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African Union unveils new Pan-African passport

African Union unveils new Pan-African passport

| July 20, 2016

(GIN)—National leaders at the African Union summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, last week were presented with a prototype of the long-awaited Pan-African passport. “We’ve been overwhelmed by requests and enquiries of other ministers, officials and African citizens to share in this privilege of holding an African passport,” said AU Commissioner Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. It is hoped […]

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Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

| July 18, 2016

Slain shooter had expressed anger over bullying, police shootings of blacks From various sources BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, American streets once again have erupted in deadly violence directed at law enforcement officials. According to various news reports, at about 8:40 a.m., Sunday morning, […]

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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awards $20,000 Grant to Super Shot Inc.

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awards $20,000 Grant to Super Shot Inc.

| July 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Super Shot Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. These funds will be used to support the organization’s community immunization clinics and education programs. Through the support of location foundations, like the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, companies and individuals in […]

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Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

| June 12, 2016

Court does not make phone calls, demand payments for missed jury duty ALLEN COUNTY—A persistent scam involving phone calls claiming that the recipient has missed jury duty and owes a fine have surfaced again in Allen County. The calls have been reported this week and originate from a 260 area code telephone number. An individual […]

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Rwanda genocide survivors, their gift to all women, seen in new film

Rwanda genocide survivors, their gift to all women, seen in new film

(GIN)—The outlines of the Rwandan genocide are known by many. The time it took place (April to July 1994), the troubling silence of the international community, the number of those brutally murdered (as many as 800,000 mostly of the Tutsi minority and some Hutus) and the ever-debated questions—what could turn a people against their neighbor […]

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Obituaries: June 1-7, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 1-7, 2016 Edition

| June 1, 2016

Cherie Somerville, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. Cherie was born in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Preston and Evelyn Somerville. She graduated from New Haven High School in 1963. She was a retiree of GTE. She loved most to talk and visit with family and friends. She was a […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

| May 26, 2016

Self-knowledge a key to liberation By Eric D. Hackley After my first conversation with Brother Sage of South Bend, Ind., he told me months ago that he had a former student whom he wanted me to meet and interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services […]

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Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

| May 16, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of life: education, employment, housing, public accommodations and voting to name a few. To remedy discriminatory practices and policies, a series of federal and state laws were enacted over several decades to guarantee […]

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Obituaries: April 27-May 3, 2016

Obituaries: April 27-May 3, 2016

| April 27, 2016

Brenda Lee Beasley, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at home. A memorial gathering was held April 21, 2016, at 2224 Oliver St. Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons. Yatmon “Yates” Cole Sr., 85, of Fort Wayne, our be loved father, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at home. Leila […]

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Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

| April 19, 2016

By Lisa Vives (GIN)—The death toll in Ecuador’s African coastal communities continues to rise as rescuers dig for survivors of a massive earthquake in the region’s battered villages. On Monday, reports from Esmeraldas, called the birthplace of Afro-Hispanic culture, estimated that over 400 people died in the quake that sent buildings tumbling and roads buckling. […]

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