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South African artists, writers demand UK leader leave rights bill untouched

| July 21, 2015
South African artists, writers demand UK leader leave rights bill untouched

(GIN)—Plans by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to dismantle a critical piece of human rights legislation has sparked a firestorm among activists including many South African anti-apartheid icons who expressed outrage that the plans were announced just prior to July 18, Mandela Day. Cameron’s Conservative party wants to scrap the Human Rights Act in favor […]

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Ex-leader of Chad faces African-led court after years on the run

| July 21, 2015
Ex-leader of Chad faces African-led court after years on the run

(GIN)–After years awaiting justice by a court of law, Chadian citizens packed the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, to catch a glimpse of Hissene Habre, president of the central African nation from 1982 to 1990 during which time his iron fist rule took  between 1,200 and 40,000 lives, according to evidence compiled by Chadian […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015
Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

| July 16, 2015
Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

Indiana also near bottom By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Lawmakers in South Carolina voted recently to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, but when it comes to access to democracy, the state still ranks among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by the Center for American […]

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‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

| July 16, 2015
‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—Black churches, the symbol of sanctuary for tortured black souls, especially in the Southern United States; once the headquarters of the black liberation movement; are once again under attack in the South. And as in decades past when similar rashes of mysterious fires torched […]

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U.S. should not pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

| July 16, 2015
U.S. should not pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Over a picture of two bearded tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted the following on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never be part of this abominable act.” A short piece that’s been particularly popular among English-speaking Africans on social media for months, reads: “(Whites), […]

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Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

| July 15, 2015
Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

FORT WAYNE—Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood hosted its First Annual Family & Community Block Party on July 11 on Hurd St. (Photos by Erma Belt) Read more about the event here.

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Spotlight on Linda Brooks  of Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood Association

| July 15, 2015
Spotlight on Linda Brooks  of Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood Association

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind, on a daily basis, because it feels great and you shouldn’t want to miss out on that feeling.  On that note, it pleases […]

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Free summer fun in the Fort: So much to do, so little time

| July 15, 2015
Free summer fun in the Fort: So much to do, so little time

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin If you are not one who has a love affair with the open road, stay close to home and enjoy the Fort.  There is so much to do and so little time before summer ends; so you had better get busy. Let’s see. First off, right here in the Fort is […]

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Steve Manning travels to Paris for Clubhouse International gathering

| July 15, 2015
Steve Manning travels to Paris for Clubhouse International gathering

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Clubhouse International oversees 340 clubhouses around the world, administering help and hope to sufferers of mental illness and deep depression; their purview is worldwide. It makes sense that the location of one of their three yearly board meetings wouldn’t be contained to just America. This year, the international […]

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