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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

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One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:01 a.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton Street. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and […]

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Two wounded in apparent shooting

Two wounded in apparent shooting

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., Oct. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that two males had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. Hospital staff indicated that one of the males was initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. The other male remains in good condition. Detectives […]

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Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 1200 block of Ferguson Avenue to try and locate a vehicle that a woman had reported missing. The woman told officers that her boyfriend had taken her vehicle without permission and had returned the […]

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NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

| October 12, 2017

BALTIMORE (NNPA Newswire)—According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement”. In response to this report, the interim NAACP […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

| October 11, 2017

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.—In response to the ongoing mismanaged lead crisis in East Chicago and the Trump administration’s cuts to the EPA and environmental justice programs, NAACP Indiana, in partnership with Indiana State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists, kicks off Our Community Scientists initiative with a hosted a series of student and community lead […]

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First Federal Bank, First Insurance Group to fund up to $10,000 of ‘Pay it Forward” ideas

First Federal Bank, First Insurance Group to fund up to $10,000 of ‘Pay it Forward” ideas

| October 10, 2017

DEFIANCE, Ohio—Have an idea to improve the community but not sure how to receive funding? First Federal Bank and First Insurance Group are now accepting submissions for their annual Pay it Forward Day. On Nov. 15, the bank and agency are scheduled to spend up to $10,000 to fund projects that help spread kindness in […]

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Spotlight on drummer Joe King

Spotlight on drummer Joe King

| October 10, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your busy days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love.  On that note, […]

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