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Heritage Park hopes to ‘awaken’ Alzheimer’s patients with music

| January 31, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients at Heritage Park once unable to communicate verbally are now smiling, singing and clapping. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, while listening to their favorite music while in bed, these residents pat their legs or bob their heads to the familiar rhythms coming through their headsets. They […]

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CBC members visit Ferguson, Mo.

| January 31, 2015
CBC members visit Ferguson, Mo.

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist “Where do I start? How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second, third, and fourth. The names Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Rice–and countless more. Too many more. […]

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Only a great man such as Dr. Martin Luther King…

| January 31, 2015
Only a great man such as Dr. Martin Luther King…

Tony Young speech given at Continuing the Journey Youth Empowerment Seminar We’re here today to honor a great man and his legacy. So much style, elegance and grace came from this man. Sharp in wit and intelligence across the board. This man led our ancestors and all people to a stage of tolerance across America. […]

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MLK Jr. Club thanks community for successful 30th Unity Day Celebration

| January 30, 2015
MLK Jr. Club thanks community for successful 30th Unity Day Celebration

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. The Fort Wayne MLK Jr. Club Inc. would like to thank the community for their attendance and participation in our 30th Anniversary celebration. Each year, we build on successes that first, honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and second that promote, support and foster collaboration with the Fort Wayne community. This […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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Join Black History Month discussions at old Rialto Theater

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—In honor of February being Black History Month, the Fort Wayne #MeetupMonday group is joining The Reclamation Project (the old Rialto Twheater), 2614 S Calhoun St., for a series of discussions about race, culture, and broader social justice issues, each Monday at 6 p.m. Scheduled topics for discussion include: Monday Feb 2: “Black History Month […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

| January 28, 2015
Movie Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic In a now infamously leaked email, Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper called comedian Kevin Hart a “whore” because he wanted him to use his huge social media following to promote “Think Like A Man Too,” and Hart wouldn’t do it without being paid more money. Kevin politely responded in […]

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Renowned Heritage Award Winner from Ghana joins the elders

| January 28, 2015
Renowned Heritage Award Winner from Ghana joins the elders

(GIN)–Yacub Addy, drummer, composer and choreographer from the Addy family of drummers, singers and dancers in Avenor, Accra, Ghana, has joined the elders, it was just announced. He was 83. Addy lived in Latham, upstate New York, and received numerous awards including the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, America’s highest […]

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Leaders clamp down as elections near in 10 countries

| January 28, 2015
Leaders clamp down as elections near in 10 countries

(GIN)–It’s election time in nearly a dozen African countries and the wish of some leaders to fiddle with the constitution and have a forbidden third term in office is sending tremors through the fragile states involved. Ten elections are coming up this year–among them Nigeria, Burundi, Togo, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of […]

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Africa to get counterterrorism assist from U.S. Green Berets

| January 28, 2015
Africa to get counterterrorism assist from U.S. Green Berets

(GIN)—U.S. Army Special Forces, America’s highly-trained operatives in unconventional warfare, direct action, reconnaissance and counterterrorism, are preparing for one of their biggest exercises of the year in Africa. Under the name “Flintlock 2015,” the exercise is a multinational training of troops in several West African countries including Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia.  It kicks off […]

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