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Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

| October 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Tolbert, the the matriarch of the famed Tolbert musical, was a renowned education leader in the Summit City and tireless advocate for youth in the community, engaged in a wide variety of community projects, including Friends of […]

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Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

| October 20, 2017

ALC panel encourages high school students to pursue STEM careers By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual […]

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Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

| October 20, 2017

Grandmother of late James Hardy, mother of Frost Illustrated writer Jeanie Summerville, matriarch of Norfleet standouts passes away FORT WAYNE—Emma L. (Wristpus) Summerville was born Nov. 19, 1931 in Caledonia, Mississippi.  She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Jennie (Williams) Wristpus. She departed this earthly life on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

| October 19, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal […]

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Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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We need a values revolution in America

We need a values revolution in America

| October 17, 2017

Reclaiming our moral values, critiquing the so-called values voters summit By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your officials […]

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ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

| October 17, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. […]

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Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:01 a.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton Street. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and […]

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