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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

| October 7, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Days ago, I sat in someone’s office. She began to share with me a little about her life. After hearing about how she once suffered from a stroke, I sat amazed at how few signs of a stroke she lives with, at least visibly. When discussing her take on it, […]

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Thoughts on the Class of ’74 Citywide Reunion

Thoughts on the Class of ’74 Citywide Reunion

| September 19, 2014

Compiled by Vicki Wade and Patricia Bramley The Class of 1974 Citywide Reunion took place on August 29 at Don Hall’s Guesthouse. The Planning Committee included Julius (Romey) and Carol (Babb) Stephens, Regina (Nelson) Moore, Peter Hill, Patricia Bramley, and Kevin and Edna (Hamilton) Clancy. Decorations were by Lorraine Williams Craig while Kenny Reese served […]

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Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

| September 17, 2014

Courtney J. “CB” Barbee, 53 of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Gwen Martin-Barbee; mother, Betty Barbee; children, Brittney (Giovonni) Bailey, Tanesha (Tim) Gray, Jalyce and Richard Martin; brothers, Vincent Tinker, Tracy (Anitta) Barbee and Anthony Brooks; eight grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. […]

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The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

| July 15, 2014

By Brenda Robinson He has been referred to as fake, opportunist, trouble maker, racist, and even a man who preys upon the very people he claims to help.  However, his critics got it wrong.  The Rev. Al Sharpton has historically held America accountable for unfair practices and downright racism.  The most recent incident, a California […]

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The Central Park Jogger case settlement

The Central Park Jogger case settlement

| June 30, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of bitter dispute, a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit stemming from the notorious Central Park Jogger case that a quarter-century ago inflamed racial tensions in New York City and […]

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Former African leaders calls for legalizing low-level drugs

Former African leaders calls for legalizing low-level drugs

| June 25, 2014

  (GIN)—A frank report cited by two former African presidents has called for the decriminalization of minor drug offenses, saying that trafficking, consumption and production is undermining development in West Africa and abetting corruption. Picking up the momentum led by some U.S. governors, the report by a panel of African experts criticized current punitive policies which, […]

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Obituaries: June 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: June 18-24 Edition

| June 17, 2014

George F. Davis Sr., 78, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. Service was Monday, June 9, 2014, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2200 Covington Road, with interment in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Walter Hendrix Sr., passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born on Sept. 7, 1929, in […]

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Voices of UNITY set for Carnegie Hall, ‘three-peat’ in World Choir Games

Voices of UNITY set for Carnegie Hall, ‘three-peat’ in World Choir Games

| June 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s renowned world champion Voices of UNITY youth choir again is set to take its place on the national and world stage with a number of high-profile performances. First, Voices of UNITY is scheduled to performing at the venerable Carnegie Hall—the nation’s perhaps most revered stage—during the choir’s trip to New York, scheduled […]

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One quarter of world’s adult population demonizes Jews

One quarter of world’s adult population demonizes Jews

| May 15, 2014

In a world that likes to think of itself as enlightened, isn’t interesting how many people would rather blame someone for their troubles rather than take responsibility for self? Jews have been accused of “running everything,” but as the elders taught, one has a choice to go along with something or not. Furthermore, we find […]

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