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A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

| February 11, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist To the Campaign: I am writing as a concerned Sanders supporter. I am thrilled that the campaign has caught on as it has. Senator Sanders has raised many of the issues that need to be raised, which are generally ignored by the political establishment. He is correct […]

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‘Status Quo No Mo’

‘Status Quo No Mo’

| February 11, 2016

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make […]

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Black love, unity: The new normal

Black love, unity: The new normal

| February 10, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times If ever there was a time we needed to turn back the hands of time and return to a place where there was a strong sense of Black Love and Black Unity—that time is now. I remember growing up and listening […]

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Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

| February 10, 2016

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The Rev. Dr. Cornell William Brooks, of the NAACP spoke at a Mass meeting held in Flint, Mich. He said: “We are here seeking justice for children that have been poisoned in their own communities. “We are here to disentangle one of the most profound environmental social justice challenges of our time.” […]

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Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

| February 10, 2016

Bettye J. Moore, 65, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1950. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Jeffery (Angie) Moore  and Christopher (Melissa) Moore  of Fort Wayne; daughter, Callene (Leotis) Warren and Nawannda Moore of Fort Wayne; step brother, Eddie (Martha Jean) Carlisle; sister-in-law,  Paulene Carlisle, both of Gary, Ind. Service […]

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F.O.H. Basketball Club, Renaissance Y, others collecting water for Flint

F.O.H. Basketball Club, Renaissance Y, others collecting water for Flint

| February 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The F.O.H. Nation Basketball Club and Renaissance Pointe YMCA, along with other community partners are collecting bottled water for the citizens of Flint, Mich. They invite the community to help by dropping of bottled water donations at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. For more information, call (260) 447-4567.

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Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

| February 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith Street, is scheduled to sponsor its 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition on Feb. 27 at the church. The public is invited to participate in this prize-winning, multi-generational competition consisting of a round robin and speed round, with a Jeopardy-style question and answer format. The competition is team based, […]

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All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

| February 9, 2016

By Melanie L. Campbell NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist At the time of this writing, in just over a week, Iowa, which has a 3.4 percent black population and New Hampshire, which is less than two percent black, will hold their presidential caucus and primary. From there, the primary battles move to states with larger […]

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While we throw water on Satan’s fire

While we throw water on Satan’s fire

| February 9, 2016

By The Door Keeper Jackie Wall Approved by Bishop Joe Swanson Praise Yahshua. Hello once again from all here at our Father’s House of Yahweh in Fort Wayne, Ind. We pray this finds you all in good health, prosperity, and the desire to find and know the truth.  I venture to say that upwards of […]

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Commissioners presents first County Civil Service Awards

Commissioners presents first County Civil Service Awards

| February 8, 2016

Employees in Purchasing & Health Departments are initial recipients FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Board of Commissioners recently handed out the first of its County Civil Service Awards to two employees for their dedication to the county and its constituents. Mary Stone, senior buyer in the County Purchasing Department, and Mark Heber, assistant director in the […]

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