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PBS39 to present ‘The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

PBS39 to present ‘The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

| August 18, 2015

Special marathon Sunday, Aug. 23 part of pledge drive FORT WAYNE—PBS39, northeast Indiana’s public television station, has announced it will air the award-winning miniseries, The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in its entirety Sunday, Aug. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. on channel 39.1 as part of a August pledge […]

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Black unemployment dips to 7-year low

Black unemployment dips to 7-year low

| August 13, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate tumbled to 9.1 percent in July, the lowest rate for black workers in seven years, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has slowly ticked down to 2008 levels, some economists expressed concerns […]

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Robert Mugabe: Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans

Robert Mugabe: Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans

| August 12, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is advocating for his fellow African heads of state to take a stern self-determining stance against European imperialists, who have been exploiting the motherland for its labor from her indigenous inhabitants and for her natural resources for several centuries. He intends […]

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

| August 11, 2015

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated A beautiful collaboration of citizens from the City of Fort Wayne celebrated the momentous 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act signed into law by former President Lyndon Johnson. The celebration took place on Aug. 6 at Parkview Field and was chaired by Jack E. Morris, deputy chair of […]

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President Obama spends day in federal prison: Houston leaders bring attention to Texas

President Obama spends day in federal prison: Houston leaders bring attention to Texas

| August 2, 2015

By Jerry Ford II Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times President Barack Obama surprised many last week by making an appearance in a place where no president has appeared before–a federal penitentiary. President Obama toured the El Reno Correctional Institution last week as part of his attempt to deliver on a campaign promise […]

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On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

| July 30, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the […]

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E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

| July 30, 2015

(Photo by James Redmond) FORT WAYNE—Christ Church of Faith “Little People’s Class” honors yet another person. The Little People’s Class honored E. Christine Stanley, one of the founding members of Christ Church of Faith and currently a resident at Kingston Care Center, for her longevity as a faithful member of the church and good standing […]

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Spotlight on Patrol Officer Kyra Woods

Spotlight on Patrol Officer Kyra Woods

| July 29, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of your day to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get to know […]

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Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

| July 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that one can walk into a historical museum and is introduced to the person whose collections are on display there but this did happen.  And, with this happening, I was able to learn more about our heritage and gaze upon the beauty of the historical African American […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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