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Find out why ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is the most daring one yet

Find out why ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is the most daring one yet

| April 4, 2015

By Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic

Walking into a theater to see the latest “Fast & Furious” episode is like saying hello to an old, well-oiled friend. Great and familiar cast, excellent script, superb production values and the direction is tight as a drum. Can’t say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it’s easily the most daring. Fasten your seat belts and test the airbags. This one accelerates real fast.

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What ya carrying?

What ya carrying?

| April 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart When someone asks you the question, “What are you carrying?” what comes to mind? As a woman of childbearing age, my mind thinks of pregnancy. Carrying a child (so I’ve heard) is no joke and although can be cute, can also have complications. Just like pregnancy can wear women down […]

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‘Come join our gang’

‘Come join our gang’

| April 1, 2015

Community groups make appeal to end violence, offer alternatives and support to young people FORT WAYNE—There’s a powerful new gang combing the streets of Fort Wayne. But, unlike the classic definition of a gang, this organization is not out to cause mayhem but to stop it. This past Friday, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of […]

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‘I know He watches me…’

‘I know He watches me…’

| March 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” written by Civilla D. Martin, has been performed by many artists. Some of the lyrics of the song go like this: Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and […]

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Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Want to hear the blues? Listen to Bobby “Blue” Bland. Challenge Sylvester “Billy” Bland to a game of eight-ball on the pool table and there’s a good chance you’ll be singing the blues after losing. Bland—Sylvester, that is—is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the city’s top pocket billiard (read “pool”) players when […]

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Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Biggs Property Management is looking for a nighttime part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard, 530 Home Ave., an apartment community targeted to those aged 18 to 25 who are aging out of the foster-care program, homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. Responsibilities include providing social activities, advisory services, positive engagement, personal growth […]

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Watch Barry Minniefield “Feelin’ Alright” on The Voice

Watch Barry Minniefield “Feelin’ Alright” on The Voice

| March 19, 2015

Barry Minniefield faces off with Jack Gregori on Joe Cocker’s classic “Feelin’ Alright” on The Voice, March 16.

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Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community

Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community

| March 18, 2015

Story & Photos by Denise Jordan—The Colorism event allowed me to put to rest some of the angst I had been dealing with and it opened the door for others to do the same.

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Watch President Obama’s speech at Selma

Watch President Obama’s speech at Selma

| March 17, 2015

President Obama honors the civil rights activists who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago. Click here to read the text of the speech.

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Photos: Union Baptist Church’s Selma viewing

Photos: Union Baptist Church’s Selma viewing

| March 17, 2015

Click here to read about UBC youth events, including the Selma showing.

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