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Fuel for school daze

| May 4, 2016
Fuel for school daze

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Daze—Confused, befuddled, overcome, stunned, stupefy, dumb. School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. They will be acting up, hyperactive, impulsive, irritable, distracted and antisocial. They will have difficulty with concentration, memory and many other anti-learning characteristics. In other words, they will be in a […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016
Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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Civil disobedience planned worldwide against fossil fuels

Civil disobedience planned worldwide against fossil fuels

(GIN)—The highly-touted Paris Climate talks last year were supposed to produce an agreement among the world’s nations to “keep the oil in the soil” and reduce global greenhouse emissions, thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change. Scientists warn that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the threshold will be passed beyond which global […]

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Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

| May 3, 2016
Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

(GIN)—Those ringing words–‘Deal Me In!”—that thrilled fans of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the U.S.  could be sending a similar message of hope and change to voters here in Ghana. Although Africa has done better promoting women to the presidency, few Ghanaians were expecting to see the wife of former President Jerry Rawlings toss her […]

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Press group calls hate speech ‘dangerous trend’

Press group calls hate speech ‘dangerous trend’

(GIN)—Journalism must take a lead in countering hate-speech and propaganda. That’s the message of the Ethical Journalism Network, a press freedom watchdog on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. Adopted in 1993 by the UN General Assembly on the recommendation of UNESCO at their general conference, Press Freedom Day on May 3 serves as […]

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Action on year-old housing audit could have saved Kenyan lives

Action on year-old housing audit could have saved Kenyan lives

(GIN)—A poorly-constructed Nairobi building collapsed to the ground after days of heavy rain, taking 21 lives with 135 others rescued from the rubble. About 69 residents are still unaccounted for in the April 29 disaster. City officials now say the building had no occupancy permit although a neighbor, Jacob Kiruma, noted that the 6-story building […]

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Women enjoy colorful coloring event

| May 3, 2016
Women enjoy colorful coloring event

FORT WAYNE—Twenty women enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship, food, and adult coloring book activities at the Colorful Women Adult Coloring Book Workshop and Art Exhibit on Saturday, April 23 at the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum. Prizes were donated by United Arts & Education, Sam’s Club, and Open Book Publicity. The Colorful Women […]

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Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

| May 2, 2016
Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

By Rex Bell Having operated a construction and home building business for 42 years, I’ve seen and tried a few things that worked and a few things that didn’t work, and tried to abandon or make adjustments to the things that didn’t, and tweak the things that did. A few years ago, some ne’er-do-well cut […]

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Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

| May 2, 2016
Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Renowned teacher, community activist and historian Hana Stith received Tapestry’s prestigious Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award on April 29 at the Memorial Coliseum Convention Center during the 2016 “Tapestry: A Day for You”  hosted by IPFW and cosponsored by IPFW and Parkview Health. The award was named […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016
Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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