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Local seamstress blankets area children with loving gifts

Local seamstress blankets area children with loving gifts

| July 26, 2015

Staff Report FORT WAYNE—Many folks are familiar with the iconic image of Linus carrying his “security blanket” in the Peanuts comic strip and television specials. While the image might give some a chuckle, one local woman said a lot of children in the area don’t have the security of a blanket they can call their […]

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Par Tee Golf Club announces results of July 11 outing

Par Tee Golf Club announces results of July 11 outing

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Par Tee Golf Club, considered by many to be the Summit City’s premiere golf club, held a golf outing July 11 at Willow Ridge Golf Club. The club reported the following results, including flight winners with each place winner’s Actual score, handicap and net score listed in that order: A Flight 1st Place—Glynn […]

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Pastor Moore, Give God An Opportunity Choir to hold fundraiser for woman’s kidney transplant

Pastor Moore, Give God An Opportunity Choir to hold fundraiser for woman’s kidney transplant

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pastor David Moore of Victory Worship Center and Give God An Opportunity Choir is scheduled to present A Life For Monique Washington Kidney Transplant Benefit at 5 p.m., at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3408 Chestnut St., where the Rev. Gonzalee Martin is pastor. Robert Taylor, the visionary, founder and director of Give God An Opportunity […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

| July 16, 2015

Indiana also near bottom By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Lawmakers in South Carolina voted recently to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, but when it comes to access to democracy, the state still ranks among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by the Center for American […]

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‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

| July 16, 2015

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—Black churches, the symbol of sanctuary for tortured black souls, especially in the Southern United States; once the headquarters of the black liberation movement; are once again under attack in the South. And as in decades past when similar rashes of mysterious fires torched […]

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Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

| July 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood hosted its First Annual Family & Community Block Party on July 11 on Hurd St. (Photos by Erma Belt) Read more about the event here.

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African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

| July 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—If you’re looking for a way to visit far off places and savor the flavor different cultures without breaking the bank don’t miss the Annual African Food Festival schedule for 12 noon to 5 p.m., July 25 at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue at the Holy Cross Lutheran campus. According to Fey […]

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Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

| July 14, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as black caught and held our attention; then there was the McKinney, Texas pool party incident; and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, […]

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Southeast city suffers from being ignored

Southeast city suffers from being ignored

| July 13, 2015

In reference to “Retail vacancy rate on the rise in the city” (a June 26 article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette), I have lived on the southeast side of Fort Wayne for 53 years. This is the worst it has ever been. As if it isn’t sad enough we are not involved in any […]

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