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Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

| August 26, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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An ‘eye on’ iron

An ‘eye on’ iron

| August 26, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron, is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. in the morning and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically […]

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Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

| August 25, 2015

By Doris Green (GIN)—It comes with deep sadness that the hands of another of Africa’s greatest treasurers are silenced. Senegal greatest drummer Doudou N’diaye Rose died at age 85. He was born in Dakar in 1930 and was named Mamadou of which the nickname is Doudou. In fact we had just celebrated his birth and […]

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Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

| August 25, 2015

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon By Paul Ricketts “The American school system is inexcusably treating the civil rights movement, essentially, as if it never happened, part of a collective, general amnesia about African-American history as a whole.” That is the assessment of Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of […]

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Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

| August 24, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Since school has began again, I thought it would be wonderful to bring someone to the forefront within the school system who’s there to help give students an understanding if they need it and to help them get through whatever they’re experiencing in their lives.  And, also to bring […]

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Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

| August 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The adult male seriously injured in a shooting that took place in the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue Aug. 15, has has been identified as 32 year old Javon L. Thomas. At last report, Thomas remained hospitalized in serious condition.

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Questa announces new board members, officers

Questa announces new board members, officers

| August 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Questa Education Foundation announces the following new board members and offices for 2015-16. Board officers include: Officers include: • Chair—John Steiner, vice president, Lake City Bank. • Vice Chair—Kerry Hubartt, editor The News Sentinel. • Treasurer—Judy Roy, executive vice president of finance and administration, Indiana Tech. • Secretary—James Koday, partner, Barrett McNagny. Members […]

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Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

| August 22, 2015

By Jessica R. Key Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis Recorder Whether in print, on television or on social media, people are beginning to use code words or phrases to describe African-Americans. “Urban” is now the politically-correct term for black people, neighborhoods or style of dress; “thug” is sometimes code for the N-word; and […]

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Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

| August 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s Reggie Burton, new to the profession of screenwriting for motion pictures, will soon get a chance to see his project on video. The 45 year old Burton said out of his love for movies, he decided to try writing a screenplay. He said he wanted to start small so he wrote a […]

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Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

| August 21, 2015

The Links Incorporated hosts Summer Soiree fundraiser for classical arts education scholarships FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is hosting a Summer Soiree, a signature fundraiser to support classical arts education scholarships for local students, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at the Embassy Theater, 125 West Jefferson […]

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