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New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) creates new portal research resources

| February 13, 2016
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) creates new portal research resources

BOSTON—To commemorate Black History Month in February, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has assembled a wealth of information in a single portal on its data rich website, offering important resources to the researcher of African American ancestry.  The portal, located at AmericanAncestors.org/AfricanAmerican, features a NEHGS webinar and study guide about African American genealogy, and […]

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Oral, written communication skills in high demand

| February 13, 2016
Oral, written communication skills in high demand

FORT WAYNE—Oral and written communication are the top employability skills sought by northeast Indiana’s two largest employment sectors, according to a February Labor Market Report issued by Northeast Indiana Works. The information on in-demand employability skills—also referred to as soft skills—is based on an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) analysis of online job ads […]

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Helping families find wholeness, holiness

| February 12, 2016
Helping families find wholeness, holiness

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers  Let me tell you about a remarkable woman named Cubby LaHood. She died of cancer a few weeks ago, at the young age of 59, near her home in suburban Washington, D.C. I read about her in the pages of the Catholic Standard in a story by Mark Zimmermann, the […]

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What  is the Father’s name? Search the scriptures

| February 12, 2016
What  is the Father’s name? Search the scriptures

By Bishop Joe Swanson Search the Scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life.  Yahweh knows  you do not know, what you do not know. “Search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life-and these are they Which testify of Me. But you will not come to me, that you […]

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Standing on sacred ground: Marking the Slocum Massacre, other massacres, lynchings

| February 12, 2016
Standing on sacred ground: Marking the Slocum Massacre, other massacres, lynchings

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Three unarmed black men encountered a group of white men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the white men opened fire on the black men. And for two days, white men simply slaughtered black people. Eight […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

| February 11, 2016
Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist We have been going through my archives. Some of my writings from the past still apply today. Some are more relevant today than they were back then (in the 1980s). The following is one of those articles that I’m compelled to republish. The emergence of Ronald Reagan […]

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Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Mich.

| February 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Mich.

By D. Kevin McNeir NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning on Sunday, Feb. 7 to visit Flint, Mich., at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Karen Weaver, following weeks of conversations between the two leaders about the health crisis that citizens, particularly children, continue to face […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 1

| February 11, 2016
Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 1

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist My early days of being an activist seem so simple now. A hot head reporter or radio personality would challenge my actions and I would simply shut him/her down with my quips and verbal jockeying. An IRS series of audits, police interrogations, being pulled over by the […]

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SCAN’s reach expands from 21 to 28 Indiana counties

| February 11, 2016
SCAN’s reach expands from 21 to 28 Indiana counties

Northern Indiana Prevention Services Team added FORT WAYNE—SCAN recently announced that as of Jan. 1, its services will expand, growing from 21 counties to 28 counties throughout the Department of Child Services regions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 11.  New counties served include Lake County, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton and Hancock counties. Additionally, SCAN’s presence […]

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A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

| February 11, 2016
A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist To the Campaign: I am writing as a concerned Sanders supporter. I am thrilled that the campaign has caught on as it has. Senator Sanders has raised many of the issues that need to be raised, which are generally ignored by the political establishment. He is correct […]

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