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Scholarships available for descendants of Central High School grads

| January 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association Inc. recently announced that it is accepting scholarship application from descendants of graduates of Fort Wayne Central High School (1922-1971). The following scholarships are available: ●  $500 educational scholarships for students’ first or second year of college within the U.S. ● One $1,000 scholarship to a […]

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Peace will come with meeting food needs

| January 8, 2015

If we are going to spend billions every year on healthcare and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country. I do not think […]

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Take message of black on black crime to streets

| January 8, 2015

By George Cook Special to Frost illustrated It’s time to stop preaching to the choir when it comes to black on black crime. My wife I had the privilege to attend a Dec. 29, 2014 prayer service for black men gunned down by police. There were many clergy and some elected officials from Roselle, Elizabeth, […]

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Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

| January 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne—and the nation—lost one of its preeminent civil right figures recently with the passage of a local stalwart fighter for freedom and human rights. Thomas “Tom” D. Brown, 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. after a long illness. Brown, who resided in Fort Wayne for more than 50 […]

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America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

| January 8, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 18 months of secret talks, is one of the smartest decisions he’s made as president. Obama announced recently that the U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years, symbolizing the end […]

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Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

| January 8, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million black Americans across the U.S. […]

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character

The content of Steve Scalise’s character

| January 7, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us–just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for. Louisiana […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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VA invites veterans, families, public to Fort Wayne ‘Town Hall’

| January 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has scheduled “Town Hall” for Veterans, families and the public FOR 4 p.m., Jan. 12, in the auditorium of the Fort Wayne VA Campus, 2121 Lake Ave. The Town Hall meeting is design to give people an opportunity  to speak with key leaders of VA Northern Indiana Health […]

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Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

| January 6, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could […]

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