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Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

| March 15, 2017

Beatrice Carlisle, 64, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

| March 15, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused on one issue that was largely ignored: the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “[Omarosa] Manigault was strategically placing HBCUs high on the […]

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Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 31, a unique exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA), 311 E. Main St., is scheduled to close out its run with the Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser highlighting Fort Wayne residents who successfully have earned their second chance at employment and at life. […]

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Saving hearts, lives in African American community

Saving hearts, lives in African American community

| March 14, 2017

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening. During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a […]

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Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet—from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross—are rich, white and male. On Thursday, March 2, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke the mold with his swearing-in […]

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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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APRI invites high school seniors to apply for scholarship

APRI invites high school seniors to apply for scholarship

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will award up to $1,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means […]

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Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:28 p.m., Fort Wayne/Allen County communications was notified of a vehicle pursuit that was eastbound on U.S. 30 approaching Allen County. Syracuse, Indiana police officers, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies, and Whitley County deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  A Syracuse police officer tried to pull the vehicle over in […]

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Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death on Wiebke Street

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death on Wiebke Street

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:19 a.m., March 11, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 400 block of Wiebke Street to assist paramedics with an unconscious person. Upon arrival, police and medics located a deceased adult male inside this home. Initial information indicates a resident came downstairs, and located the […]

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