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U.S. Postal Service to issue new Kwanzaa stamp

U.S. Postal Service to issue new Kwanzaa stamp

| August 27, 2016

Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service WASHINGTON, D.C.—The first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Kwanzaa Forever stamp is scheduled to take place Oct. 1 in Charleston, South Carolina’s Marion Square at the MOJA Art Festival. With this vibrant new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. This annual non-religious holiday, which takes […]

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New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

| August 26, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless Back to school can be a scary time for parents of teen drivers. There are more cars on the road, more distractions and more chances for teens to sneak away where you maybe don’t want them to go. But, technology has the answer and it’s as simple as […]

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Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

| August 25, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless With the school season back in full swing attention shifts from finding something to keep children busy to making sure they stay on top of the homework, tests and after school practices. While this may seem, at times, like a daunting task, you can use these following free […]

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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| August 24, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally but, more often, were befriended by strangers who had more interested in […]

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Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

| August 24, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Friends of Bethany FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently gave a special send-off to two participants and junior volunteers. Angel Johnson, daughter of Phillip and Flora Johnson, will enter her second year at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Angel is in an accelerated program as she pursues a Biology Bachelor […]

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Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

| August 24, 2016

Dominique Williams, 23, of Fort Wayne and Ft. Myers, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1993, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Kathleen Graham Smith and Rosston Smith; father, Willie Williams; siblings, Donovan and Alexandria Smith; grandparents, Lena Collett and George Miller, Willie Jones Williams and Gloristeen Shaw; and […]

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This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

| August 23, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The headlines blared almost non-stop. “Rev. William Barber Rattles the Windows, Shakes the DNC Walls,” NBC News said. “The Rev. William Barber dropped the mic,” the Washington Post marveled. And, “Americans who’d never heard of Rev. William Barber II won’t be able to forget him after last […]

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Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

| August 23, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed,” said Trump. “Now it’s time for new leadership.” After the speech, Trump conducted another internal shakeup that installed […]

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