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Woman says ‘ugly looking’ man snatched purse at local bar

Woman says ‘ugly looking’ man snatched purse at local bar

| April 7, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in a surveillance photograph during a recent purse snatching at a local bar. According to a report, at approximately 1:16 a.m., a Fort Wayne police officer responded to 1420 Broadway, the Broadway Grill, in reference to a […]

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Two arrested in area shootings

Two arrested in area shootings

| April 7, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—Approximately 1:05 p.m., March 30, the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, Vice & Narcotics Division, and Robbery & Homicide Division arrested Deonte Young and a 17-year old juvenile in connection with two recent shootings. The juvenile was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in the March 24 shooting of […]

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An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Reply

Journalist’s revelations raises suspicion of complicity for some Dear Mr Breslin, A number of recent articles have appeared in connection with an apparent tip-off which you received from the NYPD advising you to attend the Feb. 21, 1965 rally at the Audubon Ballroom and at which Malcolm X was assassinated. These disturbing reports raise a […]

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Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA featuring Melisa McCann

Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA featuring Melisa McCann

| April 4, 2015 | Reply

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Have we got a treat for you! A couple of Fridays ago, on March 20, the Renaissance Pointe YMCA had its first Latin Extravaganza Night and it was fantastic. People were lined up at the door anticipating the fun, excitement and beauty that this kind of event has to […]

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Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Mississippi was the site of one-third of all lynchings that occurred in the United States in 1925 and was the epicenter of some of the nation’s most heinous race crimes. At the time, the NAACP was mobilizing to urge the U.S. […]

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Obituary: Keenan Marcel Sevier

Obituary: Keenan Marcel Sevier

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

On February 23, 1972, a beautiful baby boy was born in Gary, Ind, to Robert and Anna Sevier. He was named Keenan Marcel Sevier.  Not long after his birth, Keenan moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he helped his family welcome his sister, Kamilah. Keenan grew into a wonderful young man who went on to […]

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Feds charge U. of Mississippi student in noose incident

Feds charge U. of Mississippi student in noose incident

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer WASHINGTON—Federal authorities announced March 27 that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student. Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of […]

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East Chestnut Church of Christ to host Senior Fashion Extravaganza

East Chestnut Church of Christ to host Senior Fashion Extravaganza

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Church of Christ, 3601 E. Chestnut St., is scheduled to host its Senior Fashion Extravaganza, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., April 11 at the church. Seniors from the congregation will be modeling a variety of fashions during an entertainment filled program attire compliments of Pappas Furs, Maurice’s and Dress Barn. Proceeds […]

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Obituaries: April 1-7 Edition

Obituaries: April 1-7 Edition

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

Dawn Renae King-Hambrick, 56, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:40 p.m., at St. Joseph Hospital. Born Feb. 18, 1959, in Fort Wayne, she was a 1977 graduate of Northrop High School. She leaves behind to live on through memory: her loving husband, Alvin Hambrick Jr.; son, Joshua Hambrick; mother, Judith King; […]

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‘Come join our gang’

‘Come join our gang’

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

Community groups make appeal to end violence, offer alternatives and support to young people FORT WAYNE—There’s a powerful new gang combing the streets of Fort Wayne. But, unlike the classic definition of a gang, this organization is not out to cause mayhem but to stop it. This past Friday, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of […]

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