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Who’s the man? Is LeBron James the real MVP?

| June 1, 2015
Who’s the man? Is LeBron James the real MVP?

By Perry Green and Stephen Riley Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper It is hard to argue with the 2015 MVP Award selection of Golden State’s Stephen Curry. An incredible regular season backed by a stellar postseason performance has officially landed Curry into the household name category. His Warriors team is only one […]

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Man found shot dead in middle of Oliver Street

| June 1, 2015 | Reply
Man found shot dead in middle of Oliver Street

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:05 p.m., May 25, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Oliver Street in reference to a shooting.  Citizens called 911 and reported they heard several gunshots and a male subject was lying in the middle of the street. Officers arrived on scene and located a […]

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Two injured in head-on collision on Lower Huntington Road

| June 1, 2015 | Reply
Two injured in head-on collision on Lower Huntington Road

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:15 a.m., May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a two vehicle accident with injury in the 2700 block of Lower Huntington Road. On arrival, they observed two vehicles, a pickup truck and a full sized van that had been towing a trailer in the […]

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Shooting victim found dead on Bowser Avenue

| June 1, 2015 | Reply
Shooting victim found dead on Bowser Avenue

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:50 p.m., May 23, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Bowser Avenue in reference to a report of a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and located a male adult victim inside a residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim […]

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Got ‘the Bug’

| June 1, 2015
Got ‘the Bug’

By Victoria Duke Now that spring has arrived, do you find yourself turning your head every time a motorcycle passes you on the road?  If so, you have “the bug.”  But, you probably have more than 10 excuses why you have not taken the plunge to adopt the hobby. For example, you probably came up with […]

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Young black victims of violence in ‘no snitching’ culture

| June 1, 2015
Young black victims of violence in ‘no snitching’ culture

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As it is often said, there is an unwritten rule that ties all parents together and no parent wishes to experience. That unwritten rule is: “Parents are not supposed to bury their children!” Whenever a parent has to bury their own child, […]

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Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds

| June 1, 2015
Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for legislation […]

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‘Credit invisible’ blacks, Latinos

| June 1, 2015
‘Credit invisible’ blacks, Latinos

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist When it comes to consumer finance, traditional lenders usually review credit scores before reaching a decision. In general, the higher a consumer’s credit score is, the lower the cost of credit they will pay. Conversely, the lower one’s credit score, the higher the cost of credit and interest will likely […]

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Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

| June 1, 2015
Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. is scheduled to host the Fifth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Festival, Aug. 22 in McMillen Park. Organizers say the mission of Ayers Communications Inc.  is to create opportunities to motivate and empower youth to achieve academic excellence, character building and critical thinking skills, which allow every person to take advantage of more […]

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Meet Amy Dirig-Hartman, glass collector

| June 1, 2015 | Reply
Meet Amy Dirig-Hartman, glass collector

By Brenda Robinson On the north side of Fort Wayne there sets an ordinary house, on an ordinary lawn and of ordinary size. Within this home lives an ordinary couple. However, there are items within this home that could never be described as ordinary, because tucked away in antique cabinets and displayed in every room […]

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