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Church leaders defend ‘Public Protector’ vilified over Zuma report

| September 10, 2014
Church leaders defend ‘Public Protector’ vilified over Zuma report

(GIN)—A blizzard of brickbats, insults and other aspersions aimed at South Africa’s Public Protector assigned to investigate the taxpayer-financed country estate of President Jacob Zuma, have roused the Diakonia Council of Churches, a social justice faith-based group, which this week came to her defense in an open letter. The council said it wished there were […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014
Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014
Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

Brian J. Bates, 23, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Born Jan. 19, 1991 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dorian G. Smith-Phillips; father, Jeffrey (Alicia) Bates Sr.; brothers, Jeffrey Bates Jr., Adam Bates, Gregory Dewayne Thompson, Demarkus Thompson, Sedric Washington Jr; sisters, Doeneseya Shophia Bates, […]

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Medical center to be named for Sierra Leonean MD who treated victims of Ebola

| September 10, 2014
Medical center to be named for Sierra Leonean MD who treated victims of Ebola

(GIN)—The family of Sheik Humarr Khan has set up a foundation in his name to help pay for the education of future medical workers and provide support to the families of doctors and nurses who lose their lives in the field, The Lancet, a medical magazine reported in a recent issue. “He was very aware […]

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Liberia contends with Ebola as diasporans urge ‘regime change’

| September 10, 2014
Liberia contends with Ebola as diasporans urge ‘regime change’

(GIN)—Photos of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf looking tired or grim suggest the toll the current Ebola epidemic has taken on the 75-year-old leader. The crisis, for which the region was ill-prepared, has taken more than a thousand lives–some 700 in Liberia—and many of the improvised control strategies appear to have backfired including the quarantining […]

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Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

| September 10, 2014
Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

FORT WAYNE—Real followers of local sport might already know the name Bobby Moore. “Back in the day,” as they say, Moore was one of the area’s top amateur boxers, winning three Golden Gloves championships and going on to compete in three national finals boxing tournaments before going on to a brief professional career before moving […]

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Greenpeace takes aim at South Africa’s Eskom over airborne killer coal dust

| September 10, 2014
Greenpeace takes aim at South Africa’s Eskom over airborne killer coal dust

(GIN)—Environmental activists at Greenpeace Africa have launched a global campaign to block efforts by Eskom, South Africa’s public power utility, to release more polluting coal dust in the air. The dust has been linked to an uptick in premature deaths now estimated at 2,700 every year. Greenpeace is pushing its campaign in the wake of […]

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Dollar Stretcher Tips

| September 10, 2014

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com/index.cfm?TipsSyn to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2013 Dollar Stretcher Inc. Garden Shoe Savers To save your shoes, whenever you go blueberry picking or work in the garden, put grocery bags over your shoes and tie […]

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Beyond Ferguson: Time for young black leaders

| September 10, 2014
Beyond Ferguson: Time for young black leaders

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of young, black men across the nation, Ron Daniels, declared, “a state of emergency in Black America.” Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black […]

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Black man killed in Syria fighting for Islamic militants

| September 10, 2014
Black man killed in Syria fighting for Islamic militants

By Frederick H. Lowe Special to the NNPA News Staff from The NorthStar News & Analysis Douglas McAuthur McCain, a black man from the Minneapolis, Minn. area, was killed in Syria, fighting for ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq, the White House has confirmed. Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, announced […]

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