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Get lost

| May 28, 2015
Get lost

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times There are several universal principles in life that nobody can refute. The opposite of hot is cold. If you know good, you have to acknowledge evil. For every up, there is a down. As a matter of fact, the reality of opposites lets […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015
How to direct a prejudice through language

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Spotlight on graduate Billy C. West Jr. for making his dream a reality

| May 28, 2015
Spotlight on graduate Billy C. West Jr. for making his dream a reality

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s a wonderful day to be alive and share in the beauty of happiness that can fill one’s soul with joy and excitement as we continue to travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases me to bring […]

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Tom Brady deserves to be punished

| May 28, 2015
Tom Brady deserves to be punished

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist I woke up recently to another bomb of sports news dropped on the NFL: “Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Tom Brady, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The New England Patriots will lose a first round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and […]

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Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

| May 27, 2015
Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

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Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

| May 26, 2015
Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its stalwart civil rights champions earlier this month with the passing of a former Urban League executive. Cheryl Lavon Richard-Townsend, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born, Jan. 12, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Richard-Townsend was a retired consultant for Achieve Global International based out of […]

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Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

| May 26, 2015
Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:05 p.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the 500 block of W. Essex Drive on the report of a domestic disturbance with a male armed with a firearm. Once on scene, officers learned that the male had threaten to kill himself as a result of a recent breakup with his […]

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Eldridge speaks to ‘Little People’ about starting your own business

| May 26, 2015
Eldridge speaks to ‘Little People’ about starting your own business

By Roxanne Charlton Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr. visits Christ Church of Faith’s “Little People’s Church” class to speak on his achievements and the joys and challenges of starting your own business. The “Little People’s Church” is under the leadership of Bishop Clarence and Pastor Margie Eldridge, Moderator Garfield […]

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Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

| May 26, 2015
Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 p.m., May 16, Fort Wayne police responded to the 7200 block of Knightswood Drive in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. On scene, officers found the victim down in the street suffering an apparent head injury. He was transported to a local hospital where he […]

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Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

| May 26, 2015
Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s office are presently investigating three deaths that have occurred in less than 24-hours as a result of suspected heroin overdose. The deaths have all occurred in the northwest central area of the city. The potency of the heroin being sold on the streets is such […]

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