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Ask Alma: I hooked my friend up with a job and friend complains about it on Facebook

Ask Alma: I hooked my friend up with a job and friend complains about it on Facebook

| October 28, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I have a friend that shares everything in their life on Facebook. This friend’s car has broken down on several occasions, with the latest repair costing $2,700; this friend also seems to have many issues with landlords and significant others. Despite my friend’s personal trials, they have […]

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What happens in this house…

What happens in this house…

| October 10, 2017

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Family secrets can be detrimental. “What happens in this house, stays in this house”, they said. These words were heard in many families.  Holding some personal information as confidential is one thing, but being told to keep silent about hurt and abuse that one experiences is another. For far […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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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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