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Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills cook up juicy TV

| March 10, 2015

Real Housewives of Atlanta were sassy, sarcastic and sneaky this week but the Housewives of Beverly Hills served up the spiciest meal.

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Mike Downs Center sponsors showing of civil rights films at Cinema Center

| March 10, 2015
Mike Downs Center sponsors showing of civil rights films at Cinema Center

FORT WAYNE—The Mike Downs Center for Indiana politics is sponsoring a one-time showing of the documentaries,”No Easy Walk: 1961-1963″ and “A Bridge to Freedom” at 7 p.m., March 17 at the Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St A discussion with writer a director James A. Devinney and IPFW Associate Professor Quinton Dixie is scheduled to […]

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Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

| March 10, 2015
Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently announced that Juanita Tolbert has been chosen as the organization’s new executive director. Tolbert has been a volunteer at the organization for the past five years and has served in several capacities including mentor, home-school coordinator and youth director. Tolbert is a retired teacher/administrator and holds an Early Childhood Education […]

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Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

| March 9, 2015
Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

Those of us who could read between the lines (including MOST of the few of us still aligned with Republicans from the days it was the “liberal” party) knew that Brother Powell was having misgivings about a good number of folks who claimed to be his political friends and allies. We could even see it […]

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Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon: University President Severs Ties With Frat, ‘Couldn’t Sleep’ After Racist Video – ABC News

| March 9, 2015
Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon: University President Severs Ties With Frat, ‘Couldn’t Sleep’ After Racist Video – ABC News

Is it really 2015? “Racism is alive at the University of Oklahoma”—no, it wasn’t “traditional” black leaders or even masses of protestors in the street saying. No, it was a white university president telling another hard truth in the U.S. Kudos to Oklahoma University President David Boren for swift action which included ordering the university […]

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Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

| March 9, 2015
Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Bill McGill joined with Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead the local commemoration march on March 8, marking the 50 year anniversary of the tragic “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala. On March 7, 1965 a multiracial group of nonviolent civil rights protesters, seeking voting rights for African […]

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‘Let Her Sing’ women empowerment event holds crowdfunding campaign to expand to eight U.S. cities

| March 9, 2015
‘Let Her Sing’ women empowerment event holds crowdfunding campaign to expand to eight U.S. cities

FORT WAYNE—Let Her Sing, a renowned Fort Wayne-based women empowerment event, is holding a crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign to take the program across eight cities in the U.S., with the powerful slogan, “Clear the noise, walk in power” symbolizing their aim. Let Her Sing is a movement of freedom and empowerment for women. Through support, knowledge and […]

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The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

| March 9, 2015
The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015
Democrats still searching for winning formula

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling makes Selma a ‘footnote’

| March 7, 2015
Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling makes Selma a ‘footnote’

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As Washington lawmakers, local officials and activists were preparing to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to observe the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., some civil rights leaders were wanting them to remember that voting rights are still under attack. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., […]

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