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Amesty & Deliverance Fest seeking volunteers, donations, ministries for Aug. 23

| July 2, 2014
Amesty & Deliverance Fest seeking volunteers, donations, ministries for Aug. 23

FORT WAYNE—Organizers of the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Fest, scheduled for  Aug. 23 in McMillen Park, are looking for volunteers and vendors to participate. According to founder Joe Ayers, the annual event is designed to give people the spiritual lift and tools necessary to help them overcome afflictions that are holding them back from […]

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African Union summit hears call to review relationship with West

African Union summit hears call to review relationship with West

(GIN)–At a recent summit of African heads of state, the president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea strongly rebuked western countries for “interfering” in Africa, and urged leaders to end economic dependence on the West. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, hosting a two-day summit of the 54-nation African Union, said a post-colonial relationship of unequals was holding back the […]

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Child marriage–Nigeria’s other scourge

Child marriage–Nigeria’s other scourge

(GIN)–Nearly 300 school-age girls are still in the hands of Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, but they’re not the only group of young women yanked from school against their will and made to work at the beck and call of husbands they did not choose. A new exposé rips Nigeria for its record number […]

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Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014
Freedom Summer –50 years later

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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The Central Park Jogger case settlement

| June 30, 2014
The Central Park Jogger case settlement

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of bitter dispute, a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit stemming from the notorious Central Park Jogger case that a quarter-century ago inflamed racial tensions in New York City and […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

| June 29, 2014
THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just… things are of good report;… and if there be any praise, think on these things.”— Philippians 4:8 Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show, […]

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Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

| June 29, 2014
Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

By Brenda Robinson Where were you June 25, 2009? Just as most Americans remember what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans also remember when the King of Pop died. Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of an anesthetic, commonly used to put patients to […]

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Power up, power on

| June 29, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in Bible study. In doing so, I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork. Now you need to know that I think Paul is an awesome person when it […]

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