Spiritual Matters

Local seamstress blankets area children with loving gifts

Local seamstress blankets area children with loving gifts

| July 26, 2015

Staff Report FORT WAYNE—Many folks are familiar with the iconic image of Linus carrying his “security blanket” in the Peanuts comic strip and television specials. While the image might give some a chuckle, one local woman said a lot of children in the area don’t have the security of a blanket they can call their […]

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Pastor Moore, Give God An Opportunity Choir to hold fundraiser for woman’s kidney transplant

Pastor Moore, Give God An Opportunity Choir to hold fundraiser for woman’s kidney transplant

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pastor David Moore of Victory Worship Center and Give God An Opportunity Choir is scheduled to present A Life For Monique Washington Kidney Transplant Benefit at 5 p.m., at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3408 Chestnut St., where the Rev. Gonzalee Martin is pastor. Robert Taylor, the visionary, founder and director of Give God An Opportunity […]

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Obituaries: July 22-28 Edition

Obituaries: July 22-28 Edition

| July 22, 2015

Janice Green, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, June 29, 2015. Raymond Lee Moore, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, July 3 2015.

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

| July 16, 2015

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—Black churches, the symbol of sanctuary for tortured black souls, especially in the Southern United States; once the headquarters of the black liberation movement; are once again under attack in the South. And as in decades past when similar rashes of mysterious fires torched […]

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When will I ever be satisfied?

When will I ever be satisfied?

| July 14, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Will I ever be satisfied? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I know that I have asked myself this!It seems that our society promotes a continued quest for more. You know—the newer, the bigger, and the more expensive. Some of us like to think of this as simply an […]

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Access television icon Chief ‘Bob’ Ihrie transitions at 68

Access television icon Chief ‘Bob’ Ihrie transitions at 68

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its pioneering media figures recently, shocking many supporters of public access television in the region. Chief James Robert “Bob” Ihrie passed away July 1. Born June 23, 1947, many in the community knew his work as public access coordinator for Access Fort Wayne—the Allen County Public Library’s public access […]

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Abortion rights issue regains momentum

Abortion rights issue regains momentum

| July 12, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When she was five months pregnant, past the point where she could obtain a legal abortion, 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones of Albany, Ga. ordered prescription abortion pills from a Canadian website. When Jones started feeling pain, she was rushed to the hospital. En route, she delivered the fetus in […]

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Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

| July 12, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church–the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office–to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop is expected to help atone for the church’s failure to take a more active […]

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Nation of Islam planning Million Man March 20th Anniversary

Nation of Islam planning Million Man March 20th Anniversary

| July 10, 2015

By Linda Poulson Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The Nation of Islam is readying plans for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. The event is scheduled to occur on Oct. 10 at the National Mall. While the first event on Oct. 16, 1995, was specifically centered around […]

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