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Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 1-7 Edition

| October 1, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 1-7 Edition

Man critically injured in I469/I69 crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:25 p.m., Sept. 19, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of an injury accident near the I-469/I-69 interchange. Officers arrived and located an adult male to be in critical condition. He was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. […]

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Spotlight on LaVonne Petty of LaVonne’s Clothing and Fashions

| October 1, 2014
Spotlight on LaVonne Petty of LaVonne’s Clothing and Fashions

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? If today is your birthday, I’d like to say with music, “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.” Aw, that felt so good because I wanted to sing something to you again to remind you how special you truly are. So in turn, make this birthday the best […]

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Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

| October 1, 2014
Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

Christopher S. Dixie Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. He was born April 13, 1944 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Christopher and Mary Dixie Sr. After the passing of his parents at an early age he came to Marion to be […]

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To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

| October 1, 2014
To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I recall, while walking down a street, years ago in my neighborhood, a young man greeted me with the word, “brother.” He went on to tell me what a role model I had been for him, even at a distance. Well, I told him, that we all have talents, no […]

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Report card on Black America

| October 1, 2014
Report card on Black America

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released recently had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically significant” aptly fit the very small increases or decreases of most of the measurements […]

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Talk no substitute for action

| September 30, 2014
Talk no substitute for action

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much.  The period King conquered was a time of […]

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Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

| September 29, 2014
Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, more than 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. After most automobile purchases, […]

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From pain to purpose

| September 28, 2014
From pain to purpose

By Pastor E. A. Dickered Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “A mother never gets over losing her child. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, how old her child was when they died, or the reason they were taken away, grief don’t ever expire. Never tell a mother whose child has died […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

| September 28, 2014
Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up “Training Day.” That collaboration won Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor, and it was the only time in Oscar history that a black man won Best Actor in a film by a black director. […]

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Wages up for black men, down for black women

| September 27, 2014
Wages up for black men, down for black women

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black-white income gap narrowed in 2013 with black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for blacks rose $793, an […]

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