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NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

| October 12, 2017
NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

BALTIMORE (NNPA Newswire)—According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement”. In response to this report, the interim NAACP […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017
Past time to address women’s pay gap

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017
Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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Panic, God is in control

| October 12, 2017
Panic, God is in control

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy The city located on God’s holy hill is the envy of the world, that is, New Jerusalem. The gleam from its glory cannot be hid as the light from the exalted city looms over the entire world.  The people of that city inhabit the praise of God because they have met […]

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Free speech and the racial divide in America

| October 12, 2017
Free speech and the racial divide in America

By S3 Thomas Tensions continue to rise over race in our great nation or has it always been there and it only recently has become a recognized cry in mainstream America? Could that be due to the fact that social awareness is more prevalent now than ever? Could it be that so many of today […]

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Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

| October 12, 2017
Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m going through an extremely difficult time with my son, his girlfriend and her mom. They all live in my house with their two children. The problem is that they live with me at my expense—room and board, electricity, water, cable and gas. The two ladies refuse […]

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NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

| October 11, 2017
NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.—In response to the ongoing mismanaged lead crisis in East Chicago and the Trump administration’s cuts to the EPA and environmental justice programs, NAACP Indiana, in partnership with Indiana State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists, kicks off Our Community Scientists initiative with a hosted a series of student and community lead […]

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Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

| October 11, 2017
Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

FORT WAYNE—The local Bahá’í community of Fort Wayne are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Oct. 22. This will be a global, grassroots celebration with communities creating events large and small; many reflecting the diversity of nearly six million followers around the world. […]

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Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

| October 11, 2017
Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

MINISTER ERNEST BASS was born February 16, 1936 in West Memphis, Arkansas, the son of Bertha Collins and R.B. Buckner. On Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 81, he exchanged this life for a pair of wings and was welcomed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternal […]

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From the mouths of babes

| October 10, 2017
From the mouths of babes

I was reminded that wisdom flows from the mouths of babes while watching the video gone viral of nine year old Briana pleading with women at an Indianapolis abortion center. A snippet from that that video follows. Brianna pleaded, I am a nine year old, and the voice of your baby right now. “Don’t kill […]

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