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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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Spotlight on the movie ‘Moves Gettin’ Made—Money Gettin’ Made’

Spotlight on the movie ‘Moves Gettin’ Made—Money Gettin’ Made’

| November 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? You may remember two of these young men, from a couple of years ago, when they were spotlighted because they opened a new recording studio and within that spotlight, they shared of a movie that they were putting together that would capture some of Fort Wayne’s finest artist.  Well, […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford—Part 2

Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford—Part 2

| October 30, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Indiana was beginning to change. The Hoosier Minority Chamber of Commerce was taking form with the moral support of the Concerned Clergy and Indiana Legislative Black Caucus led by the efforts of State Representative Bill Crawford. We got the two major utility companies in Indianapolis to come into compliance […]

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A trembling heart is a troubled heart

A trembling heart is a troubled heart

| October 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Let us say, that you are at home and a loved one suddenly complains of chest discomfort and falls suddenly to the floor. Most likely, the person is experiencing cardiac arrest. In other words, the heart begins to tremble, which means that it is incapable of pumping oxygenated blood to […]

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One student dead, one injured as shooting at TSU grabs national attention

One student dead, one injured as shooting at TSU grabs national attention

| October 27, 2015

By Tyler Doggett and Jeffrey Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times On October 9, Texas Southern University (TSU), a historically black university in Houston, Texas, was placed on lockdown after a shooting near the campus that claimed the life of one student and severely injured another. The student, 18-year-old […]

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Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71

Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71

| October 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most versatile musicians made his transition recently. Thomas “Socrates” Brown, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Brown was one a family of talented and well-known area family of musicians, which includes his brothers Ted, Donald “Don,” Richard “Dick” and James “Jim as well as nephews […]

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