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Obituaries: June 24-30 Edition

| June 24, 2015
Obituaries: June 24-30 Edition

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What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

| June 24, 2015
What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think you’ll be allowed to vote in 2016? The Republican Party in numerous states across the country has been working hard to […]

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Fox New, AP also abused black youth

| June 23, 2015
Fox New, AP also abused black youth

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially-charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it. But, that’s exactly what they did. And rather than acknowledge that they went overboard in defending the misconduct of the police officer involved – conduct that […]

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ornette-buddha blues

| June 23, 2015
ornette-buddha blues

ornette-buddha blues © omowale-ketu oladuwa morning song[1] no need to explain, seeing all words need the say, lead to pray, preach, postulate, and all other such form of inaction blunting movement sound thru space yet sound, free space peace, the ever of lasting move the already been said to godspace, creative lite, day, moon rising […]

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Right-wing out to destroy public education

| June 23, 2015
Right-wing out to destroy public education

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist If you want to see up-close what the political right wants to do to public education, take a look at Wisconsin. Recent legislation, aimed ostensibly at the city of Milwaukee, is attempting to remove local control of the schools and systematically expand the charter school system. And, here is […]

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Jr. Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club to host Jazz Brunch

| June 23, 2015
Jr. Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club to host Jazz Brunch

FORT WAYNE—The Junior Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club, (JLJBCC), a member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, (NACWC). invites the public to its 6th Annual Soul Food & Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 27 at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne St. The featured speaker is Mrs. […]

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Charleston church shooting sparks debate on race in South Africa

| June 23, 2015
Charleston church shooting sparks debate on race in South Africa

(GIN)–South Africa’s old guard of separatist whites who supported the racist policy of apartheid have been reading with interest about Dylann Roof, accused assassin in the deaths of nine churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The right-wing Front National party was quoted to say that the photo of shooting suspect Roof, […]

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Angola cracks down on youth protest, arresting activist rapper

| June 23, 2015
Angola cracks down on youth protest, arresting activist rapper

(GIN)—Angolan police arrested over a dozen young opposition activists, including rapper Luaty Beirao, who have campaigned against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the interior ministry said June 21. Activist groups, among them the Angolan Revolutionary Movement, claimed on social media platforms that as many as 20 people had been arrested when police raided a youth […]

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Senegalese music star hoarding fake euros, nabbed in counterfeit scam

| June 23, 2015
Senegalese music star hoarding fake euros, nabbed in counterfeit scam

(GIN)–Senegalese fans of praise singer Thione Ballago Seck were stunned and confounded over the recent arrest of their musical icon associated with Senegal’s religious heroes. Police who raided Seck’s luxury home said he was hiding 50 million in counterfeit euro notes at the time of his arrest. According to the police account, Seck sat down […]

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Cuban Five, freed from U.S. jails, welcomed in South Africa

| June 23, 2015
Cuban Five, freed from U.S. jails, welcomed in South Africa

(GIN)—Five former Cuban intelligence officers, known here as the Cuban Five, arrived in Johannesburg this week, for a visit expressing gratitude for support during their imprisonment in the U.S. “South Africa welcomes to its shores the five Cuban national heroes, namely, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and René Gonzalez,” said Department of […]

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