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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Brian J. Bates, 23, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Born Jan. 19, 1991 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dorian G. Smith-Phillips; father, Jeffrey (Alicia) Bates Sr.; brothers, Jeffrey Bates Jr., Adam Bates, Gregory Dewayne Thompson, Demarkus Thompson, Sedric Washington Jr; sisters, Doeneseya Shophia Bates, […]

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Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

| September 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Real followers of local sport might already know the name Bobby Moore. “Back in the day,” as they say, Moore was one of the area’s top amateur boxers, winning three Golden Gloves championships and going on to compete in three national finals boxing tournaments before going on to a brief professional career before moving […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Police seek man in credit card theft case FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male theft suspect captured in a surveillance photo taken at the Lima Road Meijer’s on June 17, 2014. The man is alleged to have used a credit card stolen from a car parked […]

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A rap to the bladder

A rap to the bladder

| September 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH  Just below the navel on your body is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress. The bladder of course, is the storage space for urine that is derived from both kidneys. When the bladder […]

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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jermaine Lamar Walker, was born on March 5, 1974 to Mary A. Walker and John T. Adams in Fort Wayne, was called home July 30, 2014. At the age of 40. Jermaine accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, (under leadership of the late Pastor James Hall Sr.) joining the family of Grace […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

| September 9, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “I don’t mind waiting on the Lord!” Have you ever said that? If not, have you ever heard someone else say that? This phrase sounds really nice, but does the average Christian really mean this when they say it? I have found that some people really mean this! Unfortunately, most […]

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Fort Wayne Black Chamber to host summit

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host an Entrepreneurial and Innovation Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept 13 at the Ivy Tech/Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing. Organizers say the Summit is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of practical information and opportunities to interact with […]

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Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

| September 9, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Expressions Studio Gallery, located at 1415 Directors Row, is scheduled to present its first Artists’ Showcase from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20. Teresa Ridley Yarbrough, a gifted and accomplished artist who has been developing her artistic skills since childhood, opened Expressions Studio Gallery (ESG) in May to […]

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