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African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

| July 18, 2016
African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Kune Gueye came from Senegal to Nashville for a better life, but she had to overcome yards of red tape to earn her American dream. To make a living, she turned to a skill she had honed over years of practice in her homeland—braiding hair. With a strong back […]

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Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

| July 18, 2016
Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting deals. And while there’s nothing new about new car fever or the annual ad blitz, there’s a good deal of news on how consumers are choosing […]

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The scared

| July 17, 2016
The scared

The presence of God’s Spirit is always available—especially in the midst of crisis. Allow God to speak to you about life through this weekly enlighten message. Blessings, —LeAnora

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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awards $20,000 Grant to Super Shot Inc.

| July 15, 2016
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awards $20,000 Grant to Super Shot Inc.

FORT WAYNE—Super Shot Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. These funds will be used to support the organization’s community immunization clinics and education programs. Through the support of location foundations, like the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, companies and individuals in […]

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John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

| July 15, 2016
John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, or simply human beings? After all, it is somewhat reductive to simply describe Pulse as a “gay club.” It catered to the LBGTQ […]

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Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

| July 15, 2016
Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class. Having said that, as I […]

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African nations split with U.N. over gender identity vote

| July 15, 2016
African nations split with U.N. over gender identity vote

(GIN)—The United Nations Human Rights Council, in a defining vote, has voted to appoint an independent monitor to help protect gay and transgender people around the world from violence and discrimination. The resolution faced fierce resistance from African and Muslim countries. The vote was called “a historic victory for the human rights of anyone at […]

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Catholic bishop: Factionalism in way of South Sudanese peace

| July 14, 2016
Catholic bishop: Factionalism in way of South Sudanese peace

(GIN)—“As recent clashes in the north-west town of Wau and Juba have shown, South Sudan still has a long way to go to dispel entrenched mistrust and break the tussle for power between factions that fight on, five years after we gained independence,” writes Catholic Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala in a UK Guardian editorial. “In […]

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On Madiba’s birthday, a call to reflect, volunteer

| July 14, 2016
On Madiba’s birthday, a call to reflect, volunteer

(GIN)—“Nelson Mandela International Day”—formalized by the U.N. General Assembly in November 2009—recalls the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom on his birthday, July 18. It comes as Americans reflect on a wrenching week of race-related violence and the undeniable evidence of the persistence of intolerance that Mandela devoted his […]

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‘Monopoly money’ draws scorn from cash-strapped Zimbabweans

| July 14, 2016
‘Monopoly money’ draws scorn from cash-strapped Zimbabweans

(GIN)—With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender. Some ATMs have been shuttered, leaving minimum wage workers, normally paid in cash, with IOUs as employers struggle to withdraw notes. “We’re importing more than we’re exporting and we can’t print money because we use mainly […]

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