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FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:26 a.m., Aug. 14, Fort Wayne police responded to the 6300 block of Bluffton Road in reference to a 911 call reporting a head-on collision involving a Fort Wayne Community Schools box truck and a passenger vehicle. On arrival, officers observed that the driver of the passenger vehicle, an adult male, was […]

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GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

| August 12, 2015

Conservative debate host displays hypocrisy in defense of Megyn Kelly By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump […]

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United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The United Negro College Fund Fort Wayne Leadership Council is scheduled to hold its 2015 Annual Scholarship Program Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at Indiana Tech Law School, 1600 Washington Blvd. The scholarship program reception will recognize and celebrate this year’s UNCF Fort Wayne Scholarship recipients. The Fort Wayne Scholarship […]

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Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

| August 10, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced recently. Officer Ray Tensing, 25, was indicted in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, whom he’d pulled over for not […]

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America is still a lie

America is still a lie

| August 10, 2015

By Oscar Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist In the depths of the Cold War that raged in the early 1960s, the USSR was scoring points against the United States in the court of world opinion because the world could witness how hollow and hypocritical was the pronouncement that in America, “We hold these truths to be […]

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Time is right to establish Universal African Flag Day, exonerate Marcus Garvey

Time is right to establish Universal African Flag Day, exonerate Marcus Garvey

| August 7, 2015

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Aug. 17 will mark the 128th birthday of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the visionary Jamaican-born leader who built the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) into the largest mass movement for liberation in the history of Africans in America and perhaps the world. As such, I have long […]

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Important messages in music, songs, dance

Important messages in music, songs, dance

| August 5, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin When I read in Frost that The Philadelphia Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was going to be in Indianapolis during the time that I would be there for a workshop, I said: “I will travel a day ahead a time.”  For like the O’Jays, “I love music; any kind of music.” However, […]

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Obituaries: August 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: August 5-11 Edition

| August 5, 2015

James Edward Austion, departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2015. Yvonne D. Cole-Knowles, 52, departed this life on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Percy Nathaniel Dance, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The Rev. Calvin C. Martin, 88, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in […]

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Attacking economic racism

Attacking economic racism

| August 2, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial […]

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Out of sight—sulfites

Out of sight—sulfites

| July 29, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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