Special Reports

Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

| June 26, 2014

A well-known newspaper that’s been around for 45 years may cease to exist. The publisher of “Frost Illustrated” says thousands of dollars were stolen, which has put the weekly newspaper in the red.

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Thomas N. Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’

Thomas N. Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’

| June 26, 2014

Activist spouts overlooked “four-letter” words to make a point By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (NNPA)—Rapidly-expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer. Speaking […]

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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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Traditional parental roles changing

Traditional parental roles changing

| June 25, 2014

Fathers changing how they interact in family By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But, that picture has always been a […]

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Community Foundation distributes $919,155 in grants this quarter

| June 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $919,155 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: Allen County Education Partnership ($35,000)—Literacy program for kindergarten through third grade children; Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($25,000)—Arts and cultural programs; Blue Jacket ($10,000)—Computers, printers, and network equipment; Boy Scouts of […]

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New report: Blacks ‘beyond broke’

New report: Blacks ‘beyond broke’

| June 7, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The growing racial wealth gap—$200 in median wealth for blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for whites—threatens national economic security in the U.S., according to a recent report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions. “When it comes to the racial gap in liquid wealth, African Americans and Latinos […]

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Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

| June 4, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s brightest were center stage last week when the Fort Wayne Urban League inducted  more than two dozen young people into the National Urban League’s National Achiever Society. This year,  the Society honored 27 local middle and high school students from both city and county  schools during a ceremony at Turner […]

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NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

| June 3, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked the Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas,  as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP. But Haynes wasn’t the favorite of Julian Bond, then chairman […]

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Wells Fargo to lend $100 Billion to small businesses by 2018

Wells Fargo to lend $100 Billion to small businesses by 2018

| May 30, 2014

By Deepak Chitnis Special to the NNPA from New America Media NEW YORK—Wells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at budding entrepreneurs looking to help their small businesses grow, entitled Wells Fargo Works for Small Business. The initiative was unveiled at the first-ever South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAY WE) conference that […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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