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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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Does President Obama even care about black people?

Does President Obama even care about black people?

| April 7, 2016

Black women ignored in Supreme Court nominations By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist During the past seven plus years, I have been extremely critical of President Obama’s willful neglect and callous disregard for the black community. Blacks have been the single, largest voting block for Obama; giving him 96 percent and 94 percent of […]

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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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Horticulture on the Road series offers workshops on popular garden topics

Horticulture on the Road series offers workshops on popular garden topics

| March 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Ricky Kemery, Allen County Horticulture Extension Educator and popular radio personality, is scheduled to offer workshops on a wide variety of important gardening topics in 2016.  All workshops are free and open to the public held at various library branches throughout Allen County. All seminars begin at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled workshops are: • April […]

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4th Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

4th Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

| March 16, 2016

By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Debra Faye Williams-Robbins delivered a riveting and move-to-action speech during Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter’s Fourth Annual Women’s History Month Brunch on March 12 at Link’s Wonderland, sponsored by Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield. More than 140 people came out to celebrate the achievements […]

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‘A messenger of God to the people he serves’

‘A messenger of God to the people he serves’

| March 4, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers The first part of this story about Father Fredy Angel, a 41-year-old originally from Colombia, told how he thought he’d reached his dream of becoming a missionary rural priest when he was assigned to Queen of Peace parish in Lakeland, Georgia…but he found that low attendance was matched by […]

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Blackonomics: Hillary, Bernie discover, rediscover black people

Blackonomics: Hillary, Bernie discover, rediscover black people

| March 1, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has reopened the “leading blacks” vault to rediscover their loyalty and willingness to present her to […]

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Helping families find wholeness, holiness

Helping families find wholeness, holiness

| February 12, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers  Let me tell you about a remarkable woman named Cubby LaHood. She died of cancer a few weeks ago, at the young age of 59, near her home in suburban Washington, D.C. I read about her in the pages of the Catholic Standard in a story by Mark Zimmermann, the […]

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