Special Reports

County official, Baldwin Creek management speak out on evacuation—Part 2 of 2

County official, Baldwin Creek management speak out on evacuation—Part 2 of 2

| July 1, 2015

By Eunice Tabron-Booker Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE–On June 11, dozens of residents of Baldwin Creek Apartments were stunned to learn they were being given just hours to evacuate their apartments after local government officials shut down a number of buildings there due to dangerous sewage issues. Anger, chaos and sometimes conflicting stories ensued […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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From father to foot soldier

From father to foot soldier

| June 28, 2015

By Penny Dickerson Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Father’s Day celebrations are tough for Ron Davis. The June holiday reserved for Hallmark cards and the gifting of new ties has remained solemn since the Nov. 23, 2012 death of his 17-year-old son, Jordan. Davis said spent Father’s Day clutching the final letter […]

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‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

| June 26, 2015

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA “Most women say there is no greater pain than to bear a child, I say there is no greater pain than to bury one.”—Andrea Clark, founder, Mothers of Murdered Children DETROIT–Three Detroit youth were shot in one incident last month. One died. Two were critically wounded. Their ages […]

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Sewage forces residents from apartment complex

Sewage forces residents from apartment complex

| June 17, 2015

Fort Wayne—The scene was frantic last week as scores of residents found themselves forced to leave their homes at Baldwin Creek Apartments. On June 11, residents were informed that they had just hours to grab any essentials and evacuate the premises due to unfit living conditions caused by raw sewage backup in basements of several […]

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Homeless alliance redefines community

Homeless alliance redefines community

| June 16, 2015

By Mike McGee Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner “Will work for food,” “Why lie? Need money for weed,” “Sorry for being a bum.” Tattered cardboard signs being held by homeless people across the nation relate the attitudes, humor and frustrations of the men and women who display them, explained Willie Baronet during […]

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Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

| June 12, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–More than 1.9 million black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality and poor […]

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Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds

Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds

| June 1, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for legislation […]

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Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

| April 22, 2015

An open letter to unarmed African Americans By Orrin Hudson Special to Frost Illustrated by permission of the author I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, […]

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Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

| April 21, 2015

Compiled by Dr. John Aden of the African/African American Historical Society Museum Why Celebrate Central High School’s Legacy? Fort Wayne’s Central High School (1922-1971) boasts one of the city’s powerful historical narratives. In Fort Wayne’s past, this high school wielded considerable influence in terms of academic excellence, athletic dominance and the desegregation of secondary education […]

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