Business

Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

| April 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Dawn Starks is the school leader, principal and superintendent of Timothy L. Johnson Academy that’s located at 4625 Werling Drive here in Fort Wayne and was formerly Village Woods Elementary School. 1.)  How does the partnership with the Boys and Girls Club work here? Joe Jordan is the executive director of Boys […]

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Business Profile: Diana Swayze of 21st Century Community Learning Center

Business Profile: Diana Swayze of 21st Century Community Learning Center

| April 19, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Diana Swayze has her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Teaching.  And, she’s the director of 21st Century Community Learning Center Program with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne that’s located at 2609 Fairfield Ave.  This is a federally funded program managed by the Indiana Department of Education that […]

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Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

| April 12, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The federal government spends about $1 billion on advertising services, but history continues to show that small businesses and local and minority-owned media companies are mostly left out. On March 23, as part of its ongoing series on Supplier Diversity, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business […]

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NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

| April 11, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA National News Managing Editor) In an effort to provide student journalists with a unique experience working in the Black Press, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), teamed with Chevrolet and the School of Communications at Howard University to launch an innovative journalism fellowship program. The program titled, “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU), […]

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Profile: Renaissance Pointe Family Y instructors keep patrons safe, healthy in water

Profile: Renaissance Pointe Family Y instructors keep patrons safe, healthy in water

| April 6, 2016

Renaissance Pointe Family YMCA is a non-profit organization that’s located at 2323 Bowser Ave., and they are there for you and offers a wide variety of things for you and your family to get involved in while being confident, safe and having fun together while learning.  And, today you’re going to meet two of their […]

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Let let Diane Rogers provide you a ‘Legal Shield’

Let let Diane Rogers provide you a ‘Legal Shield’

| April 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Diane Rogers is an independent associate for Legal Shield who wants the opportunity to help make your lives a little easier legally.  Feel free to call her anytime at (260) 418-2316 to get more information or become a member and if she doesn‘t answer, please leave a message.  She can also be […]

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WorkOne Northeast in Allen hosts transition seminar for veterans

WorkOne Northeast in Allen hosts transition seminar for veterans

| March 29, 2016

Courtesy of Rick Farrant Director of Communications, Northeast Indiana Works FORT WAYNE—Operation: Job Ready Veterans is scheduled to conduct a five-day seminar, April 11 through April 15, at the WorkOne Northeast career center in Allen County to assist veterans in transitioning to the civilian workforce. The free sessions, which are also open to eligible spouses […]

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Where is today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

Where is today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

| March 24, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands of women as sales agents for her products, and of […]

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Valentine White Xayarath—serving your insurance, financial needs

Valentine White Xayarath—serving your insurance, financial needs

| March 23, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Valentine White Xayarath is a contracted agent for State Farm Insurance that’s located at 5533 S. Anthony Blvd., here in Fort Wayne. Her business hours are: Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to […]

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Low-income communities lose big with gambling expansion

Low-income communities lose big with gambling expansion

| March 18, 2016

By Clarence V. McKee, Esq. Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Westside Gazette In what is becoming an annual tradition in Florida, legislators are debating bills that could expand gambling in one or more parts of our state. This year, the feeding frenzy is over ratifying the proposed compact between the Seminole Tribe […]

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