Health

James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

| February 6, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Why is it that you want to discuss the dangers of smoking Spice? JAMES GRIFFIN: Because it’s not like a normal drug. It’s killing people. It’s making people go crazy.  It has affected me in a hard way and I wanted people to know what it does to you and why […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

| February 3, 2015

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among black people in the United States.

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Heritage Park hopes to ‘awaken’ Alzheimer’s patients with music

| January 31, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients at Heritage Park once unable to communicate verbally are now smiling, singing and clapping. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, while listening to their favorite music while in bed, these residents pat their legs or bob their heads to the familiar rhythms coming through their headsets. They […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

| January 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Martin Luther King wrapped himself around the gauze of the crucified Jesus and began his short journey on this earth. He believed strongly as James Russell Lowell put it: “Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.” Judge Derrick Bell interpreted this quote with the following: “Defeat, disgrace […]

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Why daughters need fathers

Why daughters need fathers

| January 28, 2015

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Excerpted from “Raising Black Girls and Educating Black Girls” The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their fathers. The most obvious being you can’t be someone you have not seen. Girls can look at their mothers and receive the importance and significance of […]

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Fort Wayne Youththeatre to present premier of ‘The Kid From Kokomo’

Fort Wayne Youththeatre to present premier of ‘The Kid From Kokomo’

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present an “original Youtheatre Premier” of local playwright Gregory Stieber’s “The Kid From Kokomo: The Ryan White Story,” Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 at Parkview Physician’s Arts Lab Black Box Theatre, at the Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St. In 1985 Hoosier middle schooler […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Classes offered at Optimistics

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Step Up To Fitness Studio is scheduled to present Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Classes from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6.p.m. to 7 p.m., every Monday at the Optimistic Enterprises Building on corner of Oxford and Warsaw streets. The cost is $5 per class. For more information call (313) 434-6549 Step Up To Fitness Studio […]

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Louis W. Sullivan autobiography wins NAACP Image Award

Louis W. Sullivan autobiography wins NAACP Image Award

| January 20, 2015

ATLANTA—The autobiography of one of the nation’s most admired public health leaders has won an NAACP Image Award. Authored by Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. (with David Chanoff), and published by the University of Georgia Press, “Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine” chronicles Sullivan’s rise from a childhood in the Jim Crow South to become a […]

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