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SCENIC health facility shining beacon in Elkhart

SCENIC health facility shining beacon in Elkhart

| June 26, 2014

By Chasiti Falls When I was awarded a six-year Cuban medical scholarship I was told I only had one obligation. I agreed to and gave my word that once I graduated, I would give back to an underserved community. I can truly say I am doing just that working at an outstanding clinic in Elkhart, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

| June 25, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Artist the Rev. Milton Brunson sang a song that started off like this: “I am free. Praise the Lord, I’m free. No longer bound, No more chains holding me….” In the spirit of that song, I challenge you to shout from the rooftop, “I am free!” […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

| June 17, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever wondered what pure religion was? I mean, the type of religion that God really desires from His people? Does it involve a particular dress or communion on a particular Sunday? Does it involve one’s pious devotion to Holy Days and the eating of selective food? While […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Reconciliation

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Reconciliation

| June 4, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min. “But they hurt me….” A former pastor of mine often told me that “hurt people will hurt people.” Although the phrase is catchy, it is packed with great meaning. Let us for a few moments look at this phrase. In a society that lifts up individualism over […]

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‘White Like Me:’ Race, racism , white privilege in America

| April 6, 2014

Free community film screening, conversation on landmark film FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul is scheduled to present the film “White Like Me,” during a special viewing and discussion session, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the Pontiac Branch Library, 2115 S. Hanna St. “White Like Me,” based on the work of acclaimed […]

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Gun violence aimed at black males triggers concern

| March 12, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” […]

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Black, brown inmates herded into private prisons

| March 6, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to  a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal. “The overrepresentation […]

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Women’s History Month Special: Revisiting local sheroes

| March 5, 2014

  Editor’s note: History is a living, breathing entity. Eight years ago, then Frost Illustrated writer Robbin L. Melton profiled a number of local women who were making history then. At that time, their legacies was not complete—nor are they today, because each of these women are still with us, contributing today. And, while we […]

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Obituaries: March 5-March 11 Edition

| March 5, 2014

Halloween Byrd departed this earthly life on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 77. She was the second oldest child born to Arthur and Elizabeth Balfour on Aug. 27, 1936, in Chulahoma, just outside of Holly Springs, Miss. She accepted Christ at an early age and was […]

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Obama tries to add substance to male initiative

| March 4, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young black men. He spoke from the heart, recounting the pain of not having his father in the home and not always putting his best […]

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