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Spotlight on LaVonne Petty of LaVonne’s Clothing and Fashions

Spotlight on LaVonne Petty of LaVonne’s Clothing and Fashions

| October 1, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? If today is your birthday, I’d like to say with music, “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.” Aw, that felt so good because I wanted to sing something to you again to remind you how special you truly are. So in turn, make this birthday the best […]

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Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

| October 1, 2014

Christopher S. Dixie Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. He was born April 13, 1944 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Christopher and Mary Dixie Sr. After the passing of his parents at an early age he came to Marion to be […]

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To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

| October 1, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I recall, while walking down a street, years ago in my neighborhood, a young man greeted me with the word, “brother.” He went on to tell me what a role model I had been for him, even at a distance. Well, I told him, that we all have talents, no […]

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Report card on Black America

Report card on Black America

| October 1, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released recently had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically significant” aptly fit the very small increases or decreases of most of the measurements […]

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Talk no substitute for action

Talk no substitute for action

| September 30, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much.  The period King conquered was a time of […]

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Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

| September 29, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, more than 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. After most automobile purchases, […]

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From pain to purpose

From pain to purpose

| September 28, 2014

By Pastor E. A. Dickered Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “A mother never gets over losing her child. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, how old her child was when they died, or the reason they were taken away, grief don’t ever expire. Never tell a mother whose child has died […]

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Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

| September 27, 2014

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African-Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of blacks and Latinos believe the way their respective communities are portrayed in the media is accurate. These findings […]

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Links, Incorporated set to host Voter Engagement Forum

| September 26, 2014

FORT WAYNE—From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 27, the Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is scheduled to sponsor a “Voter Education, Voter Engagement” Forum for the community-at-large at Indiana Tech Law School, The Courtroom, 1600 East Washington Blvd. Stand up for your right to vote!  Please submit questions for the speakers to: ftwaynelinks@gmail.com. Preceding […]

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CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

| September 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in […]

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