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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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Horticulture on the Road series offers workshops on popular garden topics

Horticulture on the Road series offers workshops on popular garden topics

| March 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Ricky Kemery, Allen County Horticulture Extension Educator and popular radio personality, is scheduled to offer workshops on a wide variety of important gardening topics in 2016.  All workshops are free and open to the public held at various library branches throughout Allen County. All seminars begin at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled workshops are: • April […]

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4th Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

4th Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

| March 16, 2016

By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Debra Faye Williams-Robbins delivered a riveting and move-to-action speech during Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter’s Fourth Annual Women’s History Month Brunch on March 12 at Link’s Wonderland, sponsored by Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield. More than 140 people came out to celebrate the achievements […]

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‘A messenger of God to the people he serves’

‘A messenger of God to the people he serves’

| March 4, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers The first part of this story about Father Fredy Angel, a 41-year-old originally from Colombia, told how he thought he’d reached his dream of becoming a missionary rural priest when he was assigned to Queen of Peace parish in Lakeland, Georgia…but he found that low attendance was matched by […]

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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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