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Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

| February 19, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. welcomes applicants for the annual Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarships for College. These monetary scholarships are available to local students of African-American Heritage—male or female—who are pursuing or continuing their education beyond high school. An application form with the […]

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Retired teachers offer scholarships

Retired teachers offer scholarships

| February 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Scholarship Committee of the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation recently announced plans to offer an opportunity for upcoming juniors or seniors enrolled in an Education Program at any of Indiana’s universities and colleges to apply for a $2,000 scholarship for the 2015 school year. Ten scholarships will be awarded around the state to students […]

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Obituaries: February 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: February 18-24 Edition

| February 18, 2015

Eddie Dowdell died peacefully at the age of 75 on Monday, Febr. 2, 2015 at home. He was born on Aug. 26, 1939 in Marion, Ala., and was the son of Henry and Sina Dowdell. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1944. Eddie was a 1958 graduate of Central High School, an Army Veteran serving 1960-62 […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Are you an Eagle acting like a chicken?

THE RELIGION CORNER: Are you an Eagle acting like a chicken?

| February 14, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer This summer, while attending my sorority conference in Dallas, our luncheon speaker shared this exhilarating message; it caused my table guests to ponder with thoughts of ourselves. We discussed whether or not we had been doing what we were sent to earth to do. […]

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Again, let it go—please

Again, let it go—please

| February 12, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am trying again to internalize that today is the day the Lord has made. Don’t complicate it. The more complicated the world seems, the simpler it is to understand God’s Word. I’m reminded every day and sometimes get caught up in the […]

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Obituaries: February 11-17 Edition

Obituaries: February 11-17 Edition

| February 11, 2015

Billie Lovern Coles, daughter of the late Kathleen Nora Warren and Morris Warren, and was born November 17, 1941 in Columbia, Missouri.  She went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Billie accepted Christ at an early age.  After graduating from Douglas High School in Columbia, Mo., she moved to Fort Wayne, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 11-17

Crime and Safety Report: February 11-17

| February 11, 2015

Simultaneous drug raids net multiple arrests| FORT WAYNE—On Feb. 3 members of the emergency Services Team along with the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives served search warrants of 814 Lake Avenue #3 and 3025 Plaza Drive in reference to an ongoing investigation into […]

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American death camps

American death camps

| February 11, 2015

Inmates are dying inside U.S. prisons and virtually no one is held accountable By Richard B. Muhammad and Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)–Darryl Rainey, 50, had one month remaining on his two-year sentence for cocaine possession without the intent to sell. He was also battling mental illness and served […]

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black life matters, from protest to organized resistance

black life matters, from protest to organized resistance

| February 11, 2015

By Omowalé-Kétu Oladuwa   preface february 21st is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of brother malcolm, who loved us more than we loved ourselves. this verse, then, and the accompanying quotes were drafted in this anniversary light. long live brother malcolm, and all those inspired to action by his thought.   1… The making of an […]

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Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

| February 10, 2015

A woman gets raped every two minutes in the U.S. According to the U.S. Justice Department, nearly one of every five black women–19 percent–are raped each year. Many experts suspect those figures severely understate the problem. For example, research by the Black Women’s Blueprint Inc., a New York City-based civil and human rights organization of […]

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