Spiritual Matters

Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

| January 21, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Again, this is not an attempt to proselytize or to shape your thinking regarding religion or spirituality. Rather, this is an attempt to delve into a subject that is often brought up among black folks and used to separate us instead of bring us together around practical economic/public […]

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LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

| January 21, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers Ever thought of Lent as spring training for the soul? The odds are against it, I know, and I admit I’ve never thought of it that way. More important here and now, however, is the fact that Father Joe Breighner not only thought about it, but wrote about it, […]

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Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

| January 20, 2016

Betty Lee Holley, 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Floyd Moore Jr., passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 6, 2016.

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Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

| January 19, 2016

Integrated Fort Wayne swimming pools in the late 1940s; first local black bank exec FORT WAYNE—When William F. Hayden passed away last week, a family lost a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. And, the community lost a quiet champion for civil rights and a pioneer in the modern history of Fort Wayne’s […]

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Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

| January 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most stalwart voices for the cause of civil rights has gone silent. Labor leader, former city councilman and civil rights activist Victure L. Scruggs made his transition on Dec. 27, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne at age 85. Born in Holly Springs, Miss., to the late […]

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City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

| January 18, 2016

Dr. Timothy L. Lake tapped to lead Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—The congregation of Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., is scheduled to install new Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Lake during a special service at 4 p.m., Jan. 24 in the sanctuary of the church. Prior to the celebration, there will be […]

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Civil rights leader Moss to speak at Manchester about the life, teachings of MLK

Civil rights leader Moss to speak at Manchester about the life, teachings of MLK

| January 14, 2016

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind—The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., a nationally respected and influential civil rights and religious leader, will speak at the 48th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance & Rededication Ceremony at Manchester University. The observance commemorates King’s last speech at a college campus. He presented “The Future of Integration” at Manchester on Feb. 1, […]

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Blackonomics: Black consciousness vs. Christianity—Part 1

Blackonomics: Black consciousness vs. Christianity—Part 1

| January 14, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Is it possible to have a black consciousness and be a Christian? Are the terms contradictory? Is “Conscious Christian” an oxymoron? I can hear some of you now, saying, “Uh oh, Jim, you are in deep water with this topic.” That’s fine; this column has not survived for […]

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Thank You

Thank You

| January 13, 2016

The family of Evelyn Reynolds would like to thank everyone for your acts of kindness, presence, gifts and prayers in the celebration of the homegoing of our mother, grandmother and sister-in-law.

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