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Stay tuned for more Barry Minniefield on the Voice

Stay tuned for more Barry Minniefield on the Voice

| March 25, 2015

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RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

| March 25, 2015

Courtesy of the Verizon Wireless News Center FORT WAYNE—RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm based in Seattle, released its Metro Fort Wayne RootScore® Report and, for the third time, Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance. Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact that […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Counting victims of police violence

Counting victims of police violence

| March 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or uses of force by police,” he said, at […]

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Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

| March 24, 2015

Many Republicans flirt with tradition of treason By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama–and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran […]

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Systematic racism in America

Systematic racism in America

| March 18, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department concluded in Ferguson, after months of intense investigation, exposes a systematic […]

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Barry Minniefield: The voice of Fort Wayne on The Voice

Barry Minniefield: The voice of Fort Wayne on The Voice

| March 17, 2015

Step back, Billy Paul; move over John Legend. Barry’s in the house!
Fort Wayne native Barry Minniefield is wowing music lovers across the nation.

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The next chapter in the struggle for racial justice

The next chapter in the struggle for racial justice

| March 17, 2015

By the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black United Church of Christ Is it the straw that broke the camel’s back or the spark that ignited a forest fire? Any way you look at it, the events of Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo., awakened many Americans to a reality too well known in communities of color […]

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Ferguson police say community aided in arrest of shooting suspect

Ferguson police say community aided in arrest of shooting suspect

| March 15, 2015

Let us simply say that there seems to be some hope in Ferguson, and perhaps the nation. According to this story, the community played a role in the break in this case, demonstrating that most folks are not looking for an “us versus them” situation but rather want fair and just solutions. Again, there will […]

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President meets with black civil rights, political, religious leaders

President meets with black civil rights, political, religious leaders

| March 13, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper President Obama recently met with African-American civil rights and faith leaders to provide an update on the administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union. The meeting was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues […]

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