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Man killed by accidental firearm discharge

| May 10, 2017
Man killed by accidental firearm discharge

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:50 a.m., April 25, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 4033 Robinwood Drive on the reported shooting. Once on scene officers observed an adult male in the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 65-yar-old Frank Lax, was transported from the scene to a […]

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Orders to release white farmers accused in murder of black boy sparks riot

Orders to release white farmers accused in murder of black boy sparks riot

(GIN)—Two South African white farmers accused of causing the death of a 16 year old black teen accused of stealing sunflowers were granted bail and released, sparking a wave of protests that were met with police violence. Anger erupted in the maize producing town of Coligny, North West, after residents learned of the decision on […]

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In Nigeria, dozens of kidnapped girls freed in Boko Haram swap

In Nigeria, dozens of kidnapped girls freed in Boko Haram swap

p(GIN)—Boko Haram militants who used kidnappings, bombings and the torching of whole villages during an eight-year insurgency in northern Nigeria, this week released 82 of nearly 300 schoolgirls taken in a brazen late-night raid at a government secondary school in April 2014. The girls were released in exchange for six Boko Haram fighters held by […]

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Feud erupts over Ethiopian in race for top post at world health body

Feud erupts over Ethiopian in race for top post at world health body

(GIN)—As member states are preparing to vote for one of three final candidates seeking the top position at the World Health Organization, Ethiopians on social media are battling it out with government over the nomination of a well-funded candidate for the top spot. In the official bio of Dr. Tedros Adhanom, he is a visionary […]

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Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

| May 4, 2017
Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and […]

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We have more in common with Russia than you think

| May 4, 2017
We have more in common with Russia than you think

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last month I wrote a column titled, “Russia Is Winning the War for American Minds.” In that piece, I discussed how Russia had unleashed a psychological operations program in the U.S. to destabilize our government and our various institutions; they have been phenomenally successful with their operation. As I […]

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Man arrested after alleged child abduction

| May 4, 2017
Man arrested after alleged child abduction

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:50 a.m., April 23,the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Portage Boulevard the site of Wildwood Place Apartments, in reference to a disturbance involving a suspect armed with a firearm.  Officers arrived on scene and determined a woman who lives in the apartment complex has a […]

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Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

| May 4, 2017
Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany Inc.’s  Executive Director Juanita Tolbert extends an invitation to the Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 13 at the Grace United Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Phenie St., Fort Wayne, where Guy Willis is pastor. The Luncheon and Fashion Show titled, “Being God’s Women from Head to Toe,” […]

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NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

| May 4, 2017
NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017
Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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