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Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

| August 21, 2014
Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and triumphs of African American boys and men–until now. His latest book, “Educating […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Don’t let him catch you with your work undone!

| August 21, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Don’t let him catch you with your work undone!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Melvin Williams is associated with the old Baptist devotional song that shouted, “Be ready when he comes, be ready when he comes… don’t let him catch you with your work undone, he’s coming again so soon!” I remember growing up in the Baptist church hearing the words to this song […]

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Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades rededicates diocese

| August 21, 2014
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades rededicates diocese

FORT WAYNE—Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades renewed the consecration of the diocese to Jesus through the Blessed Mother at the 6 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on Friday, Aug. 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. Bishop Rhoades reconsecrated the diocese to the Blessed Mother during the Mass, […]

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Rights group demands ends to U.S. support for Kenyan anti-terror group

| August 20, 2014
Rights group demands ends to U.S. support for Kenyan anti-terror group

(GIN)–A U.S. and U.K.-funded anti-terrorism unit has carried out a series of killings and “enforced disappearances” during its fight against militant Islamists in Kenya, says the NY-based Human Rights Watch. HRW said it also found evidence of arbitrary arrests and mistreatment of terrorism suspects in detention. “Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people […]

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Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

| August 20, 2014
Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

(GIN)–An Ebola isolation center was overrun by Liberians in the capital city Monrovia over the weekend, as fear and confusion lead some to accuse western countries of inventing a killer disease and then placing a clinic for infected people in the midst of a slum. The holding facility in the densely-populated West Point slum was […]

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EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

| August 20, 2014
EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

By LaGloria Houston Defender HOUSTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries that put nearby residents at heightened risk of cancer, asthma, and other upper respiratory diseases, witnesses testified at an EPA Houston-area public hearing on proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries. “Numerous […]

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Black women-owned businesses up 258 percent

| August 20, 2014
Black women-owned businesses up 258 percent

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so,  women entrepreneurs still face barriers to success. Today, 30 percent of all American businesses have a woman at the helm. African American women in particular are a […]

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Obituaries: August 20-26 Edition

| August 20, 2014
Obituaries: August 20-26 Edition

Daisy Ruth Alexander-Ivory, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Selma, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Alexander. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma. In the summer of 1973, she moved to Fort Wayne. She […]

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Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

| August 20, 2014
Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

By Ishmael Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American I understand. Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It was disheartening to watch as young children were ushered into stores through broken glass windows to grab free trinkets. […]

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Spotlight on Dominic Moore of Total Life Changes

| August 20, 2014
Spotlight on Dominic Moore of Total Life Changes

By Jeanie Summerville  Whatz up, babies? If I said it once, I’ll say it again, You are so beautiful to me. And, it pleased me so, to see so many of you in attendance at all the various social events that have transpired throughout the summer thus far. Whether it was at Metro Youth Sports […]

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