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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014
Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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A stent costs a mint

| October 15, 2014
A stent costs a mint

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, our neighborhood was a melting pot of all races and religions. You name it, we claimed it. We lived in harmony. When someone or somebody was not living up to their potential, they were given a label such as, “you are […]

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Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

| October 15, 2014
Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

Michael Gregory Brooks Sr.,  a native of  Fort Wayne, Indiana was born on February 9, 1954.  He departed this life  on  Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at 60 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Deena (Brown) Brooks, three daughters Shanell (Mark) Lambert, Kimberly Brooks, Kelli (Brandon) Crawford; a son, Michael […]

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Christensen set to be U.S. first black female governor

| October 15, 2014
Christensen set to be U.S. first black female governor

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper The United States has never had a black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election. U.S. Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen (D) is well on her way to becoming the governor of her territory. […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

| October 15, 2014
THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn’t a “big secret;” instead, it turned out to be the “big story.” Cameras spy on us everywhere these days. This public display of brutality toward the mother of his child, a […]

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Multiple drug raids aimed at ‘spice’ suppliers

| October 15, 2014
Multiple drug raids aimed at ‘spice’ suppliers

ALLEN COUNTY—On Oct. 6, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a series of drug raids that targeted the illegal sales and manufacturing of “synthetic marijuana” also known as “spice” at locations in both the northeast and northwest portions of the city. Raids were carried out at: ● 1210 Marion St. ● 1218 Marion St. ● 1220 […]

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‘Sudden shift’

| October 15, 2014
‘Sudden shift’

By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, but have to sigh; When care is pressing you down […]

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History Center set to host Who Is a Hoosier? traveling exhibit

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The History Center is hostin Who Is a Hoosier?, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) newest traveling exhibitions. The exhibition, wich opened Oct. 8, is on display at The History Center, located at 302 East Berry St. The makeup of Indiana’s communities has changed over time, molded by the contributions of a wide range […]

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Book signing event for ‘Endangered’

| October 14, 2014
Book signing event for ‘Endangered’

FORT WAYNE—Former Fort Wayne resident, author Jean Love Cush is scheduled to sign copies of her new book “Endangered”  at the Barnes & Noble at the Glenbrook Square Mall, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 18. Cush will read selected passages from her novel, participate in a Q&A session have favors to give away. […]

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Church trustees seek end to legal dispute, healing

| October 14, 2014
Church trustees seek end to legal dispute, healing

Officers tell their side of story Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Board of Trustees Pilgrim Baptist Church has been involved in litigation for nearly two years. An initial lawsuit which was filed in early 2013 was the result of a lack of transparency regarding finances within Pilgrim Baptist Church. The […]

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