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Community Foundation distributes $1,194,786 in grants this quarter

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,194,786 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: ● AIDS Task Force ($35,000)—Care coordination, education, and outreach programs; ● Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society ($20,000)—K-12 student group tour visitation program; ● ARCH ($10,000)—Protection and preservation of historic places […]

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Sending military equipment to police questioned

| September 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Washington lawmakers recently grilled officials from the Defense Department (DOD), Homeland Security and the Department of Justice over programs that sent equipment and money to state and local law enforcement agencies. Experts say those resources ultimately contributed to the militarization of police departments nationwide. The stunning images […]

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Jerusalem to host revival, crusade

| September 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church 1151 Francis St. is scheduled to host a Revival & Evangelistic Crusade at 7 p.m., nightly from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The theme for the crusade is “A New Beginning,” taken from 43:18-19. The scheduled guest preacher is Dr. Johnny L. Walker of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Chicago. For […]

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

| September 22, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL–which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long–has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking […]

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Racism is not a card game

Racism is not a card game

| September 22, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes to making an accurate or rational evaluation of the socioeconomic and political plight of […]

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Thoughts on the Class of ’74 Citywide Reunion

Thoughts on the Class of ’74 Citywide Reunion

| September 19, 2014

Compiled by Vicki Wade and Patricia Bramley The Class of 1974 Citywide Reunion took place on August 29 at Don Hall’s Guesthouse. The Planning Committee included Julius (Romey) and Carol (Babb) Stephens, Regina (Nelson) Moore, Peter Hill, Patricia Bramley, and Kevin and Edna (Hamilton) Clancy. Decorations were by Lorraine Williams Craig while Kenny Reese served […]

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Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

| September 17, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the past, I have been extremely critical of so-called black Republicans, as well as so-called black conservatives–and that’s not going to change. Too often they feel the need to check their blackness at the door under the perverted guise of currying favor with whites within the party. These are […]

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Water down your high blood pressure

Water down your high blood pressure

| September 17, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

| September 17, 2014

Is ‘Over the River and through the Woods’ really the thing? By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Last week, I attended the matinee performance of “Over the River and through the Woods” at the Auer Performance Center, a rather cozy place. Yet, I overheard an elderly woman say that she liked the performances across Main Street at […]

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre to celebrate 80th anniversary

| September 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to kick off its 80th Anniversary Season in October with a presentation of the new stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”—accompanied by a special Family Reunion/Birthday party after a Saturday morning performance. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a […]

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