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Spotlight on Larry Martin of Platinum Collision and for being himself

Spotlight on Larry Martin of Platinum Collision and for being himself

| July 23, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville   What’s up, babies? Today is July 22, 2014, which means, today is my third year anniversary of shining the spotlight on you and all that you do, in the name of love.  As we travel on our journey, to get to know one another better, the more you know, the less you […]

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

| July 22, 2014

By Jeffery L. Boney Special to the NNPA from  Houston Forward Times (Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily. Last month, at a house party in southwest Houston, a 16-year-old African American female who identifies […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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Put your teeth into diabetes

Put your teeth into diabetes

| July 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH When I was a student at Boy’s High School in Brooklyn, I worked for Singer and Fritzhand Dental Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. My duties were to deliver dentures and to clean up the plaster splattered on the surfaces in the lab and on the floor. Before […]

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Wayne HS 40th reunion set for Aug. 23

| July 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Wayne High School Class of 1974 is scheduled to hold their 40th year reunion from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight, Aug. 23 at the Parkview Field “400 Club” in centerfield. The cost for the reunion is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, call (260) 413-3692 or […]

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World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

| July 22, 2014

He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.

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Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

| July 17, 2014

By Bill Fletcher NNPA Columnist The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris vs. Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf.  The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justified this […]

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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Blacks unemployment best in six years

| July 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 16-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Three charged in coordinated drug raids FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 3, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team simultaneously served two search warrants at two separate locations. Narcotics detectives received information that synthetic drugs were being sold and/or manufactured from 2737 West […]

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