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Landmark victory for South African gold miners with lung disease

Landmark victory for South African gold miners with lung disease

(GIN)—For years, the dust in South Africa’s gold mines has been accumulating in the lungs of black miners, choking them with silicosis, tuberculosis and other fatal conditions. Yet courts there have refused to hear their cases as a class, forcing their legal teams to take them into the courtroom one by one. Now, in a […]

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Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

| May 17, 2016
Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

Courtesy of Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Special to Frost Illustrated E-cigarettes and vaping is not as innocent as one might think. Whereas these products are generally believed to be less harmful than regular tobacco-based products, the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping, is not without risk. In response to recent federal […]

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Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

| May 17, 2016
Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

By K. Barrett Bilali Urban News Service NEW YORK—As a first-time principal, Dr. Michael Wiltshire was assigned in 2001 to one of America’s worst government-run schools. At Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers High, only 60 percent of students graduated, and 24 percent of all pupils reached college. The school’s enrollment was low, at just 600 students, of […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part two of two

| May 17, 2016
Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part two of two

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: Last week, Brother Eric Hackley presented the first in a two part interview with historian Brother Sage of South Bend. In part one of that interview, Brother Sage discussed his only personal family history going all the way back to Africa and discussed the role of black people in […]

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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016
Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016
A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

| May 16, 2016
American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross (ARC) and Indiana University Health will combine their efforts for a comprehensive nursing service alliance that will engage the state of Indiana from now until 2018. This announcement also coincides with National Nurses Week. The IU Health/ARC alliance will represent the longstanding history of nursing humanitarians that […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016
Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

| May 16, 2016
Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Paris McFarthing remembers how his father received his Master’s degree one year before he passed and that his mom, Roxsandra Clemons-McFarthing, was just as proud of him then as she would have been if it had occurred 30 years earlier.  Education was important to Roxsandra.  She knew the sacrifices her […]

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Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

| May 16, 2016
Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of life: education, employment, housing, public accommodations and voting to name a few. To remedy discriminatory practices and policies, a series of federal and state laws were enacted over several decades to guarantee […]

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