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Time for ‘Courageous Healing:’ April 19

| April 16, 2014
Time for ‘Courageous Healing:’ April 19

Press Release Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Courageous Healing LLC is a local for-profit organization which provides counseling, consulting, and community outreach services, both locally and nationally. The mission at Courageous Healing LLC is to restore, improve and strengthen communities by providing affordable, quality services. The staff prides themselves on maintaining a warm and supportive environment, in which their […]

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Obituaries: April 16-22 Edition

| April 16, 2014
Obituaries: April 16-22 Edition

Nathaniel H. “Nate” Banks Jr., 69, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was the son of the late Nathaniel H. Banks Sr. and Louise Jane (Cato) Payton. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Linda K. Banks; children, Nathaniel Banks III, Nicole Ford, MaiLin Johnson, and Chandra Reichert; nine grandchildren; and […]

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Hopes of quick, easy victory fade for embattled ANC

| April 16, 2014
Hopes of quick, easy victory fade for embattled ANC

(GIN)—As the May 7 election day in South Africa nears, former friends and allies of the ruling African National Congress are betting that voters will follow them out of the party or at least send a strong message that the country’s current direction is not good enough. A number of veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle […]

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Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

| April 16, 2014
Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

Could this be another wave of the future—well-financed political action groups slugging it out. While most folks migh focus on the fact that former Mayor Bloomberg is taking on the powerful NRA and focus on the gun debate, more significantly, this could be a signal that more citizens will form and finance a variety of […]

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FDA approves new diabetes drug

| April 16, 2014

This condition has a tremendous impact on the African American community. New treatments are always welcome but also note that proper diet and exercise are a crucial part of any regime to improve diabetes. Also note that drugs do have side effects as does this one. Diabetes Drug, Tanzeum, Receives FDA Approval PRESS RELEASE The […]

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White babies show racial bias, says researchers

| April 15, 2014
White babies show racial bias, says researchers

Whoa! We wonder where folks are going with this one. You might have to interpret what’s going on for yourself. Hmmmm….. White babies just 15 months old show racial bias when picking playmates, study found Researchers found infants favoured playmates showing bias to their race Study by Frontiers in Psychology distributed toys to 40 white […]

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White supremacist terrorist charged in shooting at Jewish center

| April 15, 2014
White supremacist terrorist charged in shooting at Jewish center

As the nation commemorates the sad events of the Boston Marathon bombing, let us not forget that threats of terrorism and hatred of the American values of freedom and opportunity for all don’t always come from abroad. In fact, check the number of people in this country who are killed by terrorists and you are […]

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Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

| April 15, 2014
Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

The post 9-11 world is a complex one fraught with suspicions, paranoia and real threats. In addition to inflicting immediate pain and death upon the nation, the attacks have had a sometimes detrimental longterm effect on the nation’s psyche and have pushed us into countless, aggressive debates about privacy. And, there is a legitimate argument […]

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Fast-food workers get louder with protests

| April 15, 2014
Fast-food workers get louder with protests

By Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Recently, after filing class-action lawsuits against McDonald’s in several states, fast-food workers joined a 30-day protest against the company, demanding that it stop its illegal theft of workers’ wages. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has sided with the workers in […]

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014
Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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