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 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

| May 22, 2015
 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) is scheduled to host its State 2nd Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The scheduled guest speaker is Indiana Senator Lonnie M. Randolph, District 2. Randolph was first elected to the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in 1994. After the […]

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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015
How can you tell when a politician is lying?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Closing the chapter on Vietnam

| May 22, 2015
Closing the chapter on Vietnam

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015
Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

| May 22, 2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

Part 2 of 2 By Yvonne Coleman Bach Louisville Defender Editor Editor’s note: Last week, we presented an article giving an overview of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the personal story of article author Yvonne Coleman Bach and her husband Stephen. This week, we present part two of the article which focuses on Willie […]

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I almost gave up!

| May 20, 2015
I almost gave up!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The people of God have lost hope. We have allowed the cares of this world and of this life to weigh us down. Instead of looking our problems in the face and telling them how big our God is, we often allow our problems to overtake us. Sadly, we allow […]

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Obituaries: May 20-26 Edition

| May 20, 2015
Obituaries: May 20-26 Edition

 

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Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

| May 19, 2015
Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. currently is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship awards. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Alan McGee and family. Ayers Communications plans to award three $500 scholarships to students during the Fifth Annual Amnesty Festival, scheduled for Aug. 22 at McMillen Park. Applications are available at ayerscommunicationsinc.weebly.com at the […]

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Burundi leader, stifling attempted coup, cracks down on media

Burundi leader, stifling attempted coup, cracks down on media

(GIN)–Burundi’s President Pierre Nkuruziza, who narrowly avoided his removal from office by a citizen-backed military coup, has turned against the media that closely reported the day to day protests. Nkuruziza was out of the country in Tanzania at a meeting of East African leaders when he learned that hundreds of Burundians were cheering his overthrow […]

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Ghanaian celebrities join call to end painful power outages

Ghanaian celebrities join call to end painful power outages

(GIN)–Throngs of Ghanaians thronged the capital Accra this past week but the celebrities in their midst were not the main attraction. Thousands of citizens, movie stars, civil servant, academics and others took to the streets to protest the government’s failure to end a three-year long electric power crisis. The energy crisis has crippled business at […]

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