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Obituaries: May 25-May 31, 2016 Edition

| May 25, 2016
Obituaries: May 25-May 31, 2016 Edition

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Garlic: The breath of life

| May 25, 2016
Garlic: The breath of life

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people through the centuries. It was used by the Babylonians since the year 3000 B.C. The Egyptians used it to feed their slaves to keep them healthy while they built great pyramids. The Vikings filled their ships […]

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Kids and Teens Highlight Corner: Young men find their ‘Passport to Manhood’ at Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| May 24, 2016
Kids and Teens Highlight Corner: Young men find their ‘Passport to Manhood’ at Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club and Frost Youth Page Editor Jeanie Summerville Being a man takes time, commented one of the young Passport to Manhood participants at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.  If you’ve been around the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, you’ve probably heard about the positive […]

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Nina’

| May 24, 2016
FILM REVIEW: ‘Nina’

Score: 0 percent    By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) If you haven’t picked up a copy of “I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone,” now is a good time to read it and let Simone reflect on her life, with her own enlightening words. If you haven’t seen […]

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From power talking to power doing

| May 24, 2016
From power talking to power doing

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Veteran radio talk show host Carl Nelson, will present his third Power Talk event on June 17 through June 19, 2016 at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The event has featured the likes of Tony Browder, Ashra Kwesi, the late Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Pastor Willie Wilson, […]

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ASK ALMA: My wife let me after 38 years; now I want to DNA test my kids

| May 24, 2016
ASK ALMA: My wife let me after 38 years; now I want to DNA test my kids

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, My wife and I divorced after 38 years of marriage. I still don’t understand why. I want to work it out, but she does not. I had intended on spending the rest of my life with her and now that won’t happen. We had our up […]

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Riot police using ‘excessive force’ to break up opposition protests

Riot police using ‘excessive force’ to break up opposition protests

(GIN)—Demonstrators in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakamega and Kisumu in western Kenya seeking a new slate of election commissioners were met with an excessive use of violent force by uniformed officers that stunned many Kenyans over its brutality. Smaller groups of protesters were tear-gassed earlier on Monday, according to a report in the Voice of America. Authorities […]

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Ghana still target of lethal e-waste dumping

Ghana still target of lethal e-waste dumping

(GIN)—Digital dumping ground. World’s largest e-waste dump. Whatever you call it, Agbogbloshie, Ghana, is among the top ten “worst polluted” places on earth where tons of discarded electronics, refrigerators, microwaves and televisions—also known as e-waste—end up decomposing in a massive scrap heap there. “Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic—these are the four most toxic substances [in the […]

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Credit union robbed on W. Jefferson

| May 18, 2016
Credit union robbed on W. Jefferson

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:15 a.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the Partners 1st Credit Union located at 6210 W. Jefferson Boulevard on the holdup alarm. While still responding to the scene it was confirmed that there was an actual robbery. A female employee reported that she had just arrived and was entering the bank […]

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Don’t rush it, to flush it!

| May 18, 2016
Don’t rush it, to flush it!

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. A few years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Don’t Rush With The Flush.” In that article, I was concerned about the amount of bacteria that is released into the atmosphere after flushing, contaminating all surfaces in the bathroom. This release of germ-laden air also contaminates the lower part of […]

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