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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

| September 9, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “I don’t mind waiting on the Lord!” Have you ever said that? If not, have you ever heard someone else say that? This phrase sounds really nice, but does the average Christian really mean this when they say it? I have found that some people really mean this! Unfortunately, most […]

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Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

| September 4, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Everyday it seems as though if the police aren’t on the TV news killing black people, black people are on the TV news killing black people. The one thing Fort Wayne’s blacks never seem to do is to take a momentary peek at our local history for insights into this violence […]

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Spotlight on Director Krista Walker of Urban Outreach (part two of two)

Spotlight on Director Krista Walker of Urban Outreach (part two of two)

| September 3, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? Check this out: You know that every week, on our journey of love, I’m always talking about bringing ourselves some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind?  Well, we can accomplish this through even the smallest of ways and things.  So, I’m going to […]

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Kyra Foster ranked No.1 nationwide in girls junior tennis

Kyra Foster ranked No.1 nationwide in girls junior tennis

| September 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Looking for the next big tennis star? Look no further than the Summit City. The Tennis Recruiting Network, recognized as the premier Internet site for junior tennis in the U.S., ranked 14-year-old Kyra Foster of Fort Wayne as the No. 1 junior tennis player in the nation for the months of May through July. […]

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Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

| September 3, 2014

MUNCIE—Dr. Ruby Cain was among the women activists who were honored and received the 2014 Vivian Conley award at the Women’s Equality Day program presented by the Coalition of Women’s Organizations, Aug. 26,  in the Muncie City Hall Auditorium. The award honors women who have worked in the fields of art, education, religion, health, environment, […]

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Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

| September 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA} –As the nation’s families head back to school, they might notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of white students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

| September 3, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make […]

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African/African-American Historical Museum part of ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’ event

African/African-American Historical Museum part of ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’ event

| September 2, 2014

FORT WAYNE—From 12 noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 7, Fort Wayne residents and visitors will have a chance to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon experiencing some the city’s most interesting sights and institutions. The event, entitled “Be A Tourist IN Your Own Hometown” was organized by Visit Fort Wayne is designed to give persons a […]

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Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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