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Uganda tries to silence ‘impolite’ activist fighting for sanitary pads

| April 13, 2017
Uganda tries to silence ‘impolite’ activist fighting for sanitary pads

(GIN)—She’s an activist and academic whose rants against the current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni are definitely rated PG if not Triple X. On live television, in one memorable occasion, she stripped half-naked to protest her eviction from her office at Makerere University, for allegedly breaching departmental policy.  In that case, […]

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Man sent for evaluation after battery, barricade incident

| April 12, 2017
Man sent for evaluation after battery, barricade incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:30 p.m., April 4, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a domestic battery complaint in the 900 block of E. Berry Street. Once on scene, officers located an adult female who indicated that she was the victim of a battery perpetrated by a male acquaintance. The woman was […]

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Pedestrian killed on N. Coliseum Boulevard

| April 12, 2017
Pedestrian killed on N. Coliseum Boulevard

FORT WAYNE—At 11:34 p.m., April 1, the Fort Wayne Police Department received a report of an injury accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of N. Coliseum Boulevard and Columbia Avenue. Officers arrived and found an adult male lying in the northbound lanes of N. Coliseum Boulevard, who appeared to have been struck by a […]

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The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

| April 12, 2017
The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

The presidential campaign of 2016 displayed and equal distribution of wealth party versus a party that is fascinated by such things as Corvette collections. Voters are poorly read because of the influence of sports and the television. Our minds are becoming incapable of discerning differences—so personalities, rather than issues, dominate. We accept candidates who are […]

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Ashanti cultural center hit by wave of vigilantes

| April 12, 2017
Ashanti cultural center hit by wave of vigilantes

(GIN)—Once the envy of its neighbors and the model of democracy and the rule of law, Ghana has been struck by “vigilantism” led by one-time security guards turning against the political parties that once hired them. Most recently, former political party guards by the name “Delta Force” stormed the Kumasi Circuit Court, in the heart […]

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Obituaries: April 12-18, 2017 edition

| April 12, 2017
Obituaries: April 12-18, 2017 edition

Laura Danice Burnett was born on March 27, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was the daughter of James T. Burnett and Mary E Williams.  She departed this life on March 25, 2017 at her home. She was a graduate of South Side High School and had a sincere loving spirit. Laura leaves to cherish her memory […]

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U.N. chief cites ‘chapters of inaction’ as Rwanda marks 23rd memorial year

| April 11, 2017
U.N. chief cites ‘chapters of inaction’ as Rwanda marks 23rd memorial year

(GIN)—The poison of intolerance still exists around the world, laments U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “Even today, minorities and other groups suffer attacks and exploitation based on who they are,” said Guterres. Guterres sent his message recalling “tragic chapters of hatred, inaction and indifference” on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide […]

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Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

| April 11, 2017
Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

By Austin R. Cooper (NNPA Newswire Columnist) During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” It was an attempt […]

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Four-, five-year-old boys poisoned by drugs possibly found on Millbrook Drive

| April 9, 2017
Four-, five-year-old boys poisoned by drugs possibly found on Millbrook Drive

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:15 p.m., April 5, Fort Wayne police responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Bunt Drive to assist medics with what was being reported as a possible drug overdose involving a five-year-old boy. On scene, officers learned that medics were transporting a five-year-old to a local hospital on the suspicion […]

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Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

| April 5, 2017
Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Earlier this month, leaders from six civil rights groups met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department to discuss a range of issues that are critical to the Black community. The meeting was attended by Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee […]

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