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Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

| November 20, 2014
Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

Arthur Byrd Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd; children, Thelma Tabron, Arthur (Carol) Byrd Jr., Mattie (Eugene Jr.) Blackwell, British (Douglas Jr.) Jones, Darrell (Debra) Byrd, Bernadine Russell, Bernadette Lamaster, and Stacy Lemont (Rhonda) Byrd; brother, Tommie “Sonny” […]

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Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

| November 20, 2014
Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World The head of the Mississippi Department Of Corrections has abruptly resigned after being indicted on a 49-count federal corruption probe. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to seize former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps’ $359,000 Flowood home, his beachfront condo in Pass Christian […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

| November 20, 2014
Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014
Time for black Democrats to switch

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Workshop, choir reunion, concert set for Greater Progressive

| November 20, 2014
Workshop, choir reunion, concert set for Greater Progressive

By Marcellus Barnes Sr., submitted by Dana Ellis Special to Frost Illustrated I am so excited about coming “home!” Yes, I was born in Evansville, Ind., but it was in Fort Wayne, at the age of 18, where Pastor Ternae T. Jordan Sr. gave me the opportunity to leave my nest in Evansville and I […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014
Midterm election lies and consequences

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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American Bullies enjoy piece of heaven in Fort Wayne

| November 18, 2014
American Bullies enjoy piece of heaven in Fort Wayne

By Chasiti Falls They say all dogs go to heaven. Well I have found a Fort Wayne gentleman who is creating a heaven on earth for American Bully dogs and the area’s young people. In reality, this Christian man is a trendsetter for the Midwest area dog lovers and handlers. Andrew Woodson and I go […]

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Spotlight on Jeffrey Griffin of Griffin’s Bar-B-Que & Catering

| November 18, 2014
Spotlight on Jeffrey Griffin of Griffin’s Bar-B-Que & Catering

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s getting cold outside, so I hope all of you, have that special someone to snuggle up with when you feel like snuggling, in the name of love, as we travel on our journey to get to know one another better.  On that note, I’d like for you to […]

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Contras and drugs, three decades later

| November 15, 2014
Contras and drugs, three decades later

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Special to the NNPA from The Final Call “On Oct. 10, 1998, the New York Times ran a piece attacking Webb’s credibility while acknowledging, as if it were a minor detail, that Contra drug dealing was worse than the newspaper had originally estimated.” In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that […]

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