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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014
Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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Small businesses owners: Raising minimum wage makes good business sense

| July 29, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three stages, according to a new survey. The poll, sponsored by the American Sustainable Business Council, an advocacy group that represents more  than 200,000 businesses and Business […]

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The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

| July 29, 2014
The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

By Brenda Robinson Prior to his death in 2009, Oral Roberts, an American Pentecostal televangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, stirred up controversy with his alleged receipt of millions of dollars from a contributor’s gambling payout. A Fort Wayne minister made a clever statement about the alleged contribution. The minister said, “Sometimes the Lord […]

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Boko Haram in daring kidnap as Obama meets with African youth

| July 29, 2014
Boko Haram in daring kidnap as Obama meets with African youth

(GIN)—Militants appear to be gaining the upper hand in West Africa’s spreading ethnic/religious fighting. This week, insurgents with Nigeria’s Boko Haram launched a cross-border attack on Kolofata, a town in neighboring Cameroon, kidnapping the wife of Amadou Ali, the vice-prime minister, and killing at least three people. It was their third incursion into Cameroon just […]

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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

| July 28, 2014
My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

PERSPECTIVE By Stephany Rose Special to the NNPA Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south […]

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Aspen Dental to offer free services this weekend

| July 28, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 2, select Aspen Dental offices throughout the state of Indiana will volunteer their time and talents for a FREE “Day of Service” for those in need in the community. Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have joined forces to create the Healthy Mouth Movement—a community giving initiative designed to deliver free dental […]

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Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

| July 27, 2014
Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

    Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) returned from their journey to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia early on Wednesday morning, July 23. They brought home with them their fifth gold medal and first silver medal since first participating in the bi-annual competition in […]

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Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

| July 27, 2014
Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Director Richard Cordray announced that one of the nation’s largest payday lenders, ACE Cash Express, will pay $10 million in restitution and penalties for directing its employees […]

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U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

| July 27, 2014
U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]

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Dogs eat better than 1 million children

| July 27, 2014
Dogs eat better than 1 million children

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like a dog by a seemingly affluent white woman. In the ad, the boy has his head on the woman’s lap, at her feet, on his […]

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Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

| July 27, 2014
Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

By Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel LOS ANGELES—“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran […]

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