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Jerusalem to host revival, crusade

| September 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church 1151 Francis St. is scheduled to host a Revival & Evangelistic Crusade at 7 p.m., nightly from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The theme for the crusade is “A New Beginning,” taken from 43:18-19. The scheduled guest preacher is Dr. Johnny L. Walker of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Chicago. For […]

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

| September 22, 2014
NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL–which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long–has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking […]

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Racism is not a card game

| September 22, 2014
Racism is not a card game

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes to making an accurate or rational evaluation of the socioeconomic and political plight of […]

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U.S. millions committed for Ebola, but ‘paltry’ 25 beds yet to arrive

| September 18, 2014
U.S. millions committed for Ebola, but ‘paltry’ 25 beds yet to arrive

(GIN)–Between $100- and $180 million have been committed to the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa–an amount considered way too little and reaching the needy way too slowly. A 25 bed unit pledged by the Pentagon for Liberia, noted the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), would treat only health care workers, not […]

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Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

| September 17, 2014
Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

Courtney J. “CB” Barbee, 53 of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Gwen Martin-Barbee; mother, Betty Barbee; children, Brittney (Giovonni) Bailey, Tanesha (Tim) Gray, Jalyce and Richard Martin; brothers, Vincent Tinker, Tracy (Anitta) Barbee and Anthony Brooks; eight grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. […]

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Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

| September 17, 2014
Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the past, I have been extremely critical of so-called black Republicans, as well as so-called black conservatives–and that’s not going to change. Too often they feel the need to check their blackness at the door under the perverted guise of currying favor with whites within the party. These are […]

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Water down your high blood pressure

| September 17, 2014
Water down your high blood pressure

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

| September 17, 2014
Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

Is ‘Over the River and through the Woods’ really the thing? By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Last week, I attended the matinee performance of “Over the River and through the Woods” at the Auer Performance Center, a rather cozy place. Yet, I overheard an elderly woman say that she liked the performances across Main Street at […]

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More bodies pulled from sea after migrant boat rammed

| September 17, 2014
More bodies pulled from sea after migrant boat rammed

(GIN)–About 500 refugees are feared dead after their vessel was rammed by traffickers in icy Mediterranean waters, according to two Palestinians who survived the ordeal. The boat had been carrying Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese, including women and children, according to reports, and had departed from Egypt early this month. It was the second sinking […]

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre to celebrate 80th anniversary

| September 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to kick off its 80th Anniversary Season in October with a presentation of the new stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”—accompanied by a special Family Reunion/Birthday party after a Saturday morning performance. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a […]

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