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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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Saudi Temple No. 50, Saudi Court No. 121 host joint Potentate, Commandress ball honoring Illustrious Noble Glen Lee, Illustrious Commandress Alice Lee

Saudi Temple No. 50, Saudi Court No. 121 host joint Potentate, Commandress ball honoring Illustrious Noble Glen Lee, Illustrious Commandress Alice Lee

| November 23, 2014

By Sheila Campbell FORT WAYNE—The Saudi Temple No. 50 and Saudi Court No. 121 held  its Joint Potentate & Commandress BallNov. 8 at the Don Hall Guest House. The evening honored Illustrious Noble Glen Lee and Illustrious Commandress Alice Lee, with introduction of Deputies of the Oasis from Daughter Patricia A. Hatcher No. 121 and Noble […]

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Parkview Health named title sponsor for 29th Annual Festival of Gingerbread

| November 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The History Center has announced Parkview Health as the title sponsor for the 2014 Festival of Gingerbread. Now in its 29th year, this fund raiser for the museum brings edible creations by local artists to the museum during the holidays as well as special weekend programs. Special holiday exhibits during the Festival include a Wolf […]

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Spotlight on Eryn Rogers of Wane-TV/News Channel 15

Spotlight on Eryn Rogers of Wane-TV/News Channel 15

| November 23, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours, as we continue on our journey of love to get to know one another better.  And, on this journey, I can’t say enough about how much fun I’m having shining the spotlight on all of you and what […]

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A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

| November 23, 2014

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from the Windy City Word (FIRST OF TWO PARTS) CHICAGO–It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience–a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment a child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, […]

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Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

| November 23, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they […]

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Councilwoman-elect thanks public for support

Councilwoman-elect thanks public for support

| November 23, 2014

Thank you so much for your love and support during the past election season. Now the real work begins and I am excited to hear from you. While I appreciate all the votes and work that has been done on my behalf, I need your ongoing prayers and support for the journey ahead. I look […]

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 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

| November 22, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin At this year’s 18th African-American Healthcare Alliance, held at the Grand Wayne Saturday, Oct. 18, Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, the president of AAHA, introduced the evening’s MC’s: Dr. Anthony Scott, PharmD and Dr. LaQuia Walker-Vinson, DDS, MPH. Scott, a past scholarship recipient, serves as a pharmacist and manager at the Parkview Randallia Hospital […]

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We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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The question black conservatives always avoid

The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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