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Ways to close nation’s wealth gap

Ways to close nation’s wealth gap

| March 17, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty and create economic opportunity.  In its report, Treading Water in the Deep End, CFED […]

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Anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps Sr. reportedly at death’s door

Anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps Sr. reportedly at death’s door

| March 16, 2014

We’re sure a lot of of folks will try to read God’s “motives” behind the imminent taking of Fred Phelps. Truth of it is, none of us knows why anyone is “called home”—or where that person’s spirit will end up. Rather, folks might look at a number of issues here, including the incredible polarization of […]

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African hearts swell at Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar prize

| March 7, 2014

(GIN)—The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named—the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o—for her role in the Hollywood feature “12 Years a Slave.” Nigerian journalist Bim Adewunmi, writing in The Guardian, was one of many Africans covering the long night of prizes and accolades and […]

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BBC News – Venezuela’s Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama

BBC News – Venezuela’s Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama

| March 6, 2014

Venezuela’s Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama Protests against President Maduro have continued as Venezuela marks the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, has broken diplomatic relations and frozen economic ties with Panama. The decision comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of American […]

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Words of the Week—Science does NOT refute God

| February 28, 2014

By Minister Jason Malveaux Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel Great thinkers deny the existence of Almighty God only to replace Him with almighty science. Findings are quoted with religious fervor and science is quoted as if it were a great prophet or holy writ. God is called to defend Himself against […]

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Crime & Safety Briefs: Feb. 26 Edition

| February 20, 2014

  Five injured in car chase, shootout FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:31 a.m., Feb. 16, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 1800 block of Fox Point Trail on an unknown problem after the initial callers were not answering the call taker’s questions, to specifically describe the problem. Upon arrival, officers located two adult […]

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Photo gallery: Garry Hamilton sworn in

Photo gallery: Garry Hamilton sworn in

| January 10, 2014

Garry Hamilton is sworn along with a new slate of high-ranking public safety officials in front of a capacity crowd and live television cameras.

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OPERATION StudentNomics

OPERATION StudentNomics

| December 15, 2013

My plan to fix the Black Community and broader Fort Wayne issues is to use the 1712 Willie Lynch social problem as an educational opportunity for middle and high school students to become involved in TV productions.

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Obituaries: Nov. 27 edition

Obituaries: Nov. 27 edition

| November 27, 2013

• Brandon “Bam” Dock
• Arthur Henry Dupree
• Freddie Joe Gaines
• Viola (Hambright) Harrison
• Eric Paschall

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Book review: Serafina’s Promise

Book review: Serafina’s Promise

| October 25, 2013

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez  You’ve got a dream. Every kid does, but yours is special.  You want to be a football player someday, or a star onstage. Maybe your dream is to visit Europe, drive a hot car, be an astronaut, buy your own house, ride a horse, write a book, or help […]

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