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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017
Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

| March 25, 2017
FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

Law enforcement agencies take action against deceptive auto dealers By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, African American and Latino consumers—more often than other racial or ethnic groups—are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices. In recent days, two law enforcement agencies have acted to […]

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Peas and carrot or oil and water

| March 24, 2017
Peas and carrot or oil and water

By Rex Bell Forrest Gump liked to say that he and Jenny Curran went together like peas and carrots. While a couple of my Grandchildren might argue about how well peas and carrots go together, or even how well they stand alone, I do appreciate Forrest’s sentiments. Jenny didn’t always seem to share his views, […]

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What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

| March 23, 2017
What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

Don’t be fooled by talk of leaks A Frost Illustrated Commentary Believe us. We have plenty of other things about which we need to comment: jobs, economics, black on black violence, the spiritual slide of the community… Seems like we have no choice but to ask some of the questions others seem to be avoiding. […]

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

| March 23, 2017
Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

What you should know about the latest Republican attacks on education By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, largely […]

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President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

| March 23, 2017
President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

By U.S. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. While President Trump has yet to submit his first budget to Congress, we are already learning what will likely be in it. The President has proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, which would be offset […]

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‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

| March 23, 2017
‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Joni Sledge, the second eldest sister in the hit pop group Sister Sledge, died of a preexisting medical condition, according to TMZ. Sledge passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, March 11. She was 60 years old. On March 14, the gossip website reported that […]

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Pastor Sleet to celebrate 12th pastoral anniversary

| March 23, 2017
Pastor Sleet to celebrate 12th pastoral anniversary

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to celebrate the 12 year pastoral anniversary  of Pastor Frederick Alexander Sleet at 9 a.m., March 26. For more information, call the church at (260) 456-8395.

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Man threatens suicide behind barricade

| March 23, 2017
Man threatens suicide behind barricade

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:27 a.m., March 18, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department  responded to a residence located in the 6800 block of Raintree Road in reference to a subject that had posted messages on social media threatening suicide. Officers on the scene attempted to make contact with the subject by telephone and knocking […]

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The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

| March 22, 2017
The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

A Frost Illustrated Commentary Are we missing something or are some of the folks who questioned FBI Director James B. Comey about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama’s administration losing it? Or, has the U.S. electorate chosen representatives who are, at best, myopic, at worst, totally incompetent? Case […]

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