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Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 26, 2014
Midterm election lies and consequences

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

| November 26, 2014
Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

  (Part one of two) By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? Thanksgiving is right around the corner and do you know where you’re going to be and whom you’re going to be with?  Well, my Thanksgiving wish to you is, no matter where you are or who you’re with, you’ll make it one of the […]

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Court of Appeals rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

| November 26, 2014
Court of Appeals rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District. A 2-1 decision reversed an earlier circuit court ruling […]

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Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

| November 26, 2014
Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

| November 25, 2014
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne took the lead again this year in coordinating what has become a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will be served to approximately 400 residents of the Brookmill Court and McCormick Place communities. Approximately 50 Boys & Girls Clubs members live in these Fort Wayne Housing Authority areas. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

| November 25, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Many people come to God and even to church broken. We’ve been hurt by the world, by the people in it, by our families, our friends—and even church folks. Oftentimes, the hurt when it is not dealt with turns into anger. My former pastor once told me that hurt people, […]

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Sweet home Alabama

| November 25, 2014
Sweet home Alabama

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Ga. Except for a couple of cousins, all of my relatives have either died or […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 25, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

Three injured in apparent shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:28 a.m., Nov. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to three individuals who were transported to the hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arriving at the hospital, all three individuals were listed in critical condition. They were identified as: […]

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Thanksgiving eve holds extra risk of sexual assualt

| November 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Sexual Assualt Treatment Center FORT WAYNE—Thanksgiving eve, sometimes known as Black Wednesday, is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year. “It’s not just folks in their 20s who are enjoying a beer or a cocktail the night before they Indulge  in  turkey and dressing,” local bar owner Steve Gard said. “The […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

| November 25, 2014
YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

FORT WAYNE—Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by awarding Hope Awards. A winner was selected in each of five categories: Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and […]

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