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Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

| July 15, 2014
Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had gone off their rockers and apes, the aggrieved, seemed saner. The premise for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the […]

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The historical images of ‘Maleficent’

| July 15, 2014
The historical images of ‘Maleficent’

By Chasiti Falls I went to go see the new Disney movie called Maleficent.  I surely was hesitant just from the title, and then when I was told who was starring in it I was curious as to how this tale would be told. First and foremost, I will start off to say that even […]

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

| July 15, 2014
Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy—and been on point—if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular. Although people of color comprised […]

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Irby retires from Snider High School

| July 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the area’s most respected civil and community servants has taken another bow from public service, retiring from a second honorable career serving the community. Mr. Pinkie Irby recently announced retirement from R. Nelson Snider High School as a school assistant after more than a decade of outstanding service. Prior to that, Irby […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

| July 15, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever seen a nice home that once had a family living in it now empty? What does it look like on the outside? It probably looks like a typical vacant home. It is commonly known that those people who really want to sell their home will invest money, […]

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The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

| July 15, 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

By Brenda Robinson He has been referred to as fake, opportunist, trouble maker, racist, and even a man who preys upon the very people he claims to help.  However, his critics got it wrong.  The Rev. Al Sharpton has historically held America accountable for unfair practices and downright racism.  The most recent incident, a California […]

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Wife of vice president meets with Congo’s sexual violence survivors

| July 13, 2014
Wife of vice president meets with Congo’s sexual violence survivors

Courtesy of GIN BUKAVU, Congo (AP)—In a three-nation tour of the continent, Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president, met this week with survivors of sexual violence in the eastern Congo. It was her third tour to Africa since her husband Joe Biden became vice president in 2009. A teacher of English at […]

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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014
Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

| July 12, 2014
GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s election results infuriated me and not for the reasons you might suspect.  My anger has less to do with the outcomes of the various elections, but more to do with the means of getting to the outcome. The most watched election of this year was the Mississippi Senate […]

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South African strike at U.S. car factory gains international support

| July 12, 2014
South African strike at U.S. car factory gains international support

(GIN)—General Motors South Africa has shut down its plant in Port Elizabeth where some 200,000 members of the NUMSA trade union are demanding a 12 percent pay hike. Support for the union walkout has poured in from the UK, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Namibia, Swaziland and the machinist workers union in Upper Marlboro, Md in […]

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