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Sudanese leader presumed winner in largely uncontested poll

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Sudanese leader presumed winner in largely uncontested poll

(GIN)–Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is predicted to roll up an easy victory in national polls this week, adding another five year term to his already 26 years in office. Voting began Monday and will continue for three days. More than 13 million people are registered to vote at some 11,000 polling stations around the country. […]

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Tech Americans can’t live without

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Tech Americans can’t live without

From Verizon Wireless News Center Verizon recently conducted a survey to find out what items consumers say they couldn’t live without. The survey found: · 43.5 percent couldn’t live without online transaction/purchasing · 33 percent couldn’t live without wireless printing at work If people had to give up tech, the survey found: · 45 percent would […]

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Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

By Eric D. Hackley Participants in the HackonomicsTV Fort Wayne City Council Candidates forum addressed Indiana Governor Mike Pence shortly after he first signed RFRA into Indiana Law—before Pence backtracked by asking legislators to write an amendment “clarifying” the intent of the bill. This is what they had to say: Cathy Cross, City Council At-Large: […]

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One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

| April 10, 2015 | Reply
One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Greene Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and administered medical attention to the victims before […]

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Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

| April 10, 2015
Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center […]

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A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ‘Get Hard’

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ‘Get Hard’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)–The comedy “Get Hard,” released March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers […]

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S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle CHARLESTON, S.C.–Leaders of local civil rights organizations had been taking a wait-and- see approach to the April 4 North Charleston police shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, but voiced concern that Scott was unarmed when he was shot and that police said Scott had […]

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Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Reply
Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

By Rachel Kersey Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer via Howard University News Service NEW YORK—Warren Shadd has adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family—his grandmother, his father and his mother—all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from […]

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‘Holy-Day’ love!

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
‘Holy-Day’ love!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Last week, one of my best friends posted something quite interesting on Facebook. She sent out a reminder that Resurrection Sunday was approaching and that those “CME Saints” would be coming. At first I didn’t recognize the acronym, but a quick inquiry from a few friends taught me what was […]

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