]

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