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A tale of two local cities

| July 29, 2015
A tale of two local cities

I consider myself to be an analytical, balanced and honest thinking person. I mention this to give perceptive as I look at Fort Wayne in totality. The exit of some businesses from the south side of Fort Wayne leaves no room for debate or discussion. Ponderosa closed on South Anthony; Ponderosa closed on Coldwater Road. […]

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Questa Education Foundation announces 2015 Questa Scholar graduates

| July 29, 2015
Questa Education Foundation announces 2015 Questa Scholar graduates

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation is proud to announce that this year from Allen County there were a total of 45 individuals who have graduated in 2015 from colleges and Universities across the state of Indiana. 27 of those graduating were traditional students who went on to college from high school while […]

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Trumping the Donald on immigration

| July 29, 2015
Trumping the Donald on immigration

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was—for the few moments that I could take it—quite fascinating. What quickly became clear was that Trump will not let the facts get in the way of his opinion. Actually, he will dispense with the actual facts and create his own. […]

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Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

| July 29, 2015
Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The strategy: Keep Black America ‘dumb’ and defenseless. By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership […]

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Release low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

| July 29, 2015
Release low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced to 20 years for having cocaine in her possession and intending to distribute it. Jerome Wayne Johnson grew marijuana plants and was charged with intending to […]

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Activist’s supporters say Janice Green’s conviction politically motivated—#JusticeOrElse

| July 29, 2015
Activist’s supporters say Janice Green’s conviction politically motivated—#JusticeOrElse

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The state of Alabama sentenced a black community organizer to 30 years in prison for attempted murder of a state police officer serving her a search warrant. She was also sentenced to 6.5 years for handling the 7mm magnum rifle used during the […]

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Out of sight—sulfites

| July 29, 2015
Out of sight—sulfites

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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Obituaries: July 29-Aug. 4 Edition

| July 29, 2015
Obituaries: July 29-Aug. 4 Edition

 

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How to keep our black boys alive

| July 28, 2015
How to keep our black boys alive

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the black community: just about every black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police, and all live daily with […]

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Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

| July 28, 2015
Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

By Stephanie C. Woodson, Voices of Unity Youth Choir Alumna The great Duke Ellington said: “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Music is perhaps the perfect medium to communicate a message that would otherwise be misunderstood, or incorrectly conveyed, had it been simply stated with just words. Adding a […]

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