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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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‘Status Quo No Mo’

| February 11, 2016
‘Status Quo No Mo’

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make […]

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Black love, unity: The new normal

| February 10, 2016
Black love, unity: The new normal

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times If ever there was a time we needed to turn back the hands of time and return to a place where there was a strong sense of Black Love and Black Unity—that time is now. I remember growing up and listening […]

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Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

| February 10, 2016
Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The Rev. Dr. Cornell William Brooks, of the NAACP spoke at a Mass meeting held in Flint, Mich. He said: “We are here seeking justice for children that have been poisoned in their own communities. “We are here to disentangle one of the most profound environmental social justice challenges of our time.” […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

| February 10, 2016
Be more vocal about asthma

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal cords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

| February 10, 2016
Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

Bettye J. Moore, 65, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1950. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Jeffery (Angie) Moore  and Christopher (Melissa) Moore  of Fort Wayne; daughter, Callene (Leotis) Warren and Nawannda Moore of Fort Wayne; step brother, Eddie (Martha Jean) Carlisle; sister-in-law,  Paulene Carlisle, both of Gary, Ind. Service […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church

| February 9, 2016
Spotlight on Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? In last week’s edition of Frost Illustrated, you learned that Pastor Anthony Payton was honored by the MLK Club as being Clergy of the Year and he was very humbled and excited by it.  So at this time, as promised, we bring to you Pastor Anthony Payton so […]

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