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Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

(GIN)–In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing. It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008—and feed them at the same time. The “garden-in-a-sack” concept, introduced by the NGO Solidarites International, makes it possible to grow food in small spaces and […]

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Kerry brings promise of $45 million for Kenya’s massive refugee camp

Kerry brings promise of $45 million for Kenya’s massive refugee camp

(GIN)–At a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Secretary of State John F. Kerry this week pledged an extra $45 million for the U.N. which is sheltering over a half million refugees fleeing civil unrest, terrorism and violence in Somalia and South Sudan. The Dadaab refugee camp–the largest in Africa–was threatened with closure after Somali […]

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Popular Nigerian writer headlines at World Voices Fest

Popular Nigerian writer headlines at World Voices Fest

(GIN)–Prize-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is hoping to break down some stereotypes at the upcoming World Voices Festival sponsored by the PEN America free expression group. Chimamanda is the co-curator in the festival which starts from May 4. The author of Purple Hisbiscus, her first book; Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Americanah (2013), […]

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Obituaries: April 22-28 Edition

Obituaries: April 22-28 Edition

| April 22, 2015

Edna Pinkston, of Fort Wayne, departed on Monday, March 30, 2015. Ruth Ann (Carlisle) Warner, lost her battle with cancer at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. She died peacefully at home with her family present.

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Man arrested on felony warrant

Man arrested on felony warrant

| April 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 4 officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to 1009 Buchanan St. on the city’s southeast side on Saturday night. Recovery agents from Markey Bonding had tracked down fugitive William Beamon, 22, of St. Louis Ave., to this address.  When they knocked, they heard his voice on […]

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Race Chats: Walking upon sacred ground

Race Chats: Walking upon sacred ground

| April 5, 2015

By Bentley de Bardelaben Recently, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked baristas at his 12,000 coffee houses to begin conversations about race with their customers. They were asked to inscribe the hashtag #RaceTogether on cups of coffee and engage in a conversation with customers as they awaited their beverage. While these actions may have been well-intentioned, […]

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I had a heart attack

I had a heart attack

| April 3, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it? It certainly didn’t feel like I had suffered a […]

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Verizon network engineers prepare for 2015 NCAA championship game

Verizon network engineers prepare for 2015 NCAA championship game

| April 2, 2015

Courtesy of Verizon Wireless INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon network engineers have been working around the clock to make sure fans attending the 2015 basketball championships at Lucas Oil Stadium will have a positive experience on the Verizon Wireless network. This will be the seventh time Indianapolis—“Circle City”—has hosted the nation’s men’s college basketball event.  In 2014, a record […]

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The Rescue Mission to host Sixth Annual Charis House Gala

| March 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On May 1, The Rescue Mission is scheduled to host the Sixth Annual Charis House Gala live and silent auction to benefit Charis House, the Mission’s shelter for homeless women and children. This year’s theme is “Real Hope Through Real Change”. The event is scheduled to take place at the Ceruti’s Banquet and Event […]

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Six local liquor stores hit by bogus credit card schemer

Six local liquor stores hit by bogus credit card schemer

| March 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in surveillance photographs from various Cap N Cork stores in the city. The suspect is alleged to have used stolen or fake credit cards and IDs to make the purchases. According to police reports, the thefts happened […]

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