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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

| July 11, 2014

Courtesy of the South Side High School Reunion Committee, Class of 1989 FORT WAYNE—ROLL CALL!  Session is about to be back in.  The South Side High School Class of 1989 is scheduled to host their 25-year reunion Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in Fort Wayne. The schedule of events for the reunion includes: Friday, Aug. […]

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Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

| July 9, 2014

Johnnie Mae Goldsby was born on March 27, 1923 in Browns, Ala., to the late William H. Dixie and Willa Lee (Glover) Dixie. She went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She retired from GE after many years of service. […]

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Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

| July 4, 2014

Freedom 50 teaches method of organized struggle By Hollis Watkins Special to the Afro (The Afro)—Racism is still alive and well in Mississippi and throughout this country just as it was in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This clearly suggests there is much work to be done. When we look at those in control of […]

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Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

| July 2, 2014

Acclaimed youth serve as Fort Wayne’s cultural ambassadors to world Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation NEW YORK—Fort Wayne’s Voices of Unity traveled to New York City recently to partake in a number of exciting events that culminated in an impressive performance at the world renowned Carnegie Hall. The students, most of […]

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Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

| July 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (NNPA)–Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of […]

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Obituaries: July 2-8 Edition

Obituaries: July 2-8 Edition

| July 2, 2014

Tyrone Alexander, 66, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Jessie M. Beasley Sr., 78, of Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 21, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate his life is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at True Love […]

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Things of interest

Things of interest

| July 2, 2014

Here’s one of our favorite site online. It’s put together by veteran journalist Richard Prince and constantly features topics of interest. As we approach the Fourth of July, pay special attention to some of the work here: http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative

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Keep pets safe this Fourth of July

| July 2, 2014

By Peggy Bender, Community Relations & Education Specialist Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control FORT WAYNE—Animal Care & Control wants pet owners to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday while keeping their pets safe and secure. Dogs and cats can easily become overwhelmed by the sudden explosions of fireworks causing panic and fear. Pets that […]

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Freedom Summer –50 years later

Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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