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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014
Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

| August 13, 2014
West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS—What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place–and beyond. Hundreds gathered at 8 […]

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Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

| August 13, 2014
Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Knowing of my concern about  justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. The essence of this piece is the author’s allegation that Palestinians cannot and should not compare their struggle to that of the African American struggle for […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 13-19 Edition

| August 13, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: August 13-19 Edition

Person dies in crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:06 a.m., Aug. 4, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of  West Jefferson Boulevard and Olde Canal Place in reference to a personal injury accident. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed three vehicles to be involved in the collision. Paramedics provided […]

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This barbershop’s no joke

| August 13, 2014
This barbershop’s no joke

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH In 2002, Hollywood released “Barbershop,” a comedy set in the ‘hood that showed all of the inside jokes, commentary and exchanges that happen in barbershops all over the country. But, what this film failed to show is some of the dangers and health risks that also come from some […]

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Military wives demand end to deployments against Boko Haram

| August 12, 2014
Military wives demand end to deployments against Boko Haram

(GIN)—Wives of military soldiers say they are fed up with government’s top brass sending under-equipped foot soldiers to fight the better-armed Boko Haram rebels. Skirmishes with the rebel fighters left hundreds dead last week in the north-eastern city of Gwoza in Borno state. Press reports estimated that about 100 women were protesting at the Giwa […]

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Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ brings many guffaws

| August 12, 2014
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ brings many guffaws

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Since Phillip Colglazier took the helm of the Civic Theatre as the executive/artistic director, the community has been treated to outstanding theatrical performances. Many times I have attended productions  such as: “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Piano,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “Dream Girls,” “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” […]

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African writers rip U.S. summit, asking ‘for whose benefit?’

| August 12, 2014
African writers rip U.S. summit, asking ‘for whose benefit?’

(GIN)—Charles Onyango-Obbo of The East African, a Kenyan daily, joined a growing number of writers and scholars questioning the aims of the U.S.-Africa Summit. Where, he asked, were the wives? “Africa’s Big Men but none of its Big Women made it to the meeting,” he observed in a wrap up of the ballyhooed three day […]

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Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. celebrates National Health Center Weekwith two free Community Health Fairs

| August 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. is scheduled to celebrate National Health Center Week with to free community health clinics this month. The times and dates for those health fairs are: • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 12 at the new Southeast Clinic at 3350 East Paulding Road, Fort Wayne St.; and • 9 a.m. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

| August 12, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A few weeks ago I talked about “Pure Religion.” This week, let’s talk about “Pure Ministry.” True story: I recently met up with a friend whom I worked with a few years back. He was a minister and a former teacher. He shared with me his story. Life has a […]

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