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Somebody to lean on

Somebody to lean on

| August 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “We all need somebody to lean on!” Do you remember these words from Bill Withers who wrote the song “Lean on me?” My husband and I just spent some time in a cabin with two other couples. We were excited about the opportunity to get away from our everyday routine. […]

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Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

| August 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville For your sports entertainment, we inform you that since Metro Youth Sports players and cheerleaders have already received a medical physical provided by the African American Health Care Alliance and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, they are up and running.  And, their games started this past Saturday, Aug. 22 at both […]

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FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

| August 25, 2015

Chief Eric Lahey spearheads effort to recruit from all segments of city FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for a few good men, and women—and men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey said he is firmly devoted to building a more diverse department but not […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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GOP’s raging intra-party war

GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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Power

Power

| August 13, 2015

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’’’—Billy Graham Forward Thinkers, Curtis Jackson “aka” 50 Cent, the executive producer of the hit TV show “Power” and one of the world’s most recognized […]

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Southern Baptist Church determined to rise from ashes of riots

Southern Baptist Church determined to rise from ashes of riots

| August 11, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The Mary Harvin Senior Housing and Transformation Center of Southern Baptist Church was destroyed in a fire, April 30, amidst the chaos of the citywide rioting. The MHTC was a $16M development project envisioned and sponsored by Southern Baptist Church.This project, eight years in the making, was […]

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Lucky no more, blessed always

Lucky no more, blessed always

| August 11, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly I have to say I’ve been feeling pretty lucky lately and, not necessarily from a financial, physical or even an emotional point of view. When I look at my life from a worldly perspective now, it can sometimes still appear stacked against me. Life […]

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United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The United Negro College Fund Fort Wayne Leadership Council is scheduled to hold its 2015 Annual Scholarship Program Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at Indiana Tech Law School, 1600 Washington Blvd. The scholarship program reception will recognize and celebrate this year’s UNCF Fort Wayne Scholarship recipients. The Fort Wayne Scholarship […]

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