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Crime and Safety Report: December 10-16 Edition

| December 10, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: December 10-16 Edition

Public’s assistance in identifying woman using stolen credit card FORT WAYNE—Police officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman recently on a store surveillance photograph using a credit card reported stolen in an October residential burglary. The suspect in the photo is described as a white female. According to police reports, at approximately […]

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Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

| December 10, 2014
Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would never go in it. There were audible gasps, and a bit […]

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Same old problem, same old response

| December 10, 2014
Same old problem, same old response

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York.  No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. […]

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Integrating into a burning house

| December 10, 2014
Integrating into a burning house

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last conversation with Harry Belafonte echoed in my head as I watched the Ferguson aftermath send the country in a tailspin: “I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I […]

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A perverted view of black on black crime

| December 10, 2014
A perverted view of black on black crime

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After […]

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Obituaries: December 10-16 Edition

| December 10, 2014
Obituaries: December 10-16 Edition

Eddie L. “Gasman” Jackson, 74, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 18, 1940, in Tuskegee, Ala. He retired from Dana Corporation with more than 30 years of service. Surviving are: daughters, Renisea (Paul) Hoffman, Toya Warfield and Towanna (LeRoy) Ganaway; sons, Anthony (Vickie) and […]

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United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

| December 10, 2014
United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In the months that have passed since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last August, the attention of the nation on Ferguson, Missouri, has sharpened the reality that racism still exists in our country and is as deadly as ever.  Our prayers for justice have been fervent but the […]

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Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

| December 10, 2014
Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

FORT WAYNE—Brenda Ann Whitt, 60, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Frost Illustrated sports writer and artist Larry Whitt. Brenda was born on Nov. 28, 1953, in Fort Wayne. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Larry; and sons, Jarvis, Eugene […]

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Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

| December 10, 2014
Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

By Andrea V. Watson Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender CHICAGO–Homicides are down in Chicago this year and the statistics haven’t been this low for nearly half a century, said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, but it’s not time for a celebration yet. More work must be done, he said. In addition to homicides […]

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Another police homicide

| December 10, 2014
Another police homicide

By Nayaba Arinde and Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators, Nov. 29, last Saturday evening in East New York, all of […]

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