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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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Huge archive of famed African photographers recall groundbreaking work

Huge archive of famed African photographers recall groundbreaking work

| April 19, 2016

(GIN)—The vast archives of two remarkable photographers from West Africa who passed this year will ensure that authentic images of African life will be their legacy to future generations. The images radically depart from the clichés of colonialism. Malick Sidibé, whose pictures of Mali’s youth conveyed the high-spirited feeling of a country that has just […]

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A View of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman through my lens

A View of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman through my lens

| April 14, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Yes, reading is fundamental, joyous and engaging; but, do you really grasp that which you read and understand that many times art mirrors life, and authors, even novelists, address the issues of their time. With that said, remember as Emily Dickinson says: “There is no frigate like a book to take us […]

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Blacks voices missing from discussion on Western Sahara

Blacks voices missing from discussion on Western Sahara

| April 9, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I was thrilled to hear that there would be a hearing on Capitol Hill regarding the human rights situation in the Western Sahara. The “Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission,” co-chaired by Congressman Joseph Pitts and Congressman James McGovern, along with Commission member Congressman John Conyers, hosted the […]

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