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‘Going Home’

‘Going Home’

| August 29, 2015

By Melissa Rinehart Special to Frost Illustrated Death is not an easy subject to discuss.  This is why metaphors like “Starting to pack my suitcase,” “Putting on my traveling shoes,” or “Going home” resonate so well within the African American community.  Some of you may even stop reading this story at this point.  However, I […]

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Greater Living Epistle Church House of Yahweh of Fort Wayne extends olive branch

Greater Living Epistle Church House of Yahweh of Fort Wayne extends olive branch

| August 28, 2015

By Jackie Wall Door Keeper  Greater Living Epistle Assembly HOUSE OF YAHWEH By authority and approval of Bishop Joe L. Swanson It is my prayer that this finds you, your family, and you assembly in good health and prosperity. We here at the House of Yahweh, where he has chosen to establish his house for […]

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J.D. Power network quality study ranks Verizon highest in U.S.

J.D. Power network quality study ranks Verizon highest in U.S.

| August 27, 2015

Customer study measures performance in call, messaging, data quality INDIANAPOLIS—For the second consecutive time, Verizon ranks the highest across all six regions among U.S. wireless providers, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study℠, Volume 2. Verizon’s network performance was higher than the industry average in all three quality categories: calling, messaging […]

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Trump favors constructing police state

Trump favors constructing police state

| August 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state. Of course, Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the GOP presidency-seekers who are following, sheep-like, in his […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

| August 26, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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An ‘eye on’ iron

An ‘eye on’ iron

| August 26, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron, is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. in the morning and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically […]

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Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

| August 25, 2015

By Doris Green (GIN)—It comes with deep sadness that the hands of another of Africa’s greatest treasurers are silenced. Senegal greatest drummer Doudou N’diaye Rose died at age 85. He was born in Dakar in 1930 and was named Mamadou of which the nickname is Doudou. In fact we had just celebrated his birth and […]

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Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

| August 25, 2015

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon By Paul Ricketts “The American school system is inexcusably treating the civil rights movement, essentially, as if it never happened, part of a collective, general amnesia about African-American history as a whole.” That is the assessment of Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of […]

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Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

| August 24, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Since school has began again, I thought it would be wonderful to bring someone to the forefront within the school system who’s there to help give students an understanding if they need it and to help them get through whatever they’re experiencing in their lives.  And, also to bring […]

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Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

| August 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The adult male seriously injured in a shooting that took place in the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue Aug. 15, has has been identified as 32 year old Javon L. Thomas. At last report, Thomas remained hospitalized in serious condition.

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