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Two faces of racism

| October 8, 2014
Two faces of racism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffick in the most misguided attitudes about black artists, black women […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

| October 8, 2014
Be more vocal about asthma

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal chords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014
Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

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Violence on rise in former Hutu, Tutsi battleground

| October 7, 2014
Violence on rise in former Hutu, Tutsi battleground

(GIN)—Fears are growing that the Central African nation of Burundi is sliding back into a battlefield as the country heads into an election cycle in 2015. The ceasefire that ended 12 years of brutal conflict in 2005 could be unraveling as the current President Pierre Nkurunziza cracks down on supporters of the opposition. Early this […]

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Kenyan President Kenyatta steps down to face charges

| October 7, 2014
Kenyan President Kenyatta steps down to face charges

(GIN)–After failing to win further delays in a hearing of serious charges against him, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced he would temporarily step down as president of Kenya and face the court. Five charges of crimes against humanity are linked to Kenyatta’s alleged involvement in funding and directing aspects of the violence that killed 1,300 people […]

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Breaking white silence on racism

| October 7, 2014
Breaking white silence on racism

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnists On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. [To hear and see the speech, go to: […]

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Community must do better job of supporting its own

| October 7, 2014

My wife and I are very strong supporters of the African American newspapers.  We are aware that one of the most serious issues facing the American people is the lack of respect that we have been trained to practice in interacting with each other. Some of us may have been more fortunate than others in life and […]

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Free student tickets available for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 7, 2014
Free student tickets available for A Lesson Before Dying

FORT WAYNE—First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., is now accepting reservations for free student tickets to its upcoming performance, A Lesson Before Dying. Written by Romulus Linney and directed by Thom Hofrichter, the play is based on the Oprah Book Club novel by Ernest J. Gaines, author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

| October 7, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Days ago, I sat in someone’s office. She began to share with me a little about her life. After hearing about how she once suffered from a stroke, I sat amazed at how few signs of a stroke she lives with, at least visibly. When discussing her take on it, […]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

| October 7, 2014
Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Internationally-renowned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent. Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into […]

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