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Burundi social justice activist wins civil courage prize

| October 19, 2017
Burundi social justice activist wins civil courage prize

(GIN)—An international award for civil courage despite extreme personal risk will be given this year to Pierre Claver Mbonimpa of Burundi in a ceremony in New York. Mr. Mbonimpa has documented and taken action on a wide range of abuses, including attacks on members of the opposition, journalists and human rights defenders; political killings, enforced […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

| October 19, 2017
Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal […]

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Somalians face renewed threat from al-Shabab in twin truck bombings

| October 18, 2017
Somalians face renewed threat from al-Shabab in twin truck bombings

(GIN)—A presumed safe zone in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, is now awash in ash and rubble from one of the deadliest attacks by a terrorist group in a decade. More than 300 people died when a twin truck bomb exploded followed by a massive fireball. The trucks had managed to enter the area with their […]

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Voters pick two for run-off in historic Liberian elections

| October 18, 2017
Voters pick two for run-off in historic Liberian elections

(GIN)—Voters in Liberia were lining up at dawn last week to choose new leadership for a nation whipsawed by health and other challenges under the 12 year administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As of Monday, out of a field of 20, the top vote getters were George Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change leading with […]

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Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017
Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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We need a values revolution in America

| October 17, 2017
We need a values revolution in America

Reclaiming our moral values, critiquing the so-called values voters summit By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your officials […]

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ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

| October 17, 2017
ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. […]

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Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017
Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

| October 16, 2017
One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:01 a.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton Street. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and […]

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Two wounded in apparent shooting

| October 16, 2017
Two wounded in apparent shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., Oct. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that two males had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. Hospital staff indicated that one of the males was initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. The other male remains in good condition. Detectives […]

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