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Race Chats: Walking upon sacred ground

Race Chats: Walking upon sacred ground

| April 5, 2015

By Bentley de Bardelaben Recently, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked baristas at his 12,000 coffee houses to begin conversations about race with their customers. They were asked to inscribe the hashtag #RaceTogether on cups of coffee and engage in a conversation with customers as they awaited their beverage. While these actions may have been well-intentioned, […]

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I had a heart attack

I had a heart attack

| April 3, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it? It certainly didn’t feel like I had suffered a […]

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Verizon network engineers prepare for 2015 NCAA championship game

Verizon network engineers prepare for 2015 NCAA championship game

| April 2, 2015

Courtesy of Verizon Wireless INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon network engineers have been working around the clock to make sure fans attending the 2015 basketball championships at Lucas Oil Stadium will have a positive experience on the Verizon Wireless network. This will be the seventh time Indianapolis—“Circle City”—has hosted the nation’s men’s college basketball event.  In 2014, a record […]

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The Rescue Mission to host Sixth Annual Charis House Gala

| March 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On May 1, The Rescue Mission is scheduled to host the Sixth Annual Charis House Gala live and silent auction to benefit Charis House, the Mission’s shelter for homeless women and children. This year’s theme is “Real Hope Through Real Change”. The event is scheduled to take place at the Ceruti’s Banquet and Event […]

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Six local liquor stores hit by bogus credit card schemer

Six local liquor stores hit by bogus credit card schemer

| March 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in surveillance photographs from various Cap N Cork stores in the city. The suspect is alleged to have used stolen or fake credit cards and IDs to make the purchases. According to police reports, the thefts happened […]

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LBJ’s defenders cheapen his accomplishments

LBJ’s defenders cheapen his accomplishments

| March 18, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African Americans and poor people than any modern president. But, his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments, which is an insult to the people–black and white–who lost their lives fighting for civil rights. The first and most obnoxious […]

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Photos: Union Baptist Church’s Selma viewing

Photos: Union Baptist Church’s Selma viewing

| March 17, 2015

Click here to read about UBC youth events, including the Selma showing.

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

| February 19, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]

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