Tag: featured

Video of police beating black soldier sparks protest by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

Video of police beating black soldier sparks protest by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

(GIN)–A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash May 3 between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv. Thousands took part in the Sunday protest over the incident including many non-Ethiopian […]

Read More

Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

| May 4, 2015

BALTIMORE—Protesters in Baltimore were jubilant, yet tempered with a somberness over the weekend. On Friday, May 1, State Attorney for the City of Baltimore Marilyn J. Mosby announced that the six Baltimore police officers—three white and three black—who were involved in the arrest, transportation and subsequent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have been charged with […]

Read More

Oddie E. Essex Ridley celebrates 90 years

Oddie E. Essex Ridley celebrates 90 years

| May 1, 2015

By Roberta F. Ridley  The event was held at the Historic Fire Engine House No. 5 located at 1405 Broadway, Saturday April 11, 2015. A fabulous buffet meal was prepared by JMA Catering/Gordon (Tony) Woods and Selena Ridley (granddaughter) and service by Kellie Hicks-Morgan, set-up and decorations by Teresa Ridley Yarbrough (granddaughter). Mrs. Ridley was […]

Read More

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

| May 1, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades black Americans have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations. This anniversary of the Million Man March will have a special meaning and significance for Black America and all who […]

Read More

Spotlight on D&M Apparel Biker Leather

Spotlight on D&M Apparel Biker Leather

| April 30, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? It’s a beautiful day to be alive and thriving, as we travel together on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  And, on this journey, don’t forget to take GOD along with you because HE loves the attention, always has and always will.  On that […]

Read More

Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

| April 30, 2015

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com)–What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another black man, another white cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person. The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, […]

Read More

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

| April 28, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—There is no doubt that the U.S. is experiencing a crisis with regard to the alarming number of unarmed African American men being killed by the police. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the videotaped shooting of Walter Scott that led to a murder indictment against a white, South […]

Read More

Spotlight on Walter Hayden of Walt’s Snack Shack

Spotlight on Walter Hayden of Walt’s Snack Shack

| April 22, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s fun and exciting to bring to you this week’s spotlight because he’s always been a positive figure and role model in this city and I know that a lot of people are better off just by knowing him because he shares his wisdom.  And, it pleases me to […]

Read More

Business profile: Ralph L. Anderson Jr. of Anderson Heating & Air Conditioning

Business profile: Ralph L. Anderson Jr. of Anderson Heating & Air Conditioning

| April 22, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Ralph L. Anderson Jr.’s, business, Anderson Heating & Air Conditioning,  is located at 3009 Oxford St.  He can be reached by telephone (260) 557-0958 or anderson.heatair@yahoo.com   1.) What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I am the owner and operator of Anderson Heating & Air […]

Read More

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. One group of Christians is on their knees and shot to death. Another group is beheaded. The video bore the […]

Read More