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Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

| November 27, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 The killing of Michael Brown will forever leave a void in the hearts and lives of his parents, family and friends, who lost a son and loved one much too soon. His killing and the decision to not indict Officer Wilson are painful reminders of the criminal justice disparities. A grand jury […]

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Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 26, 2014

Henry Leon Byrd was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Bertha Byrd. A long and beautiful life came to an end on  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. veteran. He was  previously employed by International Harvester and retired from Holsum Bakery. Henry […]

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Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

Spotlight on Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

| November 26, 2014

  (Part one of two) By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? Thanksgiving is right around the corner and do you know where you’re going to be and whom you’re going to be with?  Well, my Thanksgiving wish to you is, no matter where you are or who you’re with, you’ll make it one of the […]

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Sweet home Alabama

Sweet home Alabama

| November 25, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Ga. Except for a couple of cousins, all of my relatives have either died or […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 25, 2014

Three injured in apparent shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:28 a.m., Nov. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to three individuals who were transported to the hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arriving at the hospital, all three individuals were listed in critical condition. They were identified as: […]

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Thanksgiving eve holds extra risk of sexual assualt

| November 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Sexual Assualt Treatment Center FORT WAYNE—Thanksgiving eve, sometimes known as Black Wednesday, is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year. “It’s not just folks in their 20s who are enjoying a beer or a cocktail the night before they Indulge  in  turkey and dressing,” local bar owner Steve Gard said. “The […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by awarding Hope Awards. A winner was selected in each of five categories: Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and […]

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‘Women of Grace–A Work in Progress as We Face the Future’ theme at Union Baptist

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to join Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., as they celebrate their Annual Women’s Day on Sunday, Dec. 14. This celebration is scheduled to be held during Morning Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. The scheduled guest speaker will be the “dynamic and spirit-filled” Reverend Glenda Griffin, co-pastor of Changing Lives Outreach […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications

| November 24, 2014

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug […]

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