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Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

| June 21, 2016

(GIN)—Ghanaians who use social media could find themselves staring at a blank screen instead of Facebook or Twitter under a plan now being considered by Ghana’s Police Service (GPS). Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Public Affairs director of the GPS, said that blocking Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets during the upcoming elections would be in […]

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Need customer service from Facebook? Good luck

Need customer service from Facebook? Good luck

| January 12, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist It happened very suddenly over the summer. I have been using Facebook for several years. A friend convinced me that once my Facebook “friends” had hit the 5,000 mark (the maximum permitted) that I should replace my existing page with a “Fan Page” or “Celebrity Page.” It […]

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In 2015, social media drove youth-led movements for change

In 2015, social media drove youth-led movements for change

| December 29, 2015

(GIN)—Social media networks in 2015 reached new heights in organizing popular protest and calls for change. Some of the most effective campaigns used Twitter with such hashtags as: #BringBackOurGirls to demand action on the fate of 276 girls kidnapped in April 2014 by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Since then 57 have managed to escape but […]

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Subject sent in for psychological evaluation after barricade incident

Subject sent in for psychological evaluation after barricade incident

| November 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:09 p.m., Nov. 22, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5400 block of Webster Street in regards to a suicidal subject making threats to harm himself. The person who called in the threat and the mother of the subject called police with concerns about statements the subject was […]

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‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

| October 15, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist You can run, but you can’t hide from racism. I was preparing to write a column on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Barack Obama wants to fast track through Congress. I considered tackling the Planned Parenthood kerfuffle, as Republicans are targeting a most important women’s health […]

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Social media giant unveils Internet plans for rural Africa

Social media giant unveils Internet plans for rural Africa

| October 6, 2015

(GIN)—A new satellite could soon be bringing remote parts of Africa onto the Internet, according to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. In an announcement this week, the social media giant said Facebook would be using aircraft, lasers and drones to beam Internet access “down into communities from the sky.” A satellite, called AMOS-6 would be leased […]

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Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

| June 30, 2015

Editor’s note: As people continue to debate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that states were obligated to allow same-sex marriages throughout the nation, we recently were made aware of the writings of someone in the spiritual community that discussed the issue on a spiritual, rather than political, societal or “religious” perspective. The following thoughts, […]

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White mob attack, brutal double stabbing in Chicago

White mob attack, brutal double stabbing in Chicago

| June 26, 2015

By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO (The Final Call)–Four have been charged with attempted murder in a vicious May 30 double stabbing attack on a black man and woman at a park in the largely Irish neighborhood known as Canaryville on Chicago’s south side. Two males, Kevin Hoynes […]

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First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the social media traffic of the past seven days, their eyes might well be drawn away from Turkey […]

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The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

| April 8, 2015

By the Rev. Amos C. Brown NNPA Guest Columnist Easter was last Sunday, but Rev. the Franklin Graham is still wiping egg off his face. In an unintentionally insensitive Facebook post on March 12, the hugely influential white evangelist ignored the existence of racial bias by law enforcement in the U.S. by suggesting the easy […]

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