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Indiana, cultivate energy efficiency, electric fairness to all

Indiana, cultivate energy efficiency, electric fairness to all

| July 13, 2015

By Denise Abdul-Rahman, BS, MBA, HCM, HIS We are embarking on a new era of Energy Democracy and “We, the people, in order to form a more perfect union” want a Just Energy Choice. Indiana state policies and our electric utilities are driven to use fossil fuel energy to power the industrial plants. There lies our dilemma. These decisions […]

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Seven of nine wounded in McCulloch Street shooting identified

Seven of nine wounded in McCulloch Street shooting identified

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The seven adults wounded in the shooting investigation in 1400 block of MCCulloch Street July 5, 2015 have been identified: • Cicara Moore, 19 • Aliya MCCowan, 20 • Freddie Jones, 20 • Miguel Menifee, 21 • Derrick Carlisle, 2 • Anthony Howard, 21 • Shantrell Moore, 23 The two additional victims, both males […]

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Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

| July 9, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Has the pernicious fiction that there was something honorable about the Confederate rebellion–treason in the defense of slavery, as one observer so trenchantly put it recently–finally been irredeemably shredded? History is being made now. Not just “ordinary” history, but momentous history. The kind of history that […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Racism in America

THE RELIGION CORNER: Racism in America

| July 9, 2015

By the Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Courtesy of Lyndia Grant In recent weeks, it was as though we were reliving Sept. 15, 1963, all over again, when a bomb blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four African American girls during church […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

| July 1, 2015

Courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—On behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter, we celebrate and send heartfelt appreciation to the community for your financial support in helping us bless four college-bound students with our Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Because […]

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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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