FORT WAYNE—On June 28, The Rescue Mission will launch an initiative aimed at addressing panhandling and homelessness during the 5th Annual South Side Fest. Panhandling and homelessness are serious issues in many urban areas, and Fort Wayne is no exception. “Seeing someone holding a cardboard sign on the street makes us feel uncomfortable. Do we […]
Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]