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Visiting Nurse presents A Toast to Life, Sept. 18

Visiting Nurse presents A Toast to Life, Sept. 18

| August 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse is delighted to announce its eight annual “A Toast to Life: Specialty Beer and Food Pairing Dinner” is scheduled to be held  4p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 18 at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. in downtown Fort Wayne. Attendees at this exclusive event will enjoy a six-course meal crafted by Club […]

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NAACP to host its 71st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Aug. 20

NAACP to host its 71st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Aug. 20

| August 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Branch 3049 of Fort Wayne and Allen County is scheduled to host its 71st Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, Aug. 20, 2016, at Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive.  Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m. The annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet […]

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Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

| August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the American Federation of Teachers, civil and human rights organizations, faith leaders and community groups came together to issue a letter to the FBI condemning its Don’t Be a Puppet program. In an attempt to educate students and their families about violent extremism, this program does the opposite; it promotes bigotry and hatred, […]

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Verizon invites Hoosier students to submit best problem-solving app ideas

Verizon invites Hoosier students to submit best problem-solving app ideas

| August 11, 2016

Fifth Annual Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge opens for new submissions INDIANAPOLIS—The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life, is now accepting new app ideas nationwide for the 2016-17 annual competition. The fifth annual challenge invites students […]

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Will Anything Really Change After the Deaths of Sterling, Gerald and Long?

Will Anything Really Change After the Deaths of Sterling, Gerald and Long?

| August 11, 2016

By Candace J. Semien (The Drum, NNPA Member) Leaving the city of Baker, Louisiana, I turned left onto the interstate faster than I normally would. I needed to get home before the Matadors arrived. I was the third car to merge onto the empty bridge; the third to veer into the center lane. Instinctively, I […]

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Greater Progressive hosts statewide Baptist gathering

Greater Progressive hosts statewide Baptist gathering

| August 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Greater Progressive Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Anthony R. Pettus Sr., recently hosted the 95th Annual Session & 76th Congress of the Original General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Indiana Inc. Held July 11 through July 15, the gathering of Missionary Baptist churches whose mission is to: “…fulfill the Great Commission of […]

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Metro Youth Sports Jamboree for Aug. 20

Metro Youth Sports Jamboree for Aug. 20

| August 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports Inc. is scheduled to celebrate its 43rd Anniversary Jamboree, Aug. 20 at Paul Harding Jr. High School, 6501 Wayne Trace. Kick off time is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Please contact Jim Winters for more information at (260) 414-7055.

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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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St. John MBC celebrates 91st anniversary

St. John MBC celebrates 91st anniversary

| August 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor/Servant Frederick Alexander Sleet, is celebrating the 91st anniversary of the church’s founding. As part of the celebration, the church recently hosted a special worship service with Pastor David and First Lady Fernanda Edwards of Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church of Gary, Indiana as special […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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