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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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Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

| February 10, 2016

Bettye J. Moore, 65, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1950. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Jeffery (Angie) Moore  and Christopher (Melissa) Moore  of Fort Wayne; daughter, Callene (Leotis) Warren and Nawannda Moore of Fort Wayne; step brother, Eddie (Martha Jean) Carlisle; sister-in-law,  Paulene Carlisle, both of Gary, Ind. Service […]

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Police shoot armed car theft suspect

Police shoot armed car theft suspect

| January 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:38 a.m., Jan. 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Marathon gas station located at 422 Spring St. in reference to a stolen vehicle investigation. During the subsequent investigation, officers received additional information which led them to a residence located in the 1600 block of Third Street. As […]

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Malawi prison band Grammy nominee

Malawi prison band Grammy nominee

| December 22, 2015

(GIN)—With voices as gentle as angels, inmates at a maximum prison in Malawi have recorded an album which could capture top prize at the upcoming Grammys. “I Have No Everything Here” was recorded at Malawi’s Zomba prison and is among the first batch of nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Slotted for Best World […]

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Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

| December 21, 2015

By Nicole Beilke Special to the NNPA News Wire from Media Milwaukee The forum titled “The Relationship between Communities of Color and the Police Department” was summed up perfectly by panelist Angela Walker when she said that the problem in Milwaukee is that there isn’t a relationship. Many nods, snaps and murmurs of affirmation followed […]

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Ethiopians in U.S. protest mistreatment of Oromos

Ethiopians in U.S. protest mistreatment of Oromos

| December 15, 2015

(GIN)—The U.S.-based community of Oromos—an ethnic group from Ethiopia—is demanding an end to U.S. support for the Ethiopian government which, they say, has been seizing land from local farmers without compensating them. A police crackdown on the Oromos—Ethiopia’s largest community—has left dozens of students  injured and several  killed over the past few weeks, according to […]

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Investing in the education of students of color benefits all Americans

Investing in the education of students of color benefits all Americans

| December 8, 2015

By Jamal Hagler Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Center for American Progress As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, it is vitally important that the updated law address the significant achievement gaps that plague the nation’s most underserved populations: students of color and low-income students. Providing […]

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Gala attendees talk role models for youth

Gala attendees talk role models for youth

| December 2, 2015

By Eric Hackley These interviews will be featured in an upcoming Self-Empowerment Book centered on students who attend the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program.   Interview with Paulina Williams-Washington, former middle and high school HackonomicsTV student interviewer/activist is now a nurse, educator and grandmother. Eric Hackley: I’m so glad to see you tonight. […]

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Study pre-k students get warm gift of love from their ‘Nana’

Study pre-k students get warm gift of love from their ‘Nana’

| November 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Students in a local pre-kindergarten program went home with more than just warm feelings about school last week, thanks to the generosity of a well-known community worker. On Friday, Nov. 13, local legendary seamstress Loretta Loy—better known as Nana of Nana’s Creations Made With Love & Imperfections—donated a number of her iconic children’s blankets […]

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