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Blacks, browns seen as savages

Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

| December 15, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular […]

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A license to kill black men

A license to kill black men

| December 15, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and—thus far—have enabled his killer to escape justice die, […]

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Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

| December 11, 2014

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

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Junior League of Fort Wayne votes in president-elect

Junior League of Fort Wayne votes in president-elect

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Junior League of Fort Wayne members voted in Jessica Swinford as 2015-2016 president-elect. Swinford is the director of Alumni Relations at the University of Saint Francis. She has been an active member of JLFW since February 2013 and is currently serving as the New Member Committee chair for her second consecutive year. In […]

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MLK Club to present Santa On Tour Dec. 13

| December 10, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—As we enter into the Holiday season, the MLK Jr. Club Inc. is scheduled to host its 18th Annual Santa On Tour and Trolley Ride from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 13. The event is scheduled to commence at the Renaissance Points YMCA on 2323 Bowser […]

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Crime and Safety Report: December 10-16 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: December 10-16 Edition

| December 10, 2014

Public’s assistance in identifying woman using stolen credit card FORT WAYNE—Police officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman recently on a store surveillance photograph using a credit card reported stolen in an October residential burglary. The suspect in the photo is described as a white female. According to police reports, at approximately […]

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Same old problem, same old response

Same old problem, same old response

| December 10, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York.  No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. […]

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A perverted view of black on black crime

A perverted view of black on black crime

| December 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After […]

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Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

| December 10, 2014

By Andrea V. Watson Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender CHICAGO–Homicides are down in Chicago this year and the statistics haven’t been this low for nearly half a century, said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, but it’s not time for a celebration yet. More work must be done, he said. In addition to homicides […]

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