Health

Homeless alliance redefines community

Homeless alliance redefines community

| June 16, 2015

By Mike McGee Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner “Will work for food,” “Why lie? Need money for weed,” “Sorry for being a bum.” Tattered cardboard signs being held by homeless people across the nation relate the attitudes, humor and frustrations of the men and women who display them, explained Willie Baronet during […]

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First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

| June 12, 2015

Esther McCready feted at Maryland graduation By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And, on Friday, May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer’s life came full circle as she received an honorary […]

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Love of birds and animals

Love of birds and animals

| June 10, 2015 | Reply

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Innercity stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive. Often, there is little water for them to drink, warm shelter is scarce and there is little food to be gotten from the barren trees and secured garbage receptacles. Birds and animals […]

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Urban League site of two monthly grief support group sessions

Urban League site of two monthly grief support group sessions

| June 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurses hosts a Community Grief Support Group from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30  p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. The group offers support to adults suffering from grief due to a loss from death. The facilitators for the group sessions are […]

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Overmedicating children in foster care

Overmedicating children in foster care

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist On any given day, nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication–more than four times the rate for all children. Nearly half of children living in residential treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications. Children in foster care are more likely […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s office are presently investigating three deaths that have occurred in less than 24-hours as a result of suspected heroin overdose. The deaths have all occurred in the northwest central area of the city. The potency of the heroin being sold on the streets is such […]

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A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

| May 26, 2015

By Sheila Curry Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—We all know how irritating it is when we’re having a bad hair day, but can you imagine how it must feel to be losing your hair and possibly even your hope? My sister, Debra Brown, never lost hope but gave hope to others. When Debra […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

| May 22, 2015

Part 2 of 2 By Yvonne Coleman Bach Louisville Defender Editor Editor’s note: Last week, we presented an article giving an overview of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the personal story of article author Yvonne Coleman Bach and her husband Stephen. This week, we present part two of the article which focuses on Willie […]

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