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It Is Well With My Soul to host voting forum

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Election Day is fast approaching, Tuesday, November 4. What do we know about who votes in Fort Wayne? Who are our eligible voters, registered voters, actually voting by race/ethnicity in Fort Wayne? What is the history of redistricting and resulting demographics? What are some of the interesting historical election outcomes (i.e. close counts)? Why […]

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Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans, Indians in America

| September 23, 2014

By Sandip Roy Special to the NNPA via New America Media It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the store owner, Andy Patel, […]

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America’s criminal justice problem

| September 23, 2014
America’s criminal justice problem

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable– or not “loitering,” or riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or spitting on the street, or walking through parks after dark, or–my particular […]

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HealthVisions to offer free flu shots

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—HealthVisions of Fort Wayne in partnership with The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne Inc., Walgreens, and the Prevention Clinic-2 is scheduled to present  a Free Flu Shots program, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 25 at Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bower Ave. No one will be turned away. For more information or to register […]

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AARP to hold monthly meeting Oct. 2

| September 23, 2014
AARP to hold monthly meeting Oct. 2

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Fred Taube, a volunteer counselor from SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is scheduled to answer Medicare questions and […]

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Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

| September 23, 2014
Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

By Jeanie Summerville What.s up, babies? Isn’t GOD awesome? Of course HE is! This week’s spotlight is a little different, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better. Reason being, so all of you can feel the love, the compassion, the hope and the beauty of forgiveness from […]

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St. John schedules Women Day event

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to host a Women Day service starting with 9 a.m. Sunday School and continuing at 10:15 Sunday morning service, Sept. 28. The scheduled guest speaker is Mrs. Mary. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call St. John Missionary Baptist Church […]

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Restoration Center to celebrate Founder’s Day

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Restoration Center Church, 5522 McClellan St., is scheduled to celebrate Founder’s Day 2014 honor Pastor Michael and Anita Payton, with two special days. The theme for the celebration is “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” At 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, Pastor Elijah Harris of Oakridge Temple is the scheduled guest presenter for the […]

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Community Foundation distributes $1,194,786 in grants this quarter

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,194,786 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: ● AIDS Task Force ($35,000)—Care coordination, education, and outreach programs; ● Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society ($20,000)—K-12 student group tour visitation program; ● ARCH ($10,000)—Protection and preservation of historic places […]

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Sending military equipment to police questioned

| September 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Washington lawmakers recently grilled officials from the Defense Department (DOD), Homeland Security and the Department of Justice over programs that sent equipment and money to state and local law enforcement agencies. Experts say those resources ultimately contributed to the militarization of police departments nationwide. The stunning images […]

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