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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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Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

| July 26, 2014
Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

By Herb Boyd Special to NNPA NEW YORK—The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning, July 19. “They […]

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Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

| July 25, 2014
Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

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Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

| July 25, 2014
Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

FORT WAYNE—One of the region’s most dedicated and outspoken warriors for peace and justice crossed over recently. DAVID “DAVE” LAMBERT, 79, died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Dave loved his wife, his two children, Bill and Mary, the outdoors, good jazz, and a good joke. A graduate of […]

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Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

| July 25, 2014
Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

(GIN)—Nairobi-based author Okwiri Oduor was the highly-acclaimed winner of this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African writing. The much-awaited selection was announced last week in Oxford, England. The award carries a prize of 10,000 British pounds (about $17,000) for the 25-year-old Kenyan who was among the top five writers shortlisted for the prize. Oduor’s story—“My […]

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Metro set to kick off football season

| July 25, 2014
Metro set to kick off football season

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports is scheduled to celebrate “40 Years of Greatness,” kicking off the football season on Aug. 1. All children from seven  through 12 years of age may sign up at the sites listed below, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program fee is $80 for each child who participates. Team                                Location                                Head Coach Bengals/Volunteers        Bunche Elementary School        Charles Jackson Cardinals                        Towles […]

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True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

| July 25, 2014
True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

FORT WAYNE—True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 715 East Wallace St., is scheduled to host their Annual Garage Sale 9 a.m. until all items are gone, Aug 2 at the church. Garage sale items includes:  Babies, children, women and men clothings, electronics, housewares, furniture, shoes and toys. Also, the church will also offer catfish dinners and […]

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Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

| July 25, 2014
Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

FORT WAYNE—The 2014 Harambee Fest is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 2 in Weisser Park. Founded nearly two decades ago by the late Chief Elder Johanna Ice-Gold, the Harambee Festival is designed to bring African and African Americans together to share culture and history. The annual festival takes it’s […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014
Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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Niger jails protesters asking to see French mining contract details

| July 25, 2014
Niger jails protesters asking to see French mining contract details

(GIN)—Niger activists planning peaceful demonstrations during a recent visit of French President Francois Hollande found themselves in custody after police raided homes including that of Ali Idrissa, national coordinator of the Publish What You Pay coalition. The protestors were demanding to see the terms of a new uranium extraction contract between Niger and the French […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014
NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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