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AARP to hold monthly meeting Jan. 8

| December 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation on at 2 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Linda Dunno, AARP District 3 Representative, and Curt Sylvester, former State Liaison, are scheduled to deliver an […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Jesus is coming back!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Jesus is coming back!

| December 10, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Jesus is coming back!” Many ministers use this phrase in reference to the return of Jesus to earth to gather the saints of God. How we as believers understand this phrase often depends on how it has been taught to us. What does the phrase “Jesus is coming back” mean […]

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Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ dead at 78

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ dead at 78

| December 2, 2014

By Avis Thomas-Lester and Ruben Castaneda Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Nov. 23 at the District’s United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital. He was 78. His death was […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| November 20, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and, therefore, those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

| November 12, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? In this thing called life we must cherish every moment of it as if it were our last because it very well could be. That’s why it’s so important to take time out and enjoy the beauty of others who are brought into our lives without prejudice, malice, jealousy […]

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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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