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Nigeria sues ‘big oil’ for stolen shipments worth billions

Nigeria sues ‘big oil’ for stolen shipments worth billions

| September 28, 2016

(GIN)—Subsidiaries of some of the world’s leading oil companies shipped millions of barrels of Nigerian crude oil to the U.S. but failed to report these, causing a drop in Nigeria’s oil export earnings. They have now been named in a landmark suit by the Nigerian government seeking billions in reimbursement. The Federal High Court in […]

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Local youth fly like ‘Young Eagles’ at Smith Field

Local youth fly like ‘Young Eagles’ at Smith Field

| September 26, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A group of special young people are literally flying high, thanks to an innovative international program with a chapter in the Summit City. On Sept. 11, veteran advocates for youth Mel Johnson and Rob Ferrell took a group to Smith Field for their first flight on an airplane, courtesy of the Young Eagles chapter […]

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Remembering Bobby Moore

Remembering Bobby Moore

| September 22, 2016

We started to write a news story about the tragic death of Bobby Moore. Truth is, like everyone who has died—including those taken by senseless street violence like Bobby was—it is more than a news story. We could recount the the story of when and how he died but not here. This isn’t the news […]

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The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

| September 22, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing me, a black Republican, over an event that I created. […]

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City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

| September 21, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Chilean Andrés Montenegro, filmmaker of animated movies, associate professor of computer animation at IPFW, is always a painter. “I started painting very, very early as a child, at 10. I was so motivated with oil painting that I asked my dad to buy me a kit. […]

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Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

| September 20, 2016

(GIN)–South African students at the University of the Witwatersrand are all fired up and can’t take no more! After news that the Education minister will be pushing through “fee adjustments” for 2017—up to eight percent—student president Kefentse Mkhari declared: “Comrades, we aren’t going to entertain that eight percent. What we want is simple. We want […]

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Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

| September 14, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors […]

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NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

| September 14, 2016

By Benjamin Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented black American voter turnout on Nov. 8, 2016 across the nation. Today, the […]

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Support the sojourn through a true history

Support the sojourn through a true history

| September 13, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley I was recently asked what fueled my interest in American history, Black history, and my Hackley genealogy? I became intrigued by genealogy in 1977 during my junior year at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. This is when Alex Haley’s “ROOTS” first aired on television. For the next almost 40 […]

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The lesser of two evils not a viable moral political option

The lesser of two evils not a viable moral political option

| September 13, 2016

By Ky Milton Special to Frost Illustrated Ever since I can remember I’ve been intrigued by politics. One of my earliest memories dates back to sixth grade. I was a part of a project to get our school involved in the Bush vs. Gore election. I became mesmerized with the order of government. I was […]

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