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Nigerian World Scrabble champions beat roadblaock to games in France

| August 30, 2016
Nigerian World Scrabble champions beat roadblaock to games in France

(GIN)—Shock, dismay, and disfavor are some of the high value words that could have earned Scrabble points or described the reaction by Nigeria’s top board game players upon learning that their visas for the World Scrabble games this week in France were being denied. Despite being a world-renowned player, Wellington Jighere of Delta State found […]

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Operation L.A.A.N.D (Legislating African Americans New Developments)

| August 30, 2016
Operation L.A.A.N.D (Legislating African Americans New Developments)

By Jeromyah Jones Special to Frost Illustrated Merely recognizing the achievements and contributions of a people after 400 years of being dehumanized, brutalized and racially victimized will never be enough to right the wrong that America systematically constructed for the lives of African Americans. This proposal requires one to take off his political shades and […]

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FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

| August 30, 2016
FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed and Mayor Tom Henry welcomed nine lateral officers to the Fort Wayne Police Department. The nine officers, seven males and two females will begin their abbreviated training at the Public Safety Academy. Eight of these officers come from departments within the State of Indiana. The other […]

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Mass protests against Mugabe called ‘biggest in a decade’

| August 30, 2016
Mass protests against Mugabe called ‘biggest in a decade’

(GIN)—It all started with a flag. Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire, posting on Twitter in a feed he called “ThisFlag,” was letting off steam about his children’s rising school fees. But, that “steam” ignited a wildfire now raging among Zimbabweans long hungry for leadership change. Exhausted by shortages, unpaid salaries, limits on democratic freedoms, sky-high unemployment […]

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U.S. Postal Service to issue new Kwanzaa stamp

| August 27, 2016
U.S. Postal Service to issue new Kwanzaa stamp

Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service WASHINGTON, D.C.—The first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Kwanzaa Forever stamp is scheduled to take place Oct. 1 in Charleston, South Carolina’s Marion Square at the MOJA Art Festival. With this vibrant new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. This annual non-religious holiday, which takes […]

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New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

| August 26, 2016
New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless Back to school can be a scary time for parents of teen drivers. There are more cars on the road, more distractions and more chances for teens to sneak away where you maybe don’t want them to go. But, technology has the answer and it’s as simple as […]

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Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

| August 25, 2016
Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless With the school season back in full swing attention shifts from finding something to keep children busy to making sure they stay on top of the homework, tests and after school practices. While this may seem, at times, like a daunting task, you can use these following free […]

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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016
Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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Fading minds need your time

| August 24, 2016
Fading minds need your time

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally but, more often, were befriended by strangers who had more interested in […]

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Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

| August 24, 2016
Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

Dominique Williams, 23, of Fort Wayne and Ft. Myers, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1993, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Kathleen Graham Smith and Rosston Smith; father, Willie Williams; siblings, Donovan and Alexandria Smith; grandparents, Lena Collett and George Miller, Willie Jones Williams and Gloristeen Shaw; and […]

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