Business

Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

| October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, The Center for Creative Collaboration and the Edward Lowe Foundation are scheduled to conduct a workshop on the challenges of leading a minority owned firm from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 19, at Indiana Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus, Talwar Leadership Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. According to organizers, diversity is a […]

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Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

| October 24, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: It’s not everyday that one of our readers contact me to shine the spotlight upon a CEO of a hospital here in our city of Fort Wayne, Ind., and it happened so I was delighted—delighted enough to bring him to you. First, this is what someone […]

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Verizon scores second win for best ‘Overall Performance’ in Fort Wayne

| October 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Verizon won its second Overall Performance award from independent firm RootMetrics recently that covered a testing period of late September. RootMetrics tested wireless carrier performance in the Fort Wayne market for four days in late September, covering 654 miles and 24 indoor locations with a total of 18,525 tests. Verizon scored the highest for […]

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Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Black men show job gains

| October 17, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The unemployment rate for blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. […]

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Spotlight on Toni Irby and the beauty of Upgrade Hair Salon

Spotlight on Toni Irby and the beauty of Upgrade Hair Salon

| October 10, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? All always, I hope that all is well with you and yours and that, you’re enjoying yourselves on our journey of love by feeling the joy, beauty, happiness and having some form of peace of mind, as we get to know one another better. On that note, did you […]

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‘Creative resistance’ protests planned for ‘anti-poor’ development confab

‘Creative resistance’ protests planned for ‘anti-poor’ development confab

| October 8, 2014

(GIN)–Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups will be taking to the streets this week in 10 cities, calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world. According to the “Our Land Our Business” campaign, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations have […]

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Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

| October 8, 2014

Collection proceeds pledged to YWCA Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE—Some might call it a hotline but for many, it’s a lifeline that lives to its name—a HopeLine. And, thanks to a partnership between a visionary human service agency, community-minded business and a caring political leader, that program will be able to spread even more hope. On Oct. […]

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Community must do better job of supporting its own

| October 7, 2014

My wife and I are very strong supporters of the African American newspapers.  We are aware that one of the most serious issues facing the American people is the lack of respect that we have been trained to practice in interacting with each other. Some of us may have been more fortunate than others in life and […]

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Oil barons jump on new finds in Africa, ignoring climate justice calls

Oil barons jump on new finds in Africa, ignoring climate justice calls

| October 3, 2014

(GIN)–U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep the soil in the oil.” Kosmos Energy, a US oil and gas exploration firm, along with Cairn Energy of the UK, plan to use rights obtained in […]

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