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What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

| March 23, 2017
What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

Don’t be fooled by talk of leaks A Frost Illustrated Commentary Believe us. We have plenty of other things about which we need to comment: jobs, economics, black on black violence, the spiritual slide of the community… Seems like we have no choice but to ask some of the questions others seem to be avoiding. […]

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

| March 23, 2017
Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

What you should know about the latest Republican attacks on education By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, largely […]

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President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

| March 23, 2017
President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

By U.S. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. While President Trump has yet to submit his first budget to Congress, we are already learning what will likely be in it. The President has proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, which would be offset […]

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‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

| March 23, 2017
‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Joni Sledge, the second eldest sister in the hit pop group Sister Sledge, died of a preexisting medical condition, according to TMZ. Sledge passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, March 11. She was 60 years old. On March 14, the gossip website reported that […]

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Pastor Sleet to celebrate 12th pastoral anniversary

| March 23, 2017
Pastor Sleet to celebrate 12th pastoral anniversary

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to celebrate the 12 year pastoral anniversary  of Pastor Frederick Alexander Sleet at 9 a.m., March 26. For more information, call the church at (260) 456-8395.

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Man threatens suicide behind barricade

| March 23, 2017
Man threatens suicide behind barricade

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:27 a.m., March 18, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department  responded to a residence located in the 6800 block of Raintree Road in reference to a subject that had posted messages on social media threatening suicide. Officers on the scene attempted to make contact with the subject by telephone and knocking […]

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The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

| March 22, 2017
The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

A Frost Illustrated Commentary Are we missing something or are some of the folks who questioned FBI Director James B. Comey about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama’s administration losing it? Or, has the U.S. electorate chosen representatives who are, at best, myopic, at worst, totally incompetent? Case […]

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Adopting a puppy? Track your new pet with helpful tech

| March 22, 2017
Adopting a puppy? Track your new pet with helpful tech

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless On National Puppy Day—March 23—puppy lovers across the country will celebrate. There’s no better way to keep track of that new pet and their daily activities than with some tech. The Nest Cam Security Camera is the perfect device for new puppy owners – allowing you to keep your eye on […]

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Two shot in Lafayette Street alley

| March 22, 2017
Two shot in Lafayette Street alley

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:10p.m., March 13, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the rear alley of the 2500 block of S. Lafayette Street. Officers arrived and located an adult male in the alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, who was determined to be in critical condition. While […]

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South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking white-owned land

| March 22, 2017
South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking white-owned land

(GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the Apartheid era. In his State of the Nation address, President Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality. He called on parliament to change […]

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