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Popular Nigerian author calls on Americans to ‘reject silence’

Popular Nigerian author calls on Americans to ‘reject silence’

(GIN)–Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, co-curator of a spectacular World Voices week of more than 100 African writers, closed the event with an admonition. Referencing “codes of silence” that govern America life, Adichie urged her audience at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union university “to reject silence.” “There is a general tendency in the […]

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Spotlight on Big Kess of B96.9

| May 13, 2015
Spotlight on Big Kess of B96.9

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? Before we get down to the real nitty gritty and bring to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better, I’d like to share a short bio that I received on this week’s spotlight focus’ behalf and this […]

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AID worker who revealed sex abuse by U.N. peacekeepers of African boys vindicated

AID worker who revealed sex abuse by U.N. peacekeepers of African boys vindicated

(GIN)–French soldiers operating as peacekeepers under a U.N. mandate reportedly sexually exploited homeless young boys, including some orphans, in the Central African Republic in a crude food for sex swap over a year ago. The U.N. has now admitted that they took punitive action against a senior UN aid worker–suspending him and threatening dismissal—for leaking […]

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Threatened African Rhinos could find new home in Texas

Threatened African Rhinos could find new home in Texas

(GIN)–Thefts, murders and mutilation of Africa’s wildlife, from white rhinos to elephants with their prized horns and tusks are at an all-time high, say conservationists who are keeping track of the poaching of species by fortune-seeking hunters. To save the animals from further decimation, the U.S.-based Exotic Wildlife Association (EWA) proposes moving about 1,000 of […]

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Mother’s Day

| May 13, 2015
Mother’s Day

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Mother’s Day comes around every year. It is a time when the world pauses to stop and recognizes mothers. While many people look forward to this day, I have come to understand that not all people feel the same way. Traditionally speaking, churches everywhere celebrate and honor mothers on Mother’s […]

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A nightmare comes to close in Liberia as MDs declared ‘Ebola-free’

A nightmare comes to close in Liberia as MDs declared ‘Ebola-free’

(GIN)–With no new infections in 42 days, Liberia has been declared free and clear of Ebola by the World Health Organization. The announcement was made in the emergency command center in Monrovia, a room packed with reporters, aid agencies and dignitaries, including the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah R. Malac. Responses ranged from applause to […]

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Obituaries: May 13-19 Edition

| May 13, 2015
Obituaries: May 13-19 Edition

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Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

| May 12, 2015
Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

Frost Illustrated Staff Report In recent weeks, Frost Illustrated has devoted significant attention to the rash of police killings of unarmed black men around the nation and protests aimed at holding rogue police officers and out of control police departments accountable for their actions. We also took the time to point out that black on […]

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Body of missing young woman found behind abandoned house

| May 12, 2015
Body of missing young woman found behind abandoned house

Fort Wayne police are investigating a body that was discovered inside a curbside trash bin Saturday afternoon in the rear of 2210 Eckart Street at approximately 2:50 p.m., May 2. A neighbor working in his yard adjacent to 2210 Eckart Street observed the trash bin and went to retrieve it to dispose of his yard waste when the discovery was made.

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Children’s Mental Health Initiative serves all 92 Indiana counties

| May 12, 2015
Children’s Mental Health Initiative serves all 92 Indiana counties

May is Mental Health Awareness Month INDIANAPOLIS—May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s  (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) have combined efforts to connect children with appropriate mental health services without court intervention. The Children’s Mental Health Initiative […]

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