National

It Is Well With My Soul invites public to participate in National Back to Church Sunday

| August 31, 2014

FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul invites faith congregations to participate in National Back to Church Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 21. Last year, more than one million people came back to church in more than 20,000 churches on a single day. On average, churches saw a 31 percent increase in attendance. It Is Well […]

Read More

Policing the police

Policing the police

| August 31, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

Read More

Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ whites tried to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson

| August 31, 2014

By Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (NNPA)–The National Guard has rolled in and out, but the pain and passion of people in the streets, in homes and in businesses remain and broken hearts still ache. Tear gas, rubber bullets, gas masks, gas canisters and armored trucks were […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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,” […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

‘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 […]

Read More

Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

Spotlight on April Wright of Northeast Indiana Urban Outreach (part one of two)

| August 27, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? I hope, that all is still well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get […]

Read More