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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014
Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Liberians really in response to Philly fire that took children’s lives

| July 11, 2014
Liberians really in response to Philly fire that took children’s lives

(GIN)—A Philadelphia church is calling the outpouring of support for the Liberian community “overwhelming” in light of the deaths of three four-year-olds and an infant during a fast-moving fire Saturday. The fatalities included twin sisters Maria and Marialla Bowah, and Patrick Sanyeah and Taj Jacque, who was not quite seven weeks old. Eight row houses […]

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Zambian president goes awol, leaving nation leaderless

| July 11, 2014
Zambian president goes awol, leaving nation leaderless

(GIN)—Three weeks ago, Zambian President Michael Sata was airlifted on a plane to Israel. Some reports had him in a coma and said he was receiving treatment for kidney disease at the Sheba Medical Center there. The flurry of rumors began to build, neither confirmed nor denied by Sata’s ruling party. “One minute we are […]

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South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

| July 11, 2014
South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

Courtesy of the South Side High School Reunion Committee, Class of 1989 FORT WAYNE—ROLL CALL!  Session is about to be back in.  The South Side High School Class of 1989 is scheduled to host their 25-year reunion Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in Fort Wayne. The schedule of events for the reunion includes: Friday, Aug. […]

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Spotlight on a successful Frost Illustrated Benefit Concert

| July 9, 2014
Spotlight on a successful Frost Illustrated Benefit Concert

This past Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the American Legion Post 148, we all came together, in the name of love, to help benefit Frost Illustrated.

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Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

| July 9, 2014
Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

Johnnie Mae Goldsby was born on March 27, 1923 in Browns, Ala., to the late William H. Dixie and Willa Lee (Glover) Dixie. She went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She retired from GE after many years of service. […]

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Emotional triggers

| July 9, 2014
Emotional triggers

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Feeling emotional:  To have feelings of abandonment, to feel forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American neurologist. “No soul is […]

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Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

| July 8, 2014
Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

The Future of Civil Rights event took place July 2 and was sponsored by the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne’s MLK Club and Frost Illustrated.

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Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

| July 4, 2014
Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

Freedom 50 teaches method of organized struggle By Hollis Watkins Special to the Afro (The Afro)—Racism is still alive and well in Mississippi and throughout this country just as it was in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This clearly suggests there is much work to be done. When we look at those in control of […]

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Black South Africans get new chance to seek redress for stolen land

Black South Africans get new chance to seek redress for stolen land

(GIN)—South Africa will restart the claims process that provides compensation to black families who were illegally removed from their land during white rule. The window for those claims had been shut 16 years ago. In a published statement, President Jacob Zuma assented to the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act, which among other things reopens […]

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