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Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

| January 27, 2015
Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

“We are marching to Zion/Beautiful, beautiful Zion/We’re marching upward to  Zion/The beautiful city of God.”—Traditional Christian hymn by Isaac Watts and Robert Lowry “When Johnny comes marching home again,/Hurrah! Hurrah!/We’ll give him a hearty welcome then/Hurrah! Hurrah!’The men will cheer and the boys will shout/The ladies they will all turn out/And we’ll all feel gay […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

| January 27, 2015
Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I remember growing up and singing songs like “I’ve got a new home, over in Zion, and it’s mine, mine, all mine!” Do you remember hearing those kinds of songs? I have mixed emotions as I think of having a new home. Having a new home implies that there was […]

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Black unemployment headed for single digits

| January 26, 2015
Black unemployment headed for single digits

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, said Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy […]

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NYPD: Who’s in charge?

| January 25, 2015

By Nayaba Arinde Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Since the murders and subsequent funerals of two members of the New York City Police Department, tensions have risen between the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the mayor’s office and the police commissioner. At this point, it is unclear to many who is actually in […]

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Spotlight on Glynn A. Hines our 6th District City Councilman

| January 22, 2015
Spotlight on Glynn A. Hines our 6th District City Councilman

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? To continue the beauty from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., day and the 30th Annual Unity Day celebration that took place Jan. 19, 2015 at Grand Wayne Convention Center, Downtown Fort Wayne we bring to you more joy, more happiness and some more peace of mind through this week’s spotlight. […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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Rising anger in Muslim Africa over offending cartoons

| January 21, 2015
Rising anger in Muslim Africa over offending cartoons

(GIN)–While the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, marched in a Paris rally to support the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, anger was rising at home among the country’s majority Muslim population over cartoons ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed. Over the weekend, anger exploded on the streets when about 1,000 young men turned on the institutions of […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

| January 21, 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.” That brief exchange tells […]

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New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

| January 21, 2015
New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

(GIN)—Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front and center in today’s news. A new report on the topic has come up with figures that even caught the financial community by surprise. For example: members of the “world’s richest” club earn half-a-million dollars per minute, the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

Woman critically injured in shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:08 a.m., Jan. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult female was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined that the […]

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