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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

| May 26, 2016

Self-knowledge a key to liberation By Eric D. Hackley After my first conversation with Brother Sage of South Bend, Ind., he told me months ago that he had a former student whom he wanted me to meet and interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services […]

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Obama says Black Lives Matter Movement is legit

Obama says Black Lives Matter Movement is legit

| October 28, 2015

By Courtne Dixon Special to the NNPA News Wire Service from HU News Service WASHINGTON—The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama, during a special White House session last week to deal with reforming the […]

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Youth voices for justice rise at rally

Youth voices for justice rise at rally

| October 16, 2015

By Janaih X Adams and Michael Z Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Final Call WASHINGTON—The Justice or Else gathering held before hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall Oct. 10 featured the voices of emerging new leadership in America. In fact, many said the overwhelming success of the gathering […]

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Thousands descend upon D.C. for justice

Thousands descend upon D.C. for justice

| October 12, 2015

By William J. Ford Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer WASHINGTON—On Saturday, Oct. 10, thousands descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, organized by the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrahkhan, demanding justice for black victims of police brutality. Speakers […]

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Police shooting victim’s case goes to trial

Police shooting victim’s case goes to trial

| September 15, 2015

By Marilyn Marshall Special to the NNPA from Houston Defender HOUSTON (NNPA)—The case of police shooting victim Robbie Tolan returns to the spotlight as Tolan’s lawsuit against a white officer and city officials goes to trial in Houston. The case, which began with jury selection on Sept. 14, has drawn national attention and charges of […]

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Locked, loaded, ready to protect

Locked, loaded, ready to protect

| September 11, 2015

By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier The ongoing epidemic of shootings in various venues once deemed relatively safe—among them, the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, in Charleston, S.C.; the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shootings; shootings at a recruiting center and a Navy facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.—has the attention of the […]

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Black Methodist leaders organize for justice

Black Methodist leaders organize for justice

| September 10, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Flanked by images of the nine men and women at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., and the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., among other victims of racial violence, a coalition of Black Methodist leaders stepped squarely […]

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Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Anthony and First Lady Sandy Payton of Come As You Are Community Church, located at 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., are scheduled to be honored by the congregation on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 for their 20 years of dedicated service. At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12, there will be a fashion show, fellowship and […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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Baltimore: We have been here before

Baltimore: We have been here before

| May 4, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Now it is Baltimore. There, Freddie Gray, a black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. The mayor promised justice. But, the city erupted in non-violent demonstrations that […]

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