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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

| May 5, 2016

Obama, Out: The commander-in-chief proves once again he’s best to ever do it By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

| May 3, 2016

(GIN)—Those ringing words–‘Deal Me In!”—that thrilled fans of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the U.S.  could be sending a similar message of hope and change to voters here in Ghana. Although Africa has done better promoting women to the presidency, few Ghanaians were expecting to see the wife of former President Jerry Rawlings toss her […]

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Women enjoy colorful coloring event

Women enjoy colorful coloring event

| May 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Twenty women enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship, food, and adult coloring book activities at the Colorful Women Adult Coloring Book Workshop and Art Exhibit on Saturday, April 23 at the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum. Prizes were donated by United Arts & Education, Sam’s Club, and Open Book Publicity. The Colorful Women […]

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Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

| May 2, 2016

By Rex Bell Having operated a construction and home building business for 42 years, I’ve seen and tried a few things that worked and a few things that didn’t work, and tried to abandon or make adjustments to the things that didn’t, and tweak the things that did. A few years ago, some ne’er-do-well cut […]

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Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

| May 2, 2016

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Renowned teacher, community activist and historian Hana Stith received Tapestry’s prestigious Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award on April 29 at the Memorial Coliseum Convention Center during the 2016 “Tapestry: A Day for You”  hosted by IPFW and cosponsored by IPFW and Parkview Health. The award was named […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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Spiritually Speaking: In the world’s prison, you are free

Spiritually Speaking: In the world’s prison, you are free

| May 1, 2016

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I remember awhile back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that still resonates with me to this day. The gist of it was that a good portion of the Bible was written from a jail cell. I’m pretty sure his overall […]

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Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

| April 30, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) On April 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to the NNPA News Wire about the historic tribute to Tubman. One of the most important heroes in American history, Tubman […]

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Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was discovered by a friend down in the victim’s home on Lillie Street. At approximately 1:10 p.m., April 25, emergency officials were called to a home in the 3600 block of Lillie Street where they found 33 year old Ileea Davis, […]

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