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Fort Wayne Makeover Conference women’s empowerment, followup events set

Fort Wayne Makeover Conference women’s empowerment, followup events set

| January 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—New Year. New You. Next Level.  That’s the theme for the Fort Wayne Makeover Conference taking place from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Jan. 31 at the Steel Dynamics Keith Busse IPFW Alumni Center located at 1528 E. California Road. Jil Jordan Greene, founder of the W.Y.E.N. (Women and Youth Empowerment Network) and My […]

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Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 28, 2015

Elder Earl L. Arrington was born June 8, 1968, in Marion, Ala. At the age of 46 passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He was a 1986 graduate of Francis Marion High School and was employed by Avery Dennison for 20 years. In his free-time he enjoyed golfing, bowling and hunting. He was member of Greater […]

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Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

| January 27, 2015

By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from The Denver Weekly COLORADO SPRINGS–An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office produced some shock and awe but no injuries or fear as local civil rights stalwarts vowed to continue their work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported late Jan. 7 that no arrest […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 27, 2015

After hours joint busted FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:30 a.m., Jan. 18, the Fort Wayne Police Department served a search warrant on and shut down an illegal after-hours club which had been operated in a residence at 415 E. Leith St. on the city’s southeast side. Rodney C. Brooks, 40, was arrested on charges of maintaining […]

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‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

| January 27, 2015

  Fort Wayne native Caroline Brewer discusses healing power of love FORT WAYNE—What is the key to curing America’s reading crisis and helping two-thirds of America’s children become proficient readers?  A four-letter word, says Fort Wayne native and author Caroline Brewer. That word is LOVE. This insight comes from her new book, “Parent Power: How […]

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Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

| January 27, 2015

Editor’s note: Fort Wayne’s own Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church recently released his book “Leadership Reflections.” Already acclaimed by many as a powerful, insightful guide into the methods and attitudes needed for successful leadership not only in the church but in the community, the book has attracted attention not  only […]

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Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

| January 27, 2015

“We are marching to Zion/Beautiful, beautiful Zion/We’re marching upward to  Zion/The beautiful city of God.”—Traditional Christian hymn by Isaac Watts and Robert Lowry “When Johnny comes marching home again,/Hurrah! Hurrah!/We’ll give him a hearty welcome then/Hurrah! Hurrah!’The men will cheer and the boys will shout/The ladies they will all turn out/And we’ll all feel gay […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

| January 27, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I remember growing up and singing songs like “I’ve got a new home, over in Zion, and it’s mine, mine, all mine!” Do you remember hearing those kinds of songs? I have mixed emotions as I think of having a new home. Having a new home implies that there was […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015

Woman critically injured in shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:08 a.m., Jan. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult female was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined that the […]

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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