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VA invites veterans, families, public to Fort Wayne ‘Town Hall’

| January 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has scheduled “Town Hall” for Veterans, families and the public FOR 4 p.m., Jan. 12, in the auditorium of the Fort Wayne VA Campus, 2121 Lake Ave. The Town Hall meeting is design to give people an opportunity  to speak with key leaders of VA Northern Indiana Health […]

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Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

| January 6, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could […]

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Voices of Unity featured in Praise Celebration 2015

Voices of Unity featured in Praise Celebration 2015

| December 31, 2014

Unity Performing Arts Foundation and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance are scheduled to present Praise Celebration 2015 at 6 p.m., Jan. 11, 2015 at Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., on the IPFW campus.

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Obituaries: Dec. 24-30 Edition

Obituaries: Dec. 24-30 Edition

| December 24, 2014

Martha Harris, 51, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1963. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert Lewis Harris of Fort Wayne. Service was Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Carmichael Funeral Service. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. Jewel D. Lee, passed away on Friday, Nov. […]

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Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

| December 24, 2014

By Chloe Herring Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility displayed toward mourning protesters in Ferguson, Mo. rehashed parallels to violent […]

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Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

| December 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. While growing up, the only Santa Claus that I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust, white Santa. He was the one that I waited for to climb down the chimney and put a favorite toy under my tree. In fact, I was conditioned by the media that Christmas was […]

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A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

| December 23, 2014

By Narene Stokes-James Special to NNPA EXCLUSIVE Photos courtesy of Narene Stokes-James KANSAS CITY, Mo.–In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that are taking place around the nation and it hurts me. As […]

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Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

| December 23, 2014

Murder of police officers condemned by Shartpon, family of Eric Garner, others Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shot them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Reports indicate that officers Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot […]

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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

Our 10-point plan for police accountability

| December 23, 2014

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]

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End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

| December 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Television show host and journalist Eric Hackley is scheduled to host an “End of the 2014″ open mic Black Community Forum and conduct individual interviews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the Pontiac Branch Library 2215 S. Hanna St.  All are welcome and admission is free. […]

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