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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014
Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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Rights group demands ends to U.S. support for Kenyan anti-terror group

| August 20, 2014
Rights group demands ends to U.S. support for Kenyan anti-terror group

(GIN)–A U.S. and U.K.-funded anti-terrorism unit has carried out a series of killings and “enforced disappearances” during its fight against militant Islamists in Kenya, says the NY-based Human Rights Watch. HRW said it also found evidence of arbitrary arrests and mistreatment of terrorism suspects in detention. “Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people […]

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Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

| August 20, 2014
Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

(GIN)–An Ebola isolation center was overrun by Liberians in the capital city Monrovia over the weekend, as fear and confusion lead some to accuse western countries of inventing a killer disease and then placing a clinic for infected people in the midst of a slum. The holding facility in the densely-populated West Point slum was […]

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EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

| August 20, 2014
EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

By LaGloria Houston Defender HOUSTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries that put nearby residents at heightened risk of cancer, asthma, and other upper respiratory diseases, witnesses testified at an EPA Houston-area public hearing on proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries. “Numerous […]

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Black women-owned businesses up 258 percent

| August 20, 2014
Black women-owned businesses up 258 percent

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so,  women entrepreneurs still face barriers to success. Today, 30 percent of all American businesses have a woman at the helm. African American women in particular are a […]

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Obituaries: August 20-26 Edition

| August 20, 2014
Obituaries: August 20-26 Edition

Daisy Ruth Alexander-Ivory, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Selma, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Alexander. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma. In the summer of 1973, she moved to Fort Wayne. She […]

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Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

| August 20, 2014
Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

By Ishmael Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American I understand. Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It was disheartening to watch as young children were ushered into stores through broken glass windows to grab free trinkets. […]

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Spotlight on Dominic Moore of Total Life Changes

| August 20, 2014
Spotlight on Dominic Moore of Total Life Changes

By Jeanie Summerville  Whatz up, babies? If I said it once, I’ll say it again, You are so beautiful to me. And, it pleased me so, to see so many of you in attendance at all the various social events that have transpired throughout the summer thus far. Whether it was at Metro Youth Sports […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 20-26

| August 20, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: August 20-26

Person sought for damaging surveillance camera at Urban League FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is in need of the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured in this surveillance photos. The person is being sought regarding an act of vandalism that occurred sometime between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., July 26 […]

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Class of ‘74 set for city-wide reunion

| August 20, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated from the Class ‘74 Reunion Community FORT WAYNE—It’s been 40 years since we were in high school. It’s time that we reunite and remember our high school days—Link’s, the McCulloch Center, the Westfield Y, Downtown McDonald’s after the games, house parties, Memorial Park on Sundays, The Reservoir, Weisser Park and the […]

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Migrant Children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

| August 19, 2014
Migrant Children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting the deportation of the unaccompanied children crossing our border […]

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