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Spying On Sharpton & other black leaders

Spying On Sharpton & other black leaders

NYPD actions reminiscent of past attempts to discredit civil rights movement

By George E. Curry
NNPA Columnist

A recent report that New York City Police Department might have spied on Al Sharpton as he prepared to protest the acquittal of three police officers in the 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell brings back memories of a carefully-orchestrated national effort to discredit civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In his NYPD Confidential column, posted on the Huffington Post under the headline, “Spying...

Mother fights for cancer treatment for foster daughter

FORT WAYNE—Paulette Nellems has played a number of roles throughout her life—daughter, wife, church member and worker and civil rights activist. In the past year or so, she’s become known to the community as the president of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the NAACP. But of all the roles she plays in life, there’s one that is of paramount importance— that of a mother.

“I’ve had five foster daughters and I’ve raised my three children and now I’m raising four of...

The Rev. Guice, the Rev. McAfee to present workshop at Unity

FORT WAYNE—Acclaimed minister and activist, the Rev. Gregory C. Guice is scheduled to return to the Summit City as part of a team that also includes the renowned Rev. Steven McAfee to present “THE WORD: Good Vibrations” workshop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., March 10 at Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center, 3232 Crescent Ave.

The Rev. Guice, currently the senior minister at Unity Church of Lake Orion, Mich., served as senior pastor at Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center...

Elections might not quiet unrest in Senegal

The Rev. Guice, the Rev. McAfee to present workshop at Unity

(GIN)—The uprising that began in Tunisia and Egypt has landed with both feet in Senegal where an aging president, Abdoulaye Wade, claimed the right to...

The submerged tax- the real story behind PILOT


Mitch Harper

Consideration of the proposal to increase water rates in Fort Wayne deserves thoughtful, serious, consideration. Fort Wayne has a water filtration plant...

Urban League to host college, career fair; Barnes & Noble supports Urban League literacy programs

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to host a College and Career Fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.,...

Poor nutrition=poor behavior, learning


Gerald W. Deas, M.D.

School bells are ringing, and children will be doing more than singing. They will be acting up, hyperactive, impulsive, irritable, distracted...

Social Security questions & answers


Chuck Stovall

Question: We adopted a baby girl overseas and brought her home with us to the United States. We need to get a Social...

Managing our addictions, pain


Brenda Robinson

What is it about life that life is not enough? The untimely death of Whitney Houston has caused some of us to...



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