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African American, African museum draws crowds in DC

| September 28, 2016
African American, African museum draws crowds in DC

(GIN)—As thousands streamed into the striking new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., last week, another Africa-centered museum was also welcoming visitors to the nation’s capital. At the nearby National Museum of African Art, a special screening of the film “Am I: Too African to be American or Too American […]

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Group fighting to save Bowser Pump Complex as economic development asset

| September 26, 2016
Group fighting to save Bowser Pump Complex as economic development asset

Editor’s note: Organizers of this group of concerned citizens forwarded this letter to us just after the previous week’s publication deadline for publication in our online edition. They also asked us to publish it in this edition, post meeting deadline, to get this information out to the public. Join us Sept. 27, 2016 at Fort […]

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Two shot on Lillie Street

| September 26, 2016
Two shot on Lillie Street

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police are investigating the shooting which took place in front of 4033 Lillie Street at approximately 12:40 p.m., Sept. 20. Upon reviving at the scene, officers found two males down near the sidewalk both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital where they were determined to […]

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Woman shot, drives self to hospital

| September 26, 2016
Woman shot, drives self to hospital

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:11 a.m., Sept. 18, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3000 block of Plaza Drive in reference to a shooting. The original caller informed dispatch that a woman arrived at his residence and told him that she had been shot in the abdomen.  He told police personnel that […]

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Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

| September 21, 2016
Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The cause of snoring is due to the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth resulting in a hoarse noise, which usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while sleeping? Snoring ain’t funny, yet family members who […]

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Obituaries: September 21-27, 2016 Edition

| September 21, 2016
Obituaries: September 21-27, 2016 Edition

Timothy Lee Carter, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Jesse Dunning, 60, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.

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High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

| September 20, 2016
High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

(GIN)—A high-level summit at the United Nations on Monday addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants, failed to produce any concrete measures during the all-day event, leading some observers to dismiss  its accomplishments as “all talk and no action.” The summit’s final report gives the international community another two years to reach a “global […]

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Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

| September 20, 2016
Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

(GIN)—South African President Jacob Zuma spoke for the nation when he called the passing of singer Mduduzi Tshabalala a great loss to the country. “South Africa has lost one of its pioneers,” commented President Zuma, “whose music appealed to a cross section of our people‚ young and old and was known to have achieved the […]

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Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

| September 20, 2016
Students threaten school shutdowns over rising school fees

(GIN)–South African students at the University of the Witwatersrand are all fired up and can’t take no more! After news that the Education minister will be pushing through “fee adjustments” for 2017—up to eight percent—student president Kefentse Mkhari declared: “Comrades, we aren’t going to entertain that eight percent. What we want is simple. We want […]

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Winnie Mandela—called an ‘everlasting beauty’—turns 80

| September 20, 2016
Winnie Mandela—called an ‘everlasting beauty’—turns 80

(GIN)—Winnie Madikizela-Mandela reached octogenarian status this month and marked it at a celebratory party surrounded by top officials, musicians and family members. She shared her special day with well-wishers at the renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town last Wednesday. Among the guests were first lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma, Winnie’s daughter Zindzi Mandela, Julius Malema […]

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