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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Dwight T. Griffin Jr., 38, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at home. He worked for BF Goodrich as a forklift specialist. He leaves to cherish many memories his son, Alphonse Jaden Griffin; parents, Dwight T. and Julia Griffin Sr.; sisters, Beatrice Jasper, Yvonne Stokes, Shirley (Terry) Wright, and Sharon Tucker; […]

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Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

| July 15, 2014

Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) is preparing to make history, again, by traveling to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia! This will be the third time the choir has participated in this global event, and will be the second time the choir has participated […]

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Irby retires from Snider High School

| July 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the area’s most respected civil and community servants has taken another bow from public service, retiring from a second honorable career serving the community. Mr. Pinkie Irby recently announced retirement from R. Nelson Snider High School as a school assistant after more than a decade of outstanding service. Prior to that, Irby […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

| July 15, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever seen a nice home that once had a family living in it now empty? What does it look like on the outside? It probably looks like a typical vacant home. It is commonly known that those people who really want to sell their home will invest money, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

| July 12, 2014

The Rev. Lakeya Stewart Growing up in a small town, I saw just how special pets could be to families. My twin sister and I had a pet bird that we affectionately called “Tweety.” But, for some unknown reason the thought of having a dog as a pet scared me! I was gravely afraid of […]

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Mary Morris: Retired but still committed to community service

Mary Morris: Retired but still committed to community service

| July 11, 2014

By Chief Condra Ridley On June 28 , 2014, the Oxford Community Association expressed their gratitude, love and respect for Mary Morris to honor her retirement from the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA). Well-wishers from all over Fort Wayne gathered at the McMillen Community Center to lift their voices in praise and thanks for Ms. […]

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Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

| July 11, 2014

Bike trails a key issue for community health, well being By Eric D. Hackley Starting out today’s forum is a response from Edward Young. Pay close attention how the broader idea of “Black Unity” evolves and makes sense to be the centerpiece of a movement liberate ourselves from Willie Lynch Slave Mentality, being fat and […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 9-15 Edition

| July 11, 2014

One injured, one dead in shootings FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man […]

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