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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

| September 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), […]

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Three dead, one critical after incident at Holton Avenue house

Three dead, one critical after incident at Holton Avenue house

| September 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:55 a.m., Sept. 11, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3000 block of Holton Avenue on a report of an unknown problem. Officers arrived and located four victims inside the residence: two women and one man who were pronounced deceased on the scene; and one […]

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Arrest made in Lewis Street triple homicide

Arrest made in Lewis Street triple homicide

| September 11, 2016

Two teens held as murder suspects FORT WAYNE—Local police officials have arrested two suspects in a triple-murder case that rocked the city and made national headlines earlier this year. On Sept. 10, officials from the Fort Wayne Police Department announced that they had arrested two 19-year-old men in connection with the murders of three members […]

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Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

| September 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “I been poor my whole life. It’s like a disease.” And with that thought in mind, two brothers, Toby (Chris Pine, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk) a divorced dad and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster, “Lone Survivor”) an ex-con, go on a bank-robbing spree in rural, arid West Texas where […]

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Dr. Mary Wilger joins Visiting Nurse

Dr. Mary Wilger joins Visiting Nurse

| September 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse recently announced that Dr. Mary Wilger has joined the medical team of Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne. Dr. Wilger, a Milwaukee native, has been hired as the associate medical director of the 128-year-old hospice. She is an emergency medicine physician and has been practicing in Fort Wayne since 1999. […]

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Film review: ‘Southside With You’

Film review: ‘Southside With You’

| September 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a twenty-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle […]

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Indiana Wesleyan University may accept ITT transfer credits IWU has more than 80 online and onsite degree programs for adults

Indiana Wesleyan University may accept ITT transfer credits IWU has more than 80 online and onsite degree programs for adults

| September 9, 2016

MARION, Ind.—Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), which has a generous transfer policy for adult and online students, has announced that it may accept up to 62 credit hours from ITT Technical Institute students who are left searching for options after ITT announced on Tuesday that it was shutting down its academic operations. IWU—a nonprofit, regionally accredited […]

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Former sheriff’s deputy, city supervisor Eddie Singleton crosses over at 87

Former sheriff’s deputy, city supervisor Eddie Singleton crosses over at 87

| September 9, 2016

HAZLEHURST, Miss.—Eddie Lee Singleton, 87, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Hazlehurst, Miss. Singleton a member of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its choir. A long-time employee of the City of Fort Wayne, who worked in various supervisory […]

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Pilgrim Baptist to host special worship service for Back to Church Sunday

Pilgrim Baptist to host special worship service for Back to Church Sunday

| September 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, is scheduled to be held at Pilgrim Baptist Church at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is welcome to attend. National Back to Church Sunday, (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the […]

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NAACP notice of September, October meeting, November election

NAACP notice of September, October meeting, November election

| September 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch recently issued the following release regarding upcoming meetings and the organization’s general election: Dear Member: Please note the following General Membership meetings of the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch, for the purpose of election of officers and at-large members of the executive committee on November 19, […]

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