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A legend returns

A legend returns

| October 11, 2016

[Photo courtesy of Kim Wagner of Sweetwater Sound] FORT WAYNE—Legendary singer and performer and Fort Wayne native Sonny Charles (left) takes a tour of Sweetwater Sound with the firm’s founder and CEO Chuck Surack. Charles, formerly of the groundbreaking band Checkmates Ltd., and solo fame, is the voice behind the classic 1969 hit “Black Pearl.” […]

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Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

| August 23, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed,” said Trump. “Now it’s time for new leadership.” After the speech, Trump conducted another internal shakeup that installed […]

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Active duty Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

Active duty Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

| March 7, 2016

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Retrospective on a year of intransigence, volatility

Retrospective on a year of intransigence, volatility

| January 5, 2016

By Armstrong Williams NNPA News Wire Columnist By all accounts, the political arena has proven to be full of surprises in 2015. We’ve witnessed the improbable and inexorable the rise of the outsider candidate, as first-time office seekers Dr. Ben Carson and business mogul Donald Trump have lead the Republican Primary for the better part […]

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Don’t shop here

Don’t shop here

| December 2, 2015

CHICAGO—A multiethnic, multiracial group of protestors stands in front of Saks Of Fifth Avenue in Chicago to demand justice in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot to death Oct. 20, 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke claimed he felt in fear for his life during a confrontation […]

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Presidents all

Presidents all

| November 26, 2015

 

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Lunch talk

Lunch talk

| September 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Olivia Anderson, 12, and her sister, 23-month-old Lennon Anderson-Patterson, share lunch hour with Fort Wayne police officers (from left) Kim Seiss, Kyra Woods and Kerry Haywood at the Subway restaurant on the corner of Calhoun Street and Rudisill Boulevard during an afternoon just prior to school starting in Fort Wayne. The officers spoke to […]

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Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

| July 29, 2015

Photos by Erma Belt FORT WAYNE—Jalen Morris, grandson of the late community activist Mary L. Morris, proudly displays a sign that will commemorate his grandmother. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry made a presentation dedicating a section of an area street to Morris at a July 25 meeting of the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus at […]

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Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

| July 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood hosted its First Annual Family & Community Block Party on July 11 on Hurd St. (Photos by Erma Belt) Read more about the event here.

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Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

| May 27, 2015

  FORT WAYNE—Members of the community celebrated the legacy and message of liberation and pride taught by the late Malcolm X—el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz—at a commemorative event, May 19, at Weisser Park Community Center, on what would have been the visionary leader’s 90th birthday. People of all ages marked the important date in history in a […]

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