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Obituaries: May 10-16, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: May 10-16, 2017 Edition

| May 10, 2017

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Two critical after street racing, road rage incident

Two critical after street racing, road rage incident

| May 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:45 p.m., April 25, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Maplecrest Road and Parrot Road. Officers arrived on scene and determined a passenger car and motorcycle were involved in the crash.  The male/adult driver of the motorcycle and female/adult passenger […]

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Man killed by accidental firearm discharge

Man killed by accidental firearm discharge

| May 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:50 a.m., April 25, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 4033 Robinwood Drive on the reported shooting. Once on scene officers observed an adult male in the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 65-yar-old Frank Lax, was transported from the scene to a […]

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Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

| May 4, 2017

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and […]

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We have more in common with Russia than you think

We have more in common with Russia than you think

| May 4, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last month I wrote a column titled, “Russia Is Winning the War for American Minds.” In that piece, I discussed how Russia had unleashed a psychological operations program in the U.S. to destabilize our government and our various institutions; they have been phenomenally successful with their operation. As I […]

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Man arrested after alleged child abduction

Man arrested after alleged child abduction

| May 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:50 a.m., April 23,the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Portage Boulevard the site of Wildwood Place Apartments, in reference to a disturbance involving a suspect armed with a firearm.  Officers arrived on scene and determined a woman who lives in the apartment complex has a […]

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Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

| May 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany Inc.’s  Executive Director Juanita Tolbert extends an invitation to the Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 13 at the Grace United Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Phenie St., Fort Wayne, where Guy Willis is pastor. The Luncheon and Fashion Show titled, “Being God’s Women from Head to Toe,” […]

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NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

| May 4, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

| May 4, 2017

By Wade Henderson In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Even more […]

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