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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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An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

| October 7, 2014
An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation Son defends father’s service to department, community Editor’s note: Over the years, Fort Wayne Police Officer Frederick “Fred” Rogers Sr. has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most well-known law enforcement officials. During his tenure in the Detective Bureau, Rogers compiled a […]

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Fort Wayne’s first Bachelor Auction coming to Legion Post 148

| October 6, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Order a special designer drink and a get a paddle (a bidding paddle, get your mind out of the gutter) because the bachelor auction will be open at the American Legion Post 148, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 10, during the Fall Scholarship Festival. Several men in our […]

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City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

| October 6, 2014
City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

By Eryn Rogers Courtesy of WANE-TV FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly newspaper is bouncing back after a theft earlier in the summer froze the paper’s account. However, after an outpouring of the community’s help, Frost Illustrated is back in business. Frost Illustrated was founded back in 1968. Earlier this year, an […]

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Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

| October 4, 2014
Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]

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Oil barons jump on new finds in Africa, ignoring climate justice calls

| October 3, 2014
Oil barons jump on new finds in Africa, ignoring climate justice calls

(GIN)–U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep the soil in the oil.” Kosmos Energy, a US oil and gas exploration firm, along with Cairn Energy of the UK, plan to use rights obtained in […]

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Africa leaders strengthen ties with Cuba

| October 2, 2014
Africa leaders strengthen ties with Cuba

(GIN)–While the U.S. tightens an economic embargo on its island neighbor, several African leaders were making a pilgrimage to Havana to strengthen bilateral relations.  Niger’s President Issoufou Mahamadou arrived Sept. 28 on an official visit to Cuba aimed at developing exchanges in the areas of health, sports and education. The arrival by Mahamodou follows the […]

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World Bank link to ‘cultural genocide’ of Kenya’s Sengwer people

| October 2, 2014
World Bank link to ‘cultural genocide’ of Kenya’s Sengwer people

(GIN)–Leaked documents seen by the Guardian newspaper of London reveal that the World Bank ignored an inspection report that detailed violations of the Bank’s own policies, permitting the burning of homes and forcible eviction of approximately 1,000 Sengwer people from their ancestral lands in Kenya’s Embobut forest. The forced evictions were described as “cultural genocide” […]

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Experts push for better oversight of police

| October 2, 2014
Experts push for better oversight of police

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Neill Franklin says there is nothing new about friction between law enforcement agencies and Blacks. And he should know–Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department. “This is nothing new,” said Franklin, during a panel discussion on the shooting […]

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Cost of not doing business

| October 2, 2014
Cost of not doing business

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Over the past few decades, black people have been led to believe that we have “power” because we earn and spend so much money in the marketplace, now having eclipsed the $1 trillion mark.   As the most studied consumer segment in the world, black Americans are touted by dozens […]

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