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Aspen Dental to offer free services this weekend

| July 28, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 2, select Aspen Dental offices throughout the state of Indiana will volunteer their time and talents for a FREE “Day of Service” for those in need in the community. Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have joined forces to create the Healthy Mouth Movement—a community giving initiative designed to deliver free dental […]

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Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

| July 27, 2014

    Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) returned from their journey to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia early on Wednesday morning, July 23. They brought home with them their fifth gold medal and first silver medal since first participating in the bi-annual competition in […]

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Winning the battle between your ears

| July 26, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or […]

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Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

| July 26, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to NNPA NEW YORK—The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning, July 19. “They […]

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Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the region’s most dedicated and outspoken warriors for peace and justice crossed over recently. David “Dave” Lambert, 79, died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Dave loved his wife, his two children, Bill and Mary, the outdoors, good jazz, and a good joke. A graduate of […]

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True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 715 East Wallace St., is scheduled to host their Annual Garage Sale 9 a.m. until all items are gone, Aug 2 at the church. Garage sale items includes:  Babies, children, women and men clothings, electronics, housewares, furniture, shoes and toys. Also, the church will also offer catfish dinners and […]

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Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 2014 Harambee Fest is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 2 in Weisser Park. Founded nearly two decades ago by the late Chief Elder Johanna Ice-Gold, the Harambee Festival is designed to bring African and African Americans together to share culture and history. The annual festival takes it’s […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

| July 24, 2014

By Chelsea Jones Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Religious leader Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former mentor to President Barack Obama, urged Christians to unite and work together as the Body of Christ, during his speech at the 108th Annual Session […]

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