Business

Who owns that trademark?

Who owns that trademark?

| June 13, 2016

Names behind some words might surprise you By Eric Easter, Urban News Service When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He also left behind the ownership of a highly valuable trademark for the right to exploit his name for multiple uses. But, […]

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Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

| June 13, 2016

By Rex Bell I started a construction business 42 years ago, and I’m still running it today. A couple of years ago, a woman called us about having some work done on her house. It was an extensive job, so I set up an appointment and met her one evening to discuss the project. About […]

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Google bans payday, other predatory loan ads

Google bans payday, other predatory loan ads

| June 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) For more than a decade, broad-based coalitions at both the state and federal levels have united consumer advocates, labor, clergy, civil rights champions and others in calling for an end to predatory lending. Although 16 states and the District of Columbia effectively ban payday lending, the majority of […]

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Late educator, entrepreneur Juanita W. Ellis honored by AKAa

Late educator, entrepreneur Juanita W. Ellis honored by AKAa

| June 12, 2016

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Special to Frost Illustrated The women of Iota Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrated Fort Wayne’s Keep America Beautiful/Great American Cleanup on Saturday, May 21, at Hanna-Homestead Park on E. Lewis Street. The AKAs  honored  their deceased Soror Juanita W. Ellis.  She was an […]

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Libertarian candidate for governor points out flaws in Pence logic

Libertarian candidate for governor points out flaws in Pence logic

| June 9, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—Rex Bell, Libertarian candidate for governor of Indiana, claims that current Governor Mike Pence isn’t getting the full picture. “We’re seeing a lot of commercials where the governor is taking credit for creating jobs. Most people nowadays realize government doesn’t create jobs. People do, and they create them in spite of government, not because of […]

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Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

| June 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The cofounder of one of the Summit City’s most venerable eateries, Epsie Dandridge Brooks, passed away May 17 at the age of 94. She and her husband Willie opened Brooks BBQ serving the community for many years. Epsie Dandridge Brooks, was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on Aug. 17, 1921 to the late George […]

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Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

| June 7, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we continue to travel, on our journey of love […]

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City loses pioneering business man, community champion, spiritual Clarence Stuart

City loses pioneering business man, community champion, spiritual Clarence Stuart

| June 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most humble, yet dynamic and inspirational leaders on May 17 with the passing of Clarence Stuart at the age of 78. Known to many as the driving force behind the landmark firm Sentry Supply Inc. and Sentry Manufacturing, Stuart was also know for his generosity in supporting the […]

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Verizon Indianapolis 500 fans shattered data usage records at the historic 100th running

Verizon Indianapolis 500 fans shattered data usage records at the historic 100th running

| June 1, 2016

Courtesy of Verizon Online News Service  INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon customers streamed more video and shared more of their experiences at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 than ever before over Verizon’s 4G LTE network. From Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, a total of 20.8 terabytes of data moved over Verizon’s network—more than double what […]

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Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

| May 28, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) There is a crisis of monumental proportion in our so-called “bBlack communities.” A crisis that if not checked will prove to be our demise. We are bleeding so badly that we are in a comatose state and on life support right now. But we still have a strong […]

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