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Remembering Bobby Moore

Remembering Bobby Moore

| September 22, 2016

We started to write a news story about the tragic death of Bobby Moore. Truth is, like everyone who has died—including those taken by senseless street violence like Bobby was—it is more than a news story. We could recount the the story of when and how he died but not here. This isn’t the news […]

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The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

| September 22, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing me, a black Republican, over an event that I created. […]

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City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

| September 21, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Chilean Andrés Montenegro, filmmaker of animated movies, associate professor of computer animation at IPFW, is always a painter. “I started painting very, very early as a child, at 10. I was so motivated with oil painting that I asked my dad to buy me a kit. […]

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Obituaries: September 21-27, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: September 21-27, 2016 Edition

| September 21, 2016

Timothy Lee Carter, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Jesse Dunning, 60, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.

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Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

| September 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) On Saturday, Sept. 10, I had the pleasure of being one of the featured speakers for the inaugural Liberty Farm Festival hosted by my good friend Martha Boneta. It was the last gathering of the who’s who of Virginia politics before this year’s presidential election. Donald Trump’s vice presidential […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

| September 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—An arrest has been been made in a quadruple homicide that occurred in a Summit City home early this week. Fort Wayne police officials report that on Sept. 11, they arrested 20-year-old Marcus Dansby on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in an incident that occurred in the early hours […]

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Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

| September 15, 2016

Wanted for killing man sitting in car with shooter’s ex girlfriend HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Christopher Figgs, 28, of Fort Wayne was located arrested today by the US Marshals Service’s Task Force in Huntsville Alabama without incident. Figgs had been charged with murder in the July 6 shooting death of 28-year-old Edward Kiel, who was shot while he […]

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Three killed in shooting at Sports and Spirits Bar

Three killed in shooting at Sports and Spirits Bar

| September 15, 2016

Bar closed in wake of latest violent incident there FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:20 a.m., Sept. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Sports and Spirits Bar located at 1723 E Wayne Str. in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located three male victims […]

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