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How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

Courtesy of the American Heart Association More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have high blood pressure. If you’re African American, there’s a good chance that you, a relative or an African American friend has the disease, which is also known as HBP or hypertension. Not only is HBP more severe in blacks than whites, […]

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HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

Courtesy of the Human Rights campaign WASHINGTON—In light of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s This Week to tamp down a national outcry over his decision to sign viciously anti-LGBT S.B. 101 last week, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from HRC President Chad Griffin: “Governor Pence’s calls for a ‘clarification’ of […]

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Dead body found in bedroom closet

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
Dead body found in bedroom closet

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:08 p.m., March 28, Fort Wayne police officers responded to 216 W. Woodland Avenue to assist a Community Corrections officer who was at that location to conduct a home inspection. The Community Corrections officer said that, during his inspection of the residence, he detected a foul odor in the home and inquired […]

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Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspects captured in surveillance clips during recent attempts to break into parked cars. The suspects were seen here attempting to gain entry into several parked vehicles on the lot of the Dawson Creek YMCA at approximately 2:30 p.m., March […]

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Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars 2015 application available online

| March 30, 2015 | Reply
Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars 2015 application available online

FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation and the City of Fort Wayne Legacy Higher Education Scholarship Fund recently announced the commencement of the Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars program and the available application online through May 1. High school seniors and college freshman who are residents of Fort Wayne, and plan to attend an Allen County college […]

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Victim found shot dead on Fayette Drive

| March 27, 2015 | Reply
Victim found shot dead on Fayette Drive

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:19 p.m., March 25, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting at 1100 Fayette Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a red Dodge pickup truck in the parking lot of the apartment […]

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Man shot to death near in Holton area

| March 27, 2015 | Reply
Man shot to death near in Holton area

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:15 a.m., March 25, Fort Wayne police responded to a reported man down call in the 2900 block of Holton Avenue. Once on scene, officers discovered the unresponsive victim in the rear of 2949 Holton Ave., a vacant property. Medics and fire personnel pronounced the male dead on the scene. Detectives and […]

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Shooting occurs on Bowser just days after Oliver Street shooting

| March 27, 2015 | Reply
Shooting occurs on Bowser just days after Oliver Street shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:37 p.m., March 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of Bowser Avenue. According to reports, multiple people called police after hearing numerous gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, police officers located a male victim, later identified as 19 year old Charley Allen […]

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Blacks engage with local news more than whites

| March 27, 2015
Blacks engage with local news more than whites

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A growing body of research indicates that black people pay more attention to local news and digital media than other groups. The Pew Research Center revisited this trend with its study titled, “Local News in a Digital Age.” The research surveys residents of Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux […]

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#BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

| March 26, 2015

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; made all the more difficult by an experience, beginning in middle school and persisting to high school, that threatened to crush her dreams by […]

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