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‘Invest In Our Girls,’ says Liberia’s ‘Ma Ellen,” if Africa is to rise

| June 27, 2014
‘Invest In Our Girls,’ says Liberia’s ‘Ma Ellen,” if Africa is to rise

(GIN)—In an open letter dated June 16—the International Day of the African Child—Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf warned there would be no “Africa Rising” without a serious investment in  young girls. The key to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges is a quality education for all children, especially girls, the former World Bank official known as […]

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Lord, help me with my church issues

| June 27, 2014

By E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “Whether a person is straight or gay, Republican, Democrat, good person, not a good person, they’re all welcome, because to me, church is a place you’re supposed to get healed and whole and loved.” —Pastor Joel Osteen Forward Thinkers, today is Pentecost Sunday, 50 […]

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Rescue Mission launching campaign to address panhandling, homelessness

| June 27, 2014
Rescue Mission launching campaign to address panhandling, homelessness

FORT WAYNE—On June 28, The Rescue Mission will launch an initiative aimed at addressing panhandling and homelessness during the 5th Annual South Side Fest. Panhandling and homelessness are serious issues in many urban areas, and Fort Wayne is no exception. “Seeing someone holding a cardboard sign on the street makes us feel uncomfortable. Do we […]

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Kenyan round-up of refugees nets 300 children

| June 27, 2014
Kenyan round-up of refugees nets 300 children

(GIN)–As part of a controversial anti-terrorism operation, Kenya is rounding up and detaining Somali refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers, separating parents from young children. Some of the children are said to be confined to a Nairobi stadium without a parent or guardian. Emanuel Nyabera, spokesman for the U.N. Refugee Agency, expressed concern for some 300 children […]

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Botswana’s Okavango Delta ‘World Heritage site’

| June 27, 2014
Botswana’s Okavango Delta ‘World Heritage site’

(GIN)–The Okavango Delta–Africa’s last-remaining wetland wilderness–has been listed as the 1000th World Heritage site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural body. The vast “Okavango wilderness” will be counted alongside such majestic formations as the Galapagos, Amazon, Arctic and Great Barrier Reef. It contains a number of endangered species and is unusual in that it is […]

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Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

| June 26, 2014
Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]

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Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

| June 26, 2014
Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

A well-known newspaper that’s been around for 45 years may cease to exist. The publisher of “Frost Illustrated” says thousands of dollars were stolen, which has put the weekly newspaper in the red.

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Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

| June 26, 2014
Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.  How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked.  They ought to send it back, said others.  One woman told me she would […]

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Thomas N. Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’

| June 26, 2014
Thomas N. Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’

Activist spouts overlooked “four-letter” words to make a point By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (NNPA)—Rapidly-expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer. Speaking […]

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SCENIC health facility shining beacon in Elkhart

| June 26, 2014
SCENIC health facility shining beacon in Elkhart

By Chasiti Falls When I was awarded a six-year Cuban medical scholarship I was told I only had one obligation. I agreed to and gave my word that once I graduated, I would give back to an underserved community. I can truly say I am doing just that working at an outstanding clinic in Elkhart, […]

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