Tag: civil war

Civil war blamed for starvation, faming looming in South Sudan

Civil war blamed for starvation, faming looming in South Sudan

| February 21, 2017

(GIN)—The government of South Sudan and the United Nations are reporting that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. The announcement comes as international aid agencies are overwhelmed by catastrophes unfolding in four countries. There have been warnings of famine in Yemen, Somalia and north-eastern Nigeria, but […]

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Magnificence of the mountains; ugliness of First Nation history

Magnificence of the mountains; ugliness of First Nation history

| October 19, 2016

Indigenous version of history very different from ‘official’ line By Ann McGaw Special to Frost Illustrated The Canadian Rockies are awe inspiring with their towering snow covered peaks and rugged looks. In late August I flew into Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The only two things I knew about Calgary was they celebrated their cowboy heritage during […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

| May 10, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Sometimes it is necessary to go far, far away to a distant land—or to South Bend—to gain insight, wisdom and intellectual perspective as to how to link early American history to today’s life challenges, experiences and behavioral conditioning.   Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, listen to and explore the vision and […]

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Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

| January 12, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, 1955-1965 Undoubtedly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed America’s moral, constitutional and social heading in the span of 10 years. From 1955 to 1965, his tireless efforts are still not fully understood nor are they properly framed for us to […]

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Challenging the racist legacy of Confederate monuments

Challenging the racist legacy of Confederate monuments

| November 13, 2015

By Sean Yoes Special to the NNPA News Wire from the AFRO I spent part of Monday afternoon (Nov. 2) in Druid Hill Park helping load a 500 pound, 12-foot-tall statue of a pregnant, bare breasted woman of color into the back of a city-owned pick-up truck. It was no easy task. But, despite her […]

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Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

| August 18, 2015

(GIN)—Dismissing efforts, including those of President Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month long civil war in the world’s newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations. President Kiir’s team reportedly had “reservations” over the deal and wanted an additional 15 […]

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Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

| August 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Democratic Party, in conjunction with several other organizations, is scheduled to host a non-partisan rally, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. After the U.S. Civil War (1861-65), the 15th Amendment, ratified in […]

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An answer for Confederate apologists

An answer for Confederate apologists

| August 3, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Someone identifying himself as Jimmy Oliver sent me an email objecting to a column I wrote under the headline, “Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored.” I presume he wrote to get a reply, so here it is, with Oliver’s words in italics. I do not appreciate you calling my ancestors […]

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Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

| July 27, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The debate in connection with the flags of the former Confederate States of America (CSA) has unleashed a badly needed debate about U.S. history. As many commentators are noting, for the first time in a long time we are not just discussing whether the flags of the Confederacy offend […]

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Confederate traitors don’t deserve to be honored

Confederate traitors don’t deserve to be honored

| July 14, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Can you image waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason? How about traveling to work and back on Aldrich Ames Boulevard, a tribute to the CIA mole who secretly worked for the Russians? Should we erect a statue of Robert Hanssen, the FBI computer […]

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