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Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

| July 26, 2016
Man found dead in truck; foul play not suspected

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:23 A.M., July 23, officers with the Fort Wayne Police department received a call for service regarding an unresponsive adult male, not breathing, in a blue Dodge pickup truck in the 800 block of Walnut St. The man was located in the cab area of the pickup truck laying across the seats. […]

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Man arrested after traffic stop, warrant search on home

| July 26, 2016
Man arrested after traffic stop, warrant search on home

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 8 a.m., July 21,the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant for narcotics in the 600 block of Third Street.  The target of the warrant, 39-year-old Marlon Cole, was taken into custody in a traffic stop, after he left the […]

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Man killed in motorcycle crash

| July 26, 2016
Man killed in motorcycle crash

FORT WAYNE—Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a motorcycle accident in the intersection of Hessen Cassel and Homedale Drive at approximately 5:15 p.m. , July 18. Once on scene they found an unresponsive man down in the intersection. He was pronounced dead by fire and medic personnel upon their […]

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Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

| July 24, 2016
Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

By Jim Wallis Courtesy of Sojourners If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not. Such a man would be denounced by Christians […]

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Hillary Clinton up close

| July 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton up close

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close and personal, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to get […]

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Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

| July 23, 2016
Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

By Hill Harper (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.” That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions […]

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Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

| July 22, 2016
Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I work in a small accounting office of 16 people. We sit in cubicles very close to one another and we have more men than women. This is important to share as I explain my situation: I have a problem with one of my co-workers. She’s […]

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The two greatest commandments

| July 22, 2016
The two greatest commandments

By Jackie Wall By authority and approval of Bishop Joe Swanson PRAISE YAHSHUA!! Picture this, it’s Feb. 10, Wednesday, about 5 p.m., 25 degrees, windy with snow flurries.  I drove into Southtown Mall for gas.  This is on the south end of our river city, Fort Wayne, Ind.  There at Wendy’s at the light was […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016
Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

| July 21, 2016
Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him lead dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. As the supercilious Paul Ryan called for “decorum” […]

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