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#BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

| March 26, 2015

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; made all the more difficult by an experience, beginning in middle school and persisting to high school, that threatened to crush her dreams by […]

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‘I know He watches me…’

| March 26, 2015
‘I know He watches me…’

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” written by Civilla D. Martin, has been performed by many artists. Some of the lyrics of the song go like this: Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and […]

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Change is never spare

| March 25, 2015
Change is never spare

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to a roller coaster seems appropriate; a frightening one at that. Life is full of twists and turns and inevitable ups and […]

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Stay tuned for more Barry Minniefield on the Voice

| March 25, 2015 | Reply
Stay tuned for more Barry Minniefield on the Voice

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RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Reply
RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

Courtesy of the Verizon Wireless News Center FORT WAYNE—RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm based in Seattle, released its Metro Fort Wayne RootScore® Report and, for the third time, Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance. Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact that […]

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Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

| March 25, 2015
Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the scratching that it caused. Sometimes the scratching was so intense […]

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Spotlight on seamstress, designer, upholsterer Marilyn Stephens

| March 25, 2015
Spotlight on seamstress, designer, upholsterer Marilyn Stephens

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope, you’re doing and feeling great because you deserve it. And, I don’t want you to ever forget that, in this thing called Life, any and everything you desire are possible. So you find it, hold onto it and follow your dreams. On that note, as we travel […]

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Police locate missing Alzheimer’s sufferer

| March 24, 2015 | Reply
Police locate missing Alzheimer’s sufferer

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:14 a.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department and members of the Indiana Search and Response Team located 71 year old Dewayne Trim and Alzheimer’s sufferer, who had been reported missing at 6:40 p.m., March 19. He was located in a wooded area near the location he went missing. Mr. Trim […]

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State Boulevard McDonald’s robber sought

| March 24, 2015 | Reply
State Boulevard McDonald’s robber sought

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives need the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect whose image was captured in surveillance photographs during a recent robbery. Michael Joyner At approximately 11 p.m., March 16, a black male subject entered the McDonald’s restaurant located at 3940 E. State Blvd., and committed an armed robbery. The suspect is described as […]

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Verizon survey reveals ‘15 Things You’ll Never Buy Again’

| March 24, 2015 | Reply
Verizon survey reveals ‘15 Things You’ll Never Buy Again’

Courtesy of Verizon Wireless FORT WAYNE—A phone hasn’t been just a “phone” for quite some time.  Now, a recent survey conducted by Verizon has put a spotlight on the added functionality Americans are getting from their smartphones and other smart devices, and which once commonplace, everyday necessities are being relinquished to the history book as a […]

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