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How to pick a great school for your child

How to pick a great school for your child

| August 21, 2015

By Kevin Chavous Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to […]

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NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently announced the names of the recipients of the individuals and companies or organizations to be honored for community service at the NAACP’s upcoming 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum […]

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Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Anthony and First Lady Sandy Payton of Come As You Are Community Church, located at 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., are scheduled to be honored by the congregation on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 for their 20 years of dedicated service. At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12, there will be a fashion show, fellowship and […]

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

| August 20, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Federal authorities seized 147 pounds of cocaine from a shipping container at the Port of Baltimore earlier this month. Customs and Border Protections officers found the drugs using non-intrusive techniques to scan a shipment of lumber from Brazil, the agency said, according to Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ. […]

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Verizon’s Wireless network ranked No. 1 for speed, data performance in Indiana

Verizon’s Wireless network ranked No. 1 for speed, data performance in Indiana

| August 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon customers in Indiana are enjoying all of the benefits of America’s most reliable network, according to the Indiana RootScore® Report conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. Additionally, this marks the fourth consecutive time Verizon’s wireless network has been acknowledged as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers in the U.S. Scores are based on […]

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Saudi Temple #50, Saudi Court #121 Back to School Giveaway

Saudi Temple #50, Saudi Court #121 Back to School Giveaway

| August 19, 2015

By Sheila Curry Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Saudi Temple #50, Saudi Court #121 Back to School Event has grown over the past seven years, serving more than 200 elementary kids in need with free school supplies each year. The year’s event was held Aug. 8 at Bowser Park with a crowd of people from […]

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Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

| August 19, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Youth For Unity is a program for life with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne and involves all ages. This program helps young people to see themselves as unique and special individuals by educating them about diversity and tolerance. Through it, they hope to combat prejudice, bigotry and discrimination in […]

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Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

| August 19, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Isabella Wilkins was called home to glory at the age of 63 on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at home. A native of Uniontown, Ala., she retired from Mattel Power Wheels and was a faithful member of East Chestnut Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by father, Lucious […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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