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Video: Eric Hackley interviews James Redmond

Video: Eric Hackley interviews James Redmond

| March 12, 2014

James Redmond expresses frustration with Fort Wayne, Indiana Black Pastors not showing forthright, non-apologetic Black Community leadership…

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Two arrested in meth lab bust

| March 10, 2014

  FORT WAYNE—On March 5, officers of the FWPD Methamphetamine Suppression Team conducted a raid at a trailer at 5719 Steele Blvd., after a four-month long investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The investigation was initiated by a tip on the Drug Hotline.  Detectives located several one-pot meth labs located inside a trailer located at […]

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A legacy of trailblazing and activist women in Fort Wayne

| March 8, 2014

  Editor’s note: Five years ago, local literacy advocate, champion of history, community activist and renowned storyteller Chief Condra Ridley graciously took time out of her busy schedule to prepare these biographies of just a few notable women in Fort Wayne’s history. Ridley said she wanted to express her thanks to the Fort Wayne African/African-American […]

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Fort Wayne Community Development Public Meeting Set for March 19

| March 7, 2014

The City of Fort Wayne Housing & Neighborhood Services department is inviting the public to learn about the department’s 2013 accomplishments in spending Federal housing and block grant dollars. The Annual Performance Evaluation meeting is set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. Interested citizens […]

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Mayor Henry announces projects for record year of over $20 million in infrastructure enhancements

| March 7, 2014

From the City of Fort Wayne FORT WAYNE—Residents will see a record amount of neighborhood infrastructure enhancements in the City of Fort Wayne as part of the 2014 construction season. On March 6, Mayor Tom Henry formally announced the list of projects that will result in an investment of over $20 million. Mayor Henry visited […]

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An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

| March 6, 2014

Files released by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese show decades of systematic secrecy and protection of pedophile priests.

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Crime & Safety: March 5 Edition

| March 5, 2014

Two apprehended, two injured after vehicle pursuit FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:09, Feb. 20, an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department attempted a traffic stop on an orange Chevrolet Avalanche at the intersection of S. Hanna St. and E. Lewis St. The Avalanche failed to stop, but instead led police on a pursuit that went down […]

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‘Believe and Receive!’

| March 4, 2014

  By Rev. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div. D.Min, ABD “Believe and receive!” We’ve all heard preachers say this. Perhaps, we have even said this. God is indeed able to do anything and that includes healing; however, God is not a magician. Neither is God a genie in a bottle that can be rubbed to make random […]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

| March 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.

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Lupita Nyong’o wins best supporting actress Oscar

Lupita Nyong’o wins best supporting actress Oscar

| March 2, 2014

The Cinderella story is complete: Actress Lupita Nyong’o has won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for her first movie role, in “12 Years a Slave.”

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