Spiritual Matters

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

| April 18, 2015

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was […]

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New Zion to open Wellness Center

New Zion to open Wellness Center

| April 16, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The congregation of New Zion Tabernacle, 1835 Spring St., is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 2 p.m., April 19 at their new Wellness Center. The center is designed to address the whole person- mind, body and spirit “so that our community is healthy and living out our divine purpose,” […]

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Freedom Worship Center offers ‘Comforting Time for Those Left Behind’

Freedom Worship Center offers ‘Comforting Time for Those Left Behind’

| April 16, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Freedom Worship Center, 5821 S Anthony Blvd. (Inside the League for The Blind) is scheduled to present their Fourth Annual Mother to Mother Luncheon at 11 a.m., April 25. The theme for the Mothers Day Event luncheon is  “A Comforting Time for Those Left Behind,” presented in hope of providing comfort for those experiencing […]

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Obituaries: April 15-21 Edition

Obituaries: April 15-21 Edition

| April 15, 2015

 

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‘Religious freedom’ scams

‘Religious freedom’ scams

| April 15, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots. Worried by recent steady march of federal court decisions advancing the right of gays and lesbians to marry, forces in Arkansas and Indiana tried to copy the Supreme Court majority’s flim-flam maneuver of last year in the Hobby Lobby case: By asserting a […]

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Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

| April 14, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Participants in the HackonomicsTV Fort Wayne City Council Candidates forum addressed Indiana Governor Mike Pence shortly after he first signed RFRA into Indiana Law—before Pence backtracked by asking legislators to write an amendment “clarifying” the intent of the bill. This is what they had to say: Cathy Cross, City Council At-Large: […]

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‘Holy-Day’ love!

‘Holy-Day’ love!

| April 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Last week, one of my best friends posted something quite interesting on Facebook. She sent out a reminder that Resurrection Sunday was approaching and that those “CME Saints” would be coming. At first I didn’t recognize the acronym, but a quick inquiry from a few friends taught me what was […]

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Obituaries: April 8-14 Edition

Obituaries: April 8-14 Edition

| April 8, 2015

Arthur J. “Mack” Moore, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

| April 8, 2015

By the Rev. Amos C. Brown NNPA Guest Columnist Easter was last Sunday, but Rev. the Franklin Graham is still wiping egg off his face. In an unintentionally insensitive Facebook post on March 12, the hugely influential white evangelist ignored the existence of racial bias by law enforcement in the U.S. by suggesting the easy […]

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Obituary: Deon Lamar Stewart

Obituary: Deon Lamar Stewart

| April 3, 2015

Deon Lamar Stewart was born April 4, 1978, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Delores M. Stewart and Thomas E. Morgan. He was called home to glory at 3:40 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. Deon obeyed the Gospel at an early age and was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church of Christ. Occasionally, […]

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