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Crime & Safety: April 9-15 edition

| April 9, 2014

FWPD resumes downtown beat patrols FORT WAYNE—On April 7, the Fort Wayne Police Department resumed the Monday through Friday two officer downtown beat patrol. Officers assigned the detail will utilize bikes, T3s, and ATVs as well foot patrols to canvass an area that is bounded by Clay Street to the east, Broadway to the west, […]

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Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

| April 9, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of a Hackonomics program covering the release of Eric Hackley’s new book, “KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality.” The book release was held recently at the Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library: Introduction of speaker Eric Hackley by Carla […]

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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| April 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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Dust off your financial plan

Dust off your financial plan

| April 9, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off—that long-term financial plan. April is National Financial Literacy Month—the perfect time to spring into action when it comes to planning your financial future. If you already have a plan, this […]

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Long-term caregiving creates challenges for families

Long-term caregiving creates challenges for families

| April 9, 2014

While so many folks are busy debating the politics of healthcare in the U.S., people are being faced with some very real issues. As portions of our population grow older, this must be seen as a crucial issue: Easing the burden of long-term medical demands for family caregivers April 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM EDT […]

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My Devotion for April

My Devotion for April

| April 9, 2014

By Genevieve Epps What GOD has to say to us: Living this single life is not a badge of pain as many of you display it to the world. There should not be emotional distress due to your single status. Why  the deep-seated feelings that people try to avoid? Living life as a single woman […]

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Gruesome details of ‘exploded head’ emerge in Pistorius trial

Gruesome details of ‘exploded head’ emerge in Pistorius trial

| April 9, 2014

Various sources report that South African laws governing “self defense” are very different from those in the U.S. and that, given that, our perspective on the details of the incident being revealed in the press don’t fully give a picture of why “Blade Runner” is being pursued so vigorously in this trial. It would be […]

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20 hurt in school stabbing

20 hurt in school stabbing

| April 9, 2014

Guns, knives, baseball bats, cars, whatever, we cannot deny that our culture seems to be growing increasingly violent and our children are paying the price. Some will say more security—even more guns—in society will protect us. Unfortunately, that doesn’t get to the root of the problem. The real question is, why are we so violent? […]

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Embrace your singleness

Embrace your singleness

| April 9, 2014

Living Single “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”—Michelangelo By Genevieve Epps My desire is to deposit into your lives, to exhort through written words. You see, words spoken or written have the power to heal and through this Living Single Series, […]

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Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

| April 8, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I was going through my “news feed” on Facebook when I noticed a World Star Hip Hop video titled SMDH Clip Of The Week: All That In Front Of Your Kids?! I was in shock and curious all at the same time. So I played the video to learn how in two […]

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