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Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

| August 6, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film, “Get On Up,” tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, […]

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United Way of Allen County announces Preschool Pilot Program

| August 6, 2014

One of five Indiana counties chosen to help increase kindergarten readiness FORT WAYNE–United Way of Allen County announced that Allen County is one of the five Indiana counties chosen to participate in the Preschool Pilot Program created by the 2014 Indiana General Assembly. The program is scheduled to begin in 2015 and seeks to increase […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

| August 6, 2014

Truman Foster, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born Nov. 9, 1948, in Newbern, Ala., he was a son of the late Henry and Louise McQueen Foster. He attended school in Newbern. Truman moved to Mobile, Ala. where he made his home for many years and made many friends. He decided […]

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Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions

| August 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In a major move recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply the guidelines retroactively. Consequently,  more than 46,000 currently incarcerated drug offenders—73 percent of whom are black or Latino—will now be eligible for a reduction in their sentences. […]

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Disabled Americans seek more consumer protection

| August 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In a popular TV advertisement, ordinary citizens loudly declare to the world, “It’s my money, and I need it now!” It seems like a reasonable request. But this instant-gratification, through a process called structured settlement factoring, may not be in a person’s best interest. As part of commemorating the […]

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Born again. Really?

Born again. Really?

| August 3, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times From time to time, I rethink or feel a little déjà vu regarding the subject of “born again,” particularly my own. I am reminded at times about how that phrase gets associated with everything but its biblical intent. It is my opinion and […]

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

| August 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, […]

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CANI Head Start now enrolling for Fall 2014

| August 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) Head Start has openings available for fall 2014. CANI Head Start is a free, comprehensive early childhood development program; meeting high standard educational, health, nutritional, and social service needs of low-income children and families. CANI Head Start serves children ages three to five, and their families in Allen, […]

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It Is Well With My Soul invites you to observe National Minority Donor Awareness Month

It Is Well With My Soul invites you to observe National Minority Donor Awareness Month

| August 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE–August is Minority Donor Awareness Month. Did you know that one organ, eye, and tissue donor has the potential to save or enhance the lives of over 50 people? Did you know that the majority of more than 118,000 people on the transplant waiting list are minorities? It is Well With My Soul F.U.N. […]

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Back-to-school dental care scheduled for Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| July 31, 2014

Familia Dental to provide the required exams FORT WAYNE—Familia Dental will be providing preventative dental care to the young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne on Aug. 7. The exam and cleaning will fulfill the “proof of dental exam” required by Fort Wayne Community Schools. The clinic will be held for […]

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