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Increased local enforcement against impaired driving

| August 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership–Fort Wayne, Allen Co. New Haven Police Departments] has a very direct message for motorists:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Officers recently announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired. “Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately arrested and taken to jail,” […]

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Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross

| August 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease […]

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Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

| August 27, 2014
Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on blacks, especially young black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles) and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these […]

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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

| August 27, 2014
Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death–all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter–should convince any thinking person […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014
U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

| August 27, 2014
Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

Inona Frances Hannah-Page was born in Ozan, Ark., on June 3, 1945. She departed this life at the age of 69 to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2014.  She came to Fort Wayne Indiana shortly after graduating from Grant High School in 1963. Inona retired from Zollner Piston/Karl Schmidt Unisia after 34 years and […]

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‘Endangered’ by Jean Love Cush

| August 27, 2014

‘Endangered’ by Jean Love Cush c.2014, Amistad, $24.99/$31.00 Canada, 261 pages By Terri Schlichenmeyer of The Bookworm Sez LLC Editor’s note: Author Jean Love Cush is a former Fort Wayne resident. Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins […]

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Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

| August 27, 2014
Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? I hope, that all is still well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get […]

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Metro Jamboree celebration of 40 years of greatness

| August 27, 2014
Metro Jamboree celebration of 40 years of greatness

Metro Youth Sports’ coaches, staff, and parents would like to thank the people and organizations who provided contributions and services in the Celebration of 40 years of Greatness serving the youth here in the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Listed below are organizations that participated: The African American Health Care Alliance; Chi Eta […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

| August 27, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The African American or “Black Church” often uses metaphors and expressions to illicit the emotional responses of believers. Many times, these phrases have little or no meaning outside of the black church. Some of the phrases seem a little strange when we actually take the time to dissect and examine […]

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