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White racism affects more than blacks

White racism affects more than blacks

| June 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In the context of the responses to the lynchings of African Americans by police and racist citizenry, greater and much needed attention has been focused on the question of race and racism in the U.S. Particular attention has been raised about the historic and current oppression and demonization of […]

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Nigerian journalist shows mettle in unexpected face to face with Mugabe

Nigerian journalist shows mettle in unexpected face to face with Mugabe

(GIN)–A popular TV journalist caught visiting President Robert Mugabe of guard with a line of tough questioning at the recent inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. President Mugabe, looking frail and under the weather, had been surrounded by bodyguards in a convoy caught in traffic while approaching the inauguration ceremonies. In one unguarded moment, the […]

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Spotlight on Essie Mae Springer—89 years old and holding|

Spotlight on Essie Mae Springer—89 years old and holding|

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have the opportunity to bring their mother, grandmother and great grandmother a whole lot of beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as they all gather together, in the name of love, to celebrate her life.  It […]

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Debutantes mark stellar year with ball at Grand Wayne Center

Debutantes mark stellar year with ball at Grand Wayne Center

| June 2, 2015

FORT WAYNE—March 28 was a landmark day for some of the Summit City’s finest examples of young womanhood. It was on that evening that Ladies With Purpose hosted the 14th biennial “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. Held every other year, the Cotillion is designed to promote scholarship and excellence […]

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Minniefields celebrate 60 years of love, marriage

Minniefields celebrate 60 years of love, marriage

| May 28, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—When everything else fades away, one thing remains—true love, as one local couple can attest to after six decades of marriage. On June 3, 2015, Alice and Paul Minniefield Jr. of Fort Wayne will mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple married June 3, 1955 at Mr. Minniefield’s parents’ home at 541 E. Masterson […]

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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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