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Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

| September 14, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors […]

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Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

| August 24, 2016

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 some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. as we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Carolyn Flye-Sherrill

Spotlight on Pastor Carolyn Flye-Sherrill

| August 17, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all of you are still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better. On that note, […]

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ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

| August 16, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. […]

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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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Spotlight on Charlow’s Grill

Spotlight on Charlow’s Grill

| August 10, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s about a soul food and more restaurant and, I love eating good soul food.  One of the best things about having a another soul food and more restaurant is that, it gives us the opportunity to check […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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Mrs. Jessie Noel: Celebrating 90 years of a blessed life

Mrs. Jessie Noel: Celebrating 90 years of a blessed life

| August 9, 2016

By Sheila Dufor Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—July 22 through July 24, the Noel family from 20 states and friends in the Fort Wayne community celebrated the 90th birthday of Mrs. Jessie Lee Noel—wife of late Isaiah Noel. The three-day event started on Friday afternoon with a social gathering at Jerusalem Baptist Church Community Center […]

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Spotlight on Jerrell’s Barber Shop celebrating 25th year anniversary

Spotlight on Jerrell’s Barber Shop celebrating 25th year anniversary

| August 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because being a creative writer, I’ve seen so many businesses come and go but Jerrell’s Barber Shop is celebrating its 25th year anniversary on Sunday July 31, 2016 and to me, that means he’s doing something right. And by the […]

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Atty. Debra Faye Williams-Robbins-—first director of FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

Atty. Debra Faye Williams-Robbins-—first director of FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

| August 4, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE) officially opened in June, under the leadership of Atty. Debra Faye Williams-Robbins. Thus, I decided to drop in at the former Construction Trades Building, which is now the recently renovated Center at 230 East Douglas Street, to have some face time with Debra Faye, […]

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