Health

For communities of color, fight against diabetes far from over

For communities of color, fight against diabetes far from over

| December 28, 2015

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2014. This represents the first sustained decrease in diagnosis since the disease emerged as a major threat to […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 23, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind, African American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one. In fact, I was so moved by their love and concern toward […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| December 16, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

| December 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc. is scheduled to host a unity and economic development event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 27 at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Established in March 2015, I Am Garvey Inc. is an organization dedicated to producing a full length feature film on the life and legacy […]

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Battle of the Badges kicks off in Fort Wayne

Battle of the Badges kicks off in Fort Wayne

| December 14, 2015

Annual competition among first responders to help boost winter blood supply FORT WAYNE—The 21st annual Battle of the Badges competition returns to Fort Wayne this December and the community is invited to help save lives in honor of local police, fire and EMS personnel. Battle of the Badges is the longest-running local blood donation competition in […]

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Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

| December 11, 2015

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse, the author established that a transformational leader must usher in dramatic change by engaging, connecting, and motivating. The president’s most significant […]

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Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

| December 10, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell FORT WAYNE—Saturday, Dec. 5, was the day to learn more about the Urban Trail. That’s when the Fort Wayne Urban Trail Project Committee held its first Healthy Lifestyle Trail Walk to call attention to a 6.5-mile stretch of trail between Tillman Road and Berry Street off South Hanna Street. “It’s to get […]

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Spotlight on podiatrist Benny Fair

Spotlight on podiatrist Benny Fair

| December 9, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Once again, Christmas is right around the corner and as always, I hope you shower GOD and Jesus with your love so that they too can feel special on this joyous holiday as you are surrounded by your loved ones.  And, for those of you who are going to […]

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Climate change and Black America

Climate change and Black America

| December 3, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Why are millions of black American youth and elders suffering disproportionately from asthma and other respiratory illnesses much more than the national norm? Why is the overall public health status of black Americans at a higher risk than other Americans? What do public environmental and climate […]

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Native American Indians became immigrants in their own land

Native American Indians became immigrants in their own land

| December 2, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It seems today, that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and not welcomed in this land of freedom when you consider how the pilgrims were welcomed by the native Americans and given sustenance for their survival. We should question why those today are being singled […]

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