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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

| July 13, 2016

NEW YORK—Michael J. Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men Inc. of New York, the founding chapter of the nationwide organization, 100 Black Men of America, issued the following statement on behalf of the membership: “One Hundred Black Men Inc., is deeply disturbed by the homicides of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands […]

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#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

| July 13, 2016

By Victor Zápari #BlackLivesMatter has been a topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority group’s agency and or empowerment.  In the year 2016, we have seen a substantial amount of […]

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Motorcyclist found seriously injured in cemetery accident

Motorcyclist found seriously injured in cemetery accident

| July 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:59 p.m., July 1, officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an assist call at 6000 Old Trail Road in regards to an unresponsive male who was found in the Prairie Grove Cemetary.  While officers were en route, the caller told dispatch that the man was now responsive and did […]

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Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

| July 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when Joe Jordan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne shared with me that Mr. Smith has been an incredible role model and mentor to so many professionals for so many years and that he demonstrates […]

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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception—a caring church

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception—a caring church

| July 13, 2016

There is a church that cares. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located down at 1122 S. Clinton St., from Subway and they care about all people. As you walk into the church, you might be broke, hungry, almost homeless with nowhere to turn. A woman named Mrs. Hall welecomes you into the church. […]

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The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

| July 13, 2016

Muhammed Farid Abdullah, passed on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born Oct. 1, 1976, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Qasim and Malikah Abdullah. He was married to Michelle Daniels and they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in October of 2015. He graduated from North Side High School, Fort Wayne, in 1995, and Ball […]

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The Rev. Melvin White, son of Bishop Jesse White, called home to glory at 57

The Rev. Melvin White, son of Bishop Jesse White, called home to glory at 57

| July 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A member of one of the city’s most revered family of spiritual leaders has gone on to glory. On June 11, the Rev. Melvin L. White—a member of the legendary White family of ministers, musicians and community activists—was called home to glory at the age of 57. The Rev. Melvin White was born on […]

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Brooks-Questa Scholars: New partnership transforms landscape of construction trades

Brooks-Questa Scholars: New partnership transforms landscape of construction trades

| July 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation and Brooks Construction have formalized a partnership that will provide funding to scholars who wish to further their education beyond high school in areas of education that will prepare them for employment in the construction industry, specifically:  heavy highway and site development concentrations. Questa Education Foundation and Brooks Construction are pleased […]

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