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Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

| April 30, 2015

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com)–What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another black man, another white cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person. The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

| April 30, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever found yourself asking this question: “Why me?” This question often comes up in response to a trying or difficult time in one’s life. Serving in the ministry and dealing with crisis situations, the one question I am consistently asked by the church folks  as well as those […]

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Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

| April 30, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is a listing of candidates on the 2015 Primary Election ballot for various offices in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Please note that voters in Indiana must declare a party during primary elections and can vote only for candidates from that declared party, unlike in the general election when people can […]

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Ellis funeral brings back neighborhood memories

Ellis funeral brings back neighborhood memories

| April 28, 2015

By Eric Hackley

Today I attended the funeral of Juanita Ellis. I spent my first eight or nine years living next door to Ellis Funeral Home. Mrs. Ellis has known me longer than I’ve known me.

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Four arrested after warrant served

Four arrested after warrant served

| April 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Just before noon, April 24, officers of Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant in the 800 block of Poplar.  As a result of this investigation, four individuals were arrested at the scene. They were: • Michael Cardwell, arrested on a felony […]

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Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

| April 28, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—There is no doubt that the U.S. is experiencing a crisis with regard to the alarming number of unarmed African American men being killed by the police. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the videotaped shooting of Walter Scott that led to a murder indictment against a white, South […]

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Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

| April 25, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]

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AKAs to host All White Party

AKAs to host All White Party

| April 23, 2015

Iota Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is scheduled to present their All White Party with the Ladies of AKA, 7:08 p.m. to 12:08 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland Ballroom, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.

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Spotlight on Walter Hayden of Walt’s Snack Shack

Spotlight on Walter Hayden of Walt’s Snack Shack

| April 22, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s fun and exciting to bring to you this week’s spotlight because he’s always been a positive figure and role model in this city and I know that a lot of people are better off just by knowing him because he shares his wisdom.  And, it pleases me to […]

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Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

| April 22, 2015

An open letter to unarmed African Americans By Orrin Hudson Special to Frost Illustrated by permission of the author I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, […]

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