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Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

| July 26, 2016
Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

By Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League) “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, […]

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Film review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

| July 26, 2016
Film review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) The big debate shouldn’t be if this is the best Star Trek film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether “Star Trek Beyond” is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” On most levels, the answer is, “yes.” J.J. Abrams […]

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This year’s Three Rivers Festival arrest among lowest on record

| July 26, 2016
This year’s Three Rivers Festival arrest among lowest on record

FORT WAYNE—This year’s Three Rivers Festival  resulted in a total of five of arrests during the entire event—among the lowest numbers ever recorded for the event. This year’s arrest included: • Two for possession of controlled substances; • Two for trespassing, and • On on a warrant. Since it began in 1994, the Three Rivers […]

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Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

| July 26, 2016
Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:23 A.M., July 23, officers with the Fort Wayne Police department received a call for service regarding an unresponsive adult male, not breathing, in a blue Dodge pickup truck in the 800 block of Walnut St. The man was located in the cab area of the pickup truck laying across the seats. […]

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Man arrested after traffic stop, warrant search on home

| July 26, 2016
Man arrested after traffic stop, warrant search on home

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 8 a.m., July 21,the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant for narcotics in the 600 block of Third Street.  The target of the warrant, 39-year-old Marlon Cole, was taken into custody in a traffic stop, after he left the […]

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Man killed in motorcycle crash

| July 26, 2016
Man killed in motorcycle crash

FORT WAYNE—Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a motorcycle accident in the intersection of Hessen Cassel and Homedale Drive at approximately 5:15 p.m. , July 18. Once on scene they found an unresponsive man down in the intersection. He was pronounced dead by fire and medic personnel upon their […]

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Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

| July 24, 2016
Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

By Jim Wallis Courtesy of Sojourners If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not. Such a man would be denounced by Christians […]

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Hillary Clinton up close

| July 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton up close

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close and personal, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to get […]

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Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

| July 23, 2016
Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

By Hill Harper (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.” That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions […]

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Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

| July 22, 2016
Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I work in a small accounting office of 16 people. We sit in cubicles very close to one another and we have more men than women. This is important to share as I explain my situation: I have a problem with one of my co-workers. She’s […]

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