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Crime & Safety Report

| April 11, 2014
Crime & Safety Report

Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department Smoke House Tobacco Outlet owner murdered in store FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:30 a.m., April 7, Fort Wayne Police responded to the report of a man down inside The Smoke House Tobacco Outlet located at 2217 S. Lafayette Street. Officers arrived to […]

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Black students receive $25,000 a year Buick scholarships

| April 11, 2014
Black students receive $25,000 a year Buick scholarships

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent ATLANTA (NNPA)—After attending a prestigious, predominantly White private school,   Ty’Quish Keyes yearned for a new cultural and educational experience. Keyes mother pushed him to excel in school and his community because she knew that college was the best way out of their crime-ridden North Philadelphia neighborhood, that held […]

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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton

| April 11, 2014
Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton

We’re glad we can show the world that we’re the most civilized democrcay in the world and that we know how to have spirited political debate and still maintain manners and proper decorum. (Remember how outraged folks were when this happened to President Bush in an Arab country?) And, people wonder why David Bowie wrote […]

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Scientist say document on Jesus’ wife likely ancient

| April 11, 2014
Scientist say document on Jesus’ wife likely ancient

The story isn’t new. Still, some people react with outrage that something of such is even suggested. But, the question is, if it were true, would it or should it diminish your faith? It seems that too much time is spent debating the particulars of Jesus’ life and not enough living the message. We find […]

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Michael Jackson’s ex wants custody of children

| April 11, 2014
Michael Jackson’s ex wants custody of children

It seems like the Michael Jackson family drama has not ended even in death. Given the public spectacle of it all, it’s hard to say who ultimately will have these children’s best interest at heart. Debbie Rowe ‘to go to court to try to gain custody of her and Michael Jackson’s children Prince and Paris’ […]

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Prosecutor attempts to punch holes in Pistorius story

| April 11, 2014
Prosecutor attempts to punch holes in Pistorius story

We aren’t taking sides in an ongoing trial but, frankly, that was the question that has long been on our mind. Wouldn’t most people concerned about an intruder first try to establish where their loved ones were in the house—especially a person who should have been sleeping right next to you? In fairness, in any […]

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Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?

| April 10, 2014
Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Friday, April 4, marked the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on a balcony in Memphis, Tenn. Black America and people of goodwill in the nation and the world were stricken by grief, frustration and anger at the murder of this great man of justice and peace. […]

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Photos & more: The Velvet Rope

| April 10, 2014
Photos & more: The Velvet Rope

Story and Photos by Jeanie Summerville (except as otherwise noted–thanks to Young Lions Media Group for additional photos) Whatz up babies? As promised, here are more photos and information from the Velvet Rope Beauty & Barber Battle and Community Exposition event (Click here to read my spotlight which appears in the April 9 edition of […]

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Nigeria claims Africa’s highest GDP, disputes World Bank poverty stats

| April 10, 2014
Nigeria claims Africa’s highest GDP, disputes World Bank poverty stats

(GIN)—News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news that Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. According to newly “rebased” statistics, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product or GDP of $509.9 billion—being the total value of the nation’s goods and services over a period of time—now tops South Africa’s and makes the West […]

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Death of the New York Dream Act in Senate once again

| April 10, 2014

By Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News New York State has thousands of disappointed immigrant families, especially young people with dreams of getting a college education that would put them on track to a much better life than their parents currently enjoy. And, they are blaming Republicans for what […]

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