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Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

| November 22, 2016
Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

(GIN)—A former State Department official is warning against a drive by President Barack Obama to sell “as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria” – a move which would pull the U.S. into more dangerous excursions on the continent. U.S. officials call the sale “a vote of confidence in Nigerian President […]

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FIFA weighs expulsion of Israeli clubs in occupied Palestinian land

| November 22, 2016
FIFA weighs expulsion of Israeli clubs in occupied Palestinian land

(GIN)—Rights organizations are pushing the international soccer association—FIFA—to crack down on Israeli soccer clubs who have settled in occupied Palestinian lands in violation of specific FIFA rules. Rights groups say that according to FIFA policy, teams can only play on the territory of another FIFA member with that member’s permission. The Israel Soccer Association  organizes […]

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Malian air force buys pricey French chopper to fight local jihadists

| November 22, 2016
Malian air force buys pricey French chopper to fight local jihadists

(GIN)—A fully-loaded “Super Puma” military helicopter is the latest addition to Mali’s beleaguered air force which has been struggling to defeat rebels in the country’s central and northern region. The Super Puma, a twin-engine, heavy lift helicopter, had been returned to the French Airbus company in October by a Texas-based operator that went bankrupt. The […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016
What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

| November 22, 2016
Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) The closest person in the world is responsible for this one. It’s all about praying and meditating in the morning. I have watched a personal transformation right before my very eyes. I’ve watched as the quest for the habitual has become the reality of ritual, so much […]

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Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

| November 22, 2016
Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to African Americans and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner […]

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Film review: ‘Moonlight’

| November 22, 2016
Film review: ‘Moonlight’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) In just his second feature film, ‘Moonlight,’ writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity […]

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The 2016 Urban League’s Gala Extravaganza was a gallant affair

| November 17, 2016
The 2016 Urban League’s Gala Extravaganza was a gallant affair

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin In this fast paced, busy world, so few of us stop to smell the roses, and even the coffee for that matter. However, Saturday, November 12th, the Fort Wayne Urban League held its annual fundraising Gala at the Fort Wayne Convention and Conference Center, and what an affair it was! Approximately […]

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Obituaries: November 16-22, 2016 Edition

| November 16, 2016
Obituaries: November 16-22, 2016 Edition

Suzanne Marie Aden, 51, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Born in Fulton, Missouri, on Feb. 28, 1965, she was later adopted by the Carr family. Adopted again at the age of 10, sometime after the deaths of the Carr’s, Suzanne came to live in the home of […]

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Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

| November 15, 2016
Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

(GIN)—After a closely-watched trial, three young Somali-Americans may enter a “deradicalization” program after being found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State. Two of the young men have already received lighter sentences for cooperating with the government. The harshest sentence of 10 years went to Zacharia Abdurahman who pleaded guilty but did […]

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