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On national day for Burundians, thousands live in exile

| October 10, 2017
On national day for Burundians, thousands live in exile

(GIN)—He was called the Lumumba of Burundi. From a royal Tutsi family, he dreamed of a nation free of colonial rule. After a brief sojourn in Belgium, Prince Rwagasore returned home to join the independence struggle. In 1961, he was sworn-in as prime minister. Two weeks after taking office, Prince Rwagasore was assassinated—his killer said […]

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U.S. opens new chapter in Sudan relations, lifting sanctions

| October 10, 2017
U.S. opens new chapter in Sudan relations, lifting sanctions

(GIN)—Sudan’s strained relations with the U.S., decades long, have suddenly taken a turn for the better. In a move that caught some diplomats and human rights defenders by surprise, the U.S. State Department announced the lifting of some of its toughest economic and trade sanctions against Sudan. The initiative was reportedly hammered out in the […]

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Liberian president leaves mixed legacy with ‘fragile gains’

| October 10, 2017
Liberian president leaves mixed legacy with ‘fragile gains’

(GIN)—Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf winds up her presidential career this month with a major record of achievements as Africa’s first female head of state. The economy is four times its size when she took office in 2005. The national debt has been wiped out, schools are being built and enrollment is up. The country […]

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Paula Autry chosen as new Lutheran Hospital CEO

| October 10, 2017
Paula Autry chosen as new Lutheran Hospital CEO

Leader with Fort Wayne connection set to start Nov. 6 FORT WAYNE—Paula Autry has been chosen to guide Lutheran Hospital into the future as its new chief executive officer. She has 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare. Autry comes to Lutheran after serving as CEO of Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital, a […]

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Observe Fire Prevention Week

| October 9, 2017
Observe Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 8 starts Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness of fire safety. This year, I’d like to thank local apartment property managers who are helping reduce the number of fires in Allen County by making their properties smoke-free. In addition to the health benefits, there are many other reasons to go smoke-free. […]

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We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

| October 9, 2017
We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many […]

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NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

| October 8, 2017
NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

‘Glaring double standard’ CHICAGO—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are white males. The leader of the association, comprised of more than 200 black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when […]

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More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 8, 2017
More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old white man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more than 50 people were […]

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East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

| October 8, 2017
East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Street Church of Christ is accepting donations, such as household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items, for the victims who are affected by the hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that have been occurring across the United States. Items needed include: • Household cleaner; • Water; • Bleach wipes; • Toothpaste and toothbrushes; […]

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Pardon our error: Masonic leader misidentifid in photo

| October 8, 2017
Pardon our error: Masonic leader misidentifid in photo

In the article “Prince Hall Masons display African American legacy of unity, work, progress,” published in the September 27-October 10, 2017 print edition of Frost Illustrated, we published a picture mistakenly misidentifying a masonic leader as the  Honorable Most Worshipful Grand Master Ron E. Lewis. That was not a picture of the the Honorable Most […]

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