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Activist’s supporters say Janice Green’s conviction politically motivated—#JusticeOrElse

| July 29, 2015
Activist’s supporters say Janice Green’s conviction politically motivated—#JusticeOrElse

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The state of Alabama sentenced a black community organizer to 30 years in prison for attempted murder of a state police officer serving her a search warrant. She was also sentenced to 6.5 years for handling the 7mm magnum rifle used during the […]

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Out of sight—sulfites

| July 29, 2015
Out of sight—sulfites

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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Obituaries: July 29-Aug. 4 Edition

| July 29, 2015
Obituaries: July 29-Aug. 4 Edition

 

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How to keep our black boys alive

| July 28, 2015
How to keep our black boys alive

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the black community: just about every black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police, and all live daily with […]

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Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

| July 28, 2015
Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

By Stephanie C. Woodson, Voices of Unity Youth Choir Alumna The great Duke Ellington said: “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Music is perhaps the perfect medium to communicate a message that would otherwise be misunderstood, or incorrectly conveyed, had it been simply stated with just words. Adding a […]

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7-Days of Restoration for the City of Fort Wayne set

| July 28, 2015
7-Days of Restoration for the City of Fort Wayne set

FORT WAYNE—Harvest Word of Life Ministries, 2260 Lake Ave., under the leadership of Bishop Malcolm and Pastor Jackie Howell is scheduled to host the 28th Annual 7-Days of Restoration for the City of Fort Wayne revival. the theme of this year’s revival is Repentance; Restoration & Revival. The event features seven days of inspired worship […]

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Two billion dollar solar deal signed at Entrepreneur’s Summit

| July 28, 2015
Two billion dollar solar deal signed at Entrepreneur’s Summit

(GIN)—U.S. agencies, banks, and corporations were among the many guests at the sixth Global Entrepreneurs’ Summit, visited by President Obama, and it seems they liked what they saw. Deals valued at multi-millions of dollars were signed including one for $2.2 billion for the development of solar power in the east African country. SkyPower, an official […]

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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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