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U.S. presidents barely know Africa, reporter finds

| July 28, 2015
U.S. presidents barely know Africa, reporter finds

(GIN)—Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African countries, someone had to ask: “How many presidents have visited Africa while in office? And where exactly have they gone?” A Washington Post blogger popped the question. And, the answers were pitiful. Before Obama’s current trip, American […]

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Obama weighs in on gay rights, ignoring local Kenyan taboo

| July 28, 2015
Obama weighs in on gay rights, ignoring local Kenyan taboo

(GIN)—Despite dire warnings that he faced expulsion from Kenya’s Parliament if he raised the subject of gay rights, President Barack Obama replied to a reporter’s question on the subject with a very personal response. “As an African American in the United States I am painfully aware of what happens when people are treated differently under […]

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Patience exhausted, Obama seeks August deadline for end to South Sudan war

| July 28, 2015
Patience exhausted, Obama seeks August deadline for end to South Sudan war

(GIN)—President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17. “The possibilities of renewed conflict… is something that requires urgent attention from all of us,” Obama said. “We don’t have a lot of time […]

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Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

| July 28, 2015
Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the wake of the mass murder of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C. and the rash of unsolved fires at black churches in the South, a coalition of black groups are calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to establish a “reparatory justice” […]

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E. Coli on your feet will defeat ya!

| July 28, 2015
E. Coli on your feet will defeat ya!

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: E Coli—a motile, rod like bacteria that are found in the intestines (gut), in man and many animals and under certain conditions can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care. It’s amazing that today, there are numerous glamour and health magazines that contain featured stories […]

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God’s grace is enough for me!

| July 28, 2015
God’s grace is enough for me!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I have recently had some discussion with some folks on the topic of grace. When asked, “What is grace?” most of the people answered, that it was the thing that was said before meals. I remember sitting for a second and wondering if these people were serious. It turns out […]

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Former Frost, El Mexicano political writer Dan Jehl crosses over at 68

| July 27, 2015
Former Frost, El Mexicano political writer Dan Jehl crosses over at 68

FORT WAYNE—Daniel J. Jehl was passionate about a number of things in life, especially when it came to the community and the effect politics and politicians had on it. Jehl, 68, a former political writer for both El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated newspapers, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at home. Born in Fort Wayne, […]

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Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

| July 27, 2015
Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system. The panel, on June 26, focused on issues impacting women […]

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Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless

| July 27, 2015
Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Racism is flaring its ugly head again on the island of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For decades, thousands of Haitians have crossed over into the more affluent Dominican Republic to seek better economic opportunities. Over the years, some of these Haitians stayed, made […]

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Congress urges stronger action against payday loan vendors

| July 27, 2015
Congress urges stronger action against payday loan vendors

Charlene Crowell By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized. The enforcement action announced July 7, affects two lenders based in Kansas City, Mo., who […]

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