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The loud silence of rape survivors

The loud silence of rape survivors

| March 11, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–An online survey of sexual assault survivors conducted as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others: From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a […]

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Obituaries: March 11-17 Edition

Obituaries: March 11-17 Edition

| March 11, 2015

Orlando Evans (Peterman) Lanier, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. He was born Feb. 27, 1975. Memorial service was Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Joshua’s Temple, 4202 Hessen Cassel Road. Theme of memorial: “I’m still standing.” Patricia Linda Martinez, 56, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Born March 17, 1958, she […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEW ANALYSIS SELMA, Ala. (NNPA)–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in Las […]

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Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

| March 10, 2015

President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Ala. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you, President Obama! THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you know I love you back.  (Applause.) It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes.  And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine that […]

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Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

| March 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently announced that Juanita Tolbert has been chosen as the organization’s new executive director. Tolbert has been a volunteer at the organization for the past five years and has served in several capacities including mentor, home-school coordinator and youth director. Tolbert is a retired teacher/administrator and holds an Early Childhood Education […]

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Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

| March 9, 2015

Those of us who could read between the lines (including MOST of the few of us still aligned with Republicans from the days it was the “liberal” party) knew that Brother Powell was having misgivings about a good number of folks who claimed to be his political friends and allies. We could even see it […]

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Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon: University President Severs Ties With Frat, ‘Couldn’t Sleep’ After Racist Video – ABC News

Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon: University President Severs Ties With Frat, ‘Couldn’t Sleep’ After Racist Video – ABC News

| March 9, 2015

Is it really 2015? “Racism is alive at the University of Oklahoma”—no, it wasn’t “traditional” black leaders or even masses of protestors in the street saying. No, it was a white university president telling another hard truth in the U.S. Kudos to Oklahoma University President David Boren for swift action which included ordering the university […]

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Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

| March 9, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Bill McGill joined with Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead the local commemoration march on March 8, marking the 50 year anniversary of the tragic “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala. On March 7, 1965 a multiracial group of nonviolent civil rights protesters, seeking voting rights for African […]

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‘Let Her Sing’ women empowerment event holds crowdfunding campaign to expand to eight U.S. cities

‘Let Her Sing’ women empowerment event holds crowdfunding campaign to expand to eight U.S. cities

| March 9, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Let Her Sing, a renowned Fort Wayne-based women empowerment event, is holding a crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign to take the program across eight cities in the U.S., with the powerful slogan, “Clear the noise, walk in power” symbolizing their aim. Let Her Sing is a movement of freedom and empowerment for women. Through support, knowledge and […]

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The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

| March 9, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

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