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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Closing the chapter on Vietnam

Closing the chapter on Vietnam

| May 22, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

| May 22, 2015

Part 2 of 2 By Yvonne Coleman Bach Louisville Defender Editor Editor’s note: Last week, we presented an article giving an overview of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the personal story of article author Yvonne Coleman Bach and her husband Stephen. This week, we present part two of the article which focuses on Willie […]

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James Redmond—top notch professional photographer

James Redmond—top notch professional photographer

| May 20, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Photographer James Redmond can be reached at (260) 450-1878. 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m a professional photographer and have been since 1975. 2.)  What or who was your motivation for becoming a photographer? When I was in the military, I was stationed […]

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Spotlight on Kevin Howell, chairman of Vietnam Veterans Committee

Spotlight on Kevin Howell, chairman of Vietnam Veterans Committee

| May 20, 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 schedules to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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I almost gave up!

I almost gave up!

| May 20, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The people of God have lost hope. We have allowed the cares of this world and of this life to weigh us down. Instead of looking our problems in the face and telling them how big our God is, we often allow our problems to overtake us. Sadly, we allow […]

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Burundi leader, stifling attempted coup, cracks down on media

Burundi leader, stifling attempted coup, cracks down on media

(GIN)–Burundi’s President Pierre Nkuruziza, who narrowly avoided his removal from office by a citizen-backed military coup, has turned against the media that closely reported the day to day protests. Nkuruziza was out of the country in Tanzania at a meeting of East African leaders when he learned that hundreds of Burundians were cheering his overthrow […]

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Ghanaian celebrities join call to end painful power outages

Ghanaian celebrities join call to end painful power outages

(GIN)–Throngs of Ghanaians thronged the capital Accra this past week but the celebrities in their midst were not the main attraction. Thousands of citizens, movie stars, civil servant, academics and others took to the streets to protest the government’s failure to end a three-year long electric power crisis. The energy crisis has crippled business at […]

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Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

(GIN)–In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing. It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008—and feed them at the same time. The “garden-in-a-sack” concept, introduced by the NGO Solidarites International, makes it possible to grow food in small spaces and […]

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