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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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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014
Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

| July 12, 2014
GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s election results infuriated me and not for the reasons you might suspect.  My anger has less to do with the outcomes of the various elections, but more to do with the means of getting to the outcome. The most watched election of this year was the Mississippi Senate […]

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South African strike at U.S. car factory gains international support

| July 12, 2014
South African strike at U.S. car factory gains international support

(GIN)—General Motors South Africa has shut down its plant in Port Elizabeth where some 200,000 members of the NUMSA trade union are demanding a 12 percent pay hike. Support for the union walkout has poured in from the UK, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Namibia, Swaziland and the machinist workers union in Upper Marlboro, Md in […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

| July 12, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

The Rev. Lakeya Stewart Growing up in a small town, I saw just how special pets could be to families. My twin sister and I had a pet bird that we affectionately called “Tweety.” But, for some unknown reason the thought of having a dog as a pet scared me! I was gravely afraid of […]

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Mary Morris: Retired but still committed to community service

| July 11, 2014
Mary Morris: Retired but still committed to community service

By Chief Condra Ridley On June 28 , 2014, the Oxford Community Association expressed their gratitude, love and respect for Mary Morris to honor her retirement from the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA). Well-wishers from all over Fort Wayne gathered at the McMillen Community Center to lift their voices in praise and thanks for Ms. […]

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Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

| July 11, 2014
Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

Bike trails a key issue for community health, well being By Eric D. Hackley Starting out today’s forum is a response from Edward Young. Pay close attention how the broader idea of “Black Unity” evolves and makes sense to be the centerpiece of a movement liberate ourselves from Willie Lynch Slave Mentality, being fat and […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 9-15 Edition

| July 11, 2014

One injured, one dead in shootings FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man […]

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Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

| July 11, 2014
Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

By Brenda Robinson The pending approval by the City Council of the firefighters most current contract causes a reflection of last month’s end of collective bargaining for city employees who are not firefighters are police officers. The vote, along party lines, with six Republican voting to overturn Mayor Tom Henry’s veto and three Democrats voting […]

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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014
Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Liberians really in response to Philly fire that took children’s lives

| July 11, 2014
Liberians really in response to Philly fire that took children’s lives

(GIN)—A Philadelphia church is calling the outpouring of support for the Liberian community “overwhelming” in light of the deaths of three four-year-olds and an infant during a fast-moving fire Saturday. The fatalities included twin sisters Maria and Marialla Bowah, and Patrick Sanyeah and Taj Jacque, who was not quite seven weeks old. Eight row houses […]

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