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Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies

| August 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with a string of robberies. According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as soon as he entered the store.

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Vitamin D is desirable

Vitamin D is desirable

| August 28, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing an early death  caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Although it is not certain exactly how much vitamin D should be taken on a daily basis, it is […]

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Union Baptist revival proclaims ‘Our Youth are the Future of Today! Let Them Lead’

| August 28, 2014

By Rosiland Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It’s amazing what will happen when young people are encouraged to follow their dreams and the vision placed upon their hearts to give praises to the Lord.  For members and friends of Union Baptist Church, we were blessed with the First Annual “Youth 4 PraiZe Revival” held Aug. […]

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Increased local enforcement against impaired driving

| August 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership–Fort Wayne, Allen Co. New Haven Police Departments] has a very direct message for motorists:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Officers recently announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired. “Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately arrested and taken to jail,” […]

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Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross

| August 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease […]

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Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

| August 27, 2014

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on blacks, especially young black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles) and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these […]

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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

| August 27, 2014

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death–all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter–should convince any thinking person […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

| August 27, 2014

Inona Frances Hannah-Page was born in Ozan, Ark., on June 3, 1945. She departed this life at the age of 69 to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2014.  She came to Fort Wayne Indiana shortly after graduating from Grant High School in 1963. Inona retired from Zollner Piston/Karl Schmidt Unisia after 34 years and […]

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‘Endangered’ by Jean Love Cush

| August 27, 2014

‘Endangered’ by Jean Love Cush c.2014, Amistad, $24.99/$31.00 Canada, 261 pages By Terri Schlichenmeyer of The Bookworm Sez LLC Editor’s note: Author Jean Love Cush is a former Fort Wayne resident. Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins […]

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