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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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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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