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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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Annoyed with fibroids?

| July 15, 2015
Annoyed with fibroids?

By Dr Gerald Deas More hysterectomies are performed each year due to the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as an organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth. Well, I beg to differ with this definition totally. The uterus is a dynamic organ that communicates with other […]

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African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

| July 14, 2015
African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

FORT WAYNE—If you’re looking for a way to visit far off places and savor the flavor different cultures without breaking the bank don’t miss the Annual African Food Festival schedule for 12 noon to 5 p.m., July 25 at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue at the Holy Cross Lutheran campus. According to Fey […]

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Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

| July 14, 2015
Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as black caught and held our attention; then there was the McKinney, Texas pool party incident; and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, […]

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