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Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

| July 6, 2015
Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

By Kelly-Ann Brown Howard University News Service Special to the NNPA WASHINGTON–Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several state legislators are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates and from state-issued property. Maryland is one of four states working to remove the emblem from their specialty plates, […]

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Nine shot after holiday party melee

| July 5, 2015
Nine shot after holiday party melee

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:11 a.m., July 5, Fort Wayne Police responded to the 1400 block of McCulloch Street on a report of a disturbance. While on the way, police received reports of gunshots being fired and multiple people struck. Police arrived and located a total of six victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One female […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 4, 2015
Preventing student ‘summer slide’

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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Another black school closure: When will it end?

| July 4, 2015
Another black school closure: When will it end?

HISD terminates Hope Academy charter school contract By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times This past Thursday, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees voted to terminate the charter school contract for Hope Academy–an external charter school that has contracted annually with HISD to provide educational services […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 3, 2015
Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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One child abuse, neglect case is one too many

| July 2, 2015
One child abuse, neglect case is one too many

By Mary Beth Bonaventure At the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS), we believe that any instance of child abuse or neglect is one case too many. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking to read statistics showing child abuse and neglect cases rising across the United States. Unfortunately, Indiana is not immune from such trends. Here […]

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Control

| July 2, 2015
Control

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Do you like to have control over everything? Do you lose peace when situations are out of your hands? If so, this article is for you. I know of many people who struggle with control issues. These are the people who seem to so easily “lose their religion” every time […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

| July 1, 2015
Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

Courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—On behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter, we celebrate and send heartfelt appreciation to the community for your financial support in helping us bless four college-bound students with our Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Because […]

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Spotlight on Michelle Chambers

| July 1, 2015
Spotlight on Michelle Chambers

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Have we got a treat for you! Not only does this week’s spotlight have not just one business but two, she is also making history here in Fort Wayne. She is seeking to be the first African American woman elected to City Council and the first African American elected to City […]

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Obituaries: July 1-7 Edition

| July 1, 2015
Obituaries: July 1-7 Edition

   

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