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Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

| February 24, 2015
Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A very public conflict between the Bridge Crossing Jubilee Inc., the local group that has been commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for more than four decades, and the largely white-run The Faith & Politics Institute, a Washington-based group that had organized competing marches in Selma and Montgomery on the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary […]

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Record-level of criminal exonerations in 2014

| February 24, 2015
Record-level of criminal exonerations in 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Black criminal defendants accounted for roughly 46 percent of the 125 known exonerations in 2014, the highest annual number of recorded since 1989, according to a national registry that tracks wrongful convictions. According to a recent report by The National Registry of Exonerations, the next highest total […]

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Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015
Rape’s other victims

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

| February 24, 2015
Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act”–which would restore the preclearance requirement by the Justice Department for states mainly in the South–“is not necessary.” He has decided […]

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Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

| February 24, 2015
Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

Florida refuses to restore full constitutional rights to ex-felons. The result? One black Floridian of every four can’t vote, hold office or serve on a jury. Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Commit any felony in Florida and you lose your right to vote for life–unless the governor and the clemency board agree […]

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International clothing line, fashion show coming to downtown Fort Wayne

| February 24, 2015

Creative Women of the World hosts ‘Empower Her World’ fundraising event FORT WAYNE—On April 15, Creative Women of the World (CWOW) is scheduled to host Empower Her World: A Celebration of Fashion and Culture. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, attendees will be treated to a visual celebration of international fashion, including […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| February 24, 2015
Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal wasn’t followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn […]

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Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

| February 23, 2015
Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. However, there is another set of events that should also receive […]

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 21, 2015
Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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Five flicks (not chick flicks) I thoroughly enjoyed are up for some award

| February 20, 2015
Five flicks (not chick flicks) I thoroughly enjoyed are up for some award

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Deep within the dark cavernous confines of many a movie house is where one could find me during the frigid months of December and January. This was a pleasurable form of escapism after being confined for weeks due to fever, hacking and coughing. Excuse the descriptors; but, it was quite a […]

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