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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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Back-to-school dental care scheduled for Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| July 31, 2014

Familia Dental to provide the required exams FORT WAYNE—Familia Dental will be providing preventative dental care to the young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne on Aug. 7. The exam and cleaning will fulfill the “proof of dental exam” required by Fort Wayne Community Schools. The clinic will be held for […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: What part do you play?

| July 31, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks: What part do you play?

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Can’t we all just get along?” This is the famous quote by Rodney King that is often used when someone desires to see unity amongst a group of people. The phrase is meant to draw people together rather than to incite anger and frustration in others. Peace and harmony exist […]

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Downtown development not limited to real estate

| July 30, 2014
Downtown development not limited to real estate

FORT WAYNE—For The Rescue Mission, Fort Wayne’s downtown development is about more than real estate and economic development. “While The Rescue Mission applauds and affirms the economic development and revitalization efforts in downtown Fort Wayne, we also feel the need to address human development and revitalization,” said the Rev. Donovan Coley, CEO and senior pastor […]

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A  victory for affirmative action

| July 30, 2014
A  victory for affirmative action

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news in recent weeks about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:  A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University […]

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UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

| July 30, 2014
UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation, the UNCF and its president,  Michael Lomax, took incoming fire from the AFSME union, which discontinued its funding […]

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Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

| July 30, 2014
Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get […]

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Crime and Safety Report: July 30-August 1 Edition

| July 30, 2014

Three Rivers Festival arrests, citations among lowest in 20 years FORT WAYNE—Despite recording some of the largest attendance in recent years, arrests and charges at this year’s Three Rivers Festival were among some of the lowest ever. According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, there were only four arrests or citations issued associated with the […]

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Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

| July 30, 2014
Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

George Collins III, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Born in New Orleans,  he was a son of the late George and Dorothy (Mikell) Collins. Surviving are: his wife, Rhonda Collins of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janel (Wilbert Monroe) Adams, L’Nee’ (Ken) Collins-Jones and La’Toyya (JaMarcus) Johnson; son, George (Brandee Middlebrook) Collins IV; eight […]

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Small businesses owners: Raising minimum wage makes good business sense

| July 29, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three stages, according to a new survey. The poll, sponsored by the American Sustainable Business Council, an advocacy group that represents more  than 200,000 businesses and Business […]

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The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

| July 29, 2014
The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

By Brenda Robinson Prior to his death in 2009, Oral Roberts, an American Pentecostal televangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, stirred up controversy with his alleged receipt of millions of dollars from a contributor’s gambling payout. A Fort Wayne minister made a clever statement about the alleged contribution. The minister said, “Sometimes the Lord […]

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