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Biden, Congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes

By Mark Gillispie  Wire Service Correspondent CLEVELAND (AP) -- Louis Stokes rose from an impoverished life in the projects of Cleveland to become one of the most influential and respected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, speakers said Tuesday at a funeral service commemorating his life. The retired 15-term Democratic congressman died at home of cancer last week at age 90. Vice President Joe Bi ...

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Bond praised

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Julian Bond, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, is being praised for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited ...

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Friendly Scrimmage…Not!

With multiple starters injured, Hartley (blue) hosted a scrimmage against Eastmoor (white) under the lights on Saturday night. To quote Allen Iverson, "We talking practice!" Eastmoor was seriously overmatched by both Hartley's defense, and offense. Though it was a controlled scrimmage, the unofficial score was 35-0 and then the reserves got into the game which ended with an unofficial score of 49-6. (Photo ...

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Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released Sunday morning. The Nashville, Tenn. native was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Mo ...

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Ferguson – One Year Later

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It’s been one year since the murder of Michael Brown galvanized the Ferguson, Mo. community and forced the nation to face the horrors of police violence. And as the activist slogan asserts, the ensuing protests have become a movement, not just a moment. “One of the most powerful things about the movement is how it started. It started with peo ...

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GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump on some clearly sexist comments he had made in the past. However, it was later revealed that Kelly has a long history of “ ...

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Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types

Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves Columbus, OH  – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Bloo ...

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Lynch remembered

By Kim Tolley Senior Contributing Writer Columbus Post With family, friends, community leaders, former employees and public officials in attendance, Columbus said goodbye to its “Godfather” Amos Lynch last weekend. Braving the heat and waving church fans, approximately 200 mourners at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on the Near East Side listened to memories of Lynch, who died on July 24 at the age of ...

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U.S. Gun Violence: A Human Rights failure

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence. “We ...

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AMOS LYNCH: A Lasting Legacy

By Kim Tolley Senior Contributing Writer Columbus Post Writer. Editor. Publisher. Businessman. Civil Rights Advocate. When writing about Amos Lynch, Sr., it feels as though one is not including enough information about his remarkable life and career no matter what the word count is. When Lynch founded the Columbus Post in the last weeks of 1995, he had long earned the moniker “Godfather” of Columbus. At an ...

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