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Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

| August 19, 2015
Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn., into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson were frequent guests. During […]

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Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

| August 19, 2015
Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins—both of them of the GOP’s own creation. One, of course, is Donald Trump, the wealthy demagogue who is leading the crowded GOP primary field precisely because he doesn’t have any “platform” […]

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No place to call home

| August 19, 2015
No place to call home

Assisted living center accused of mistreatment abandons man in ER By Norman J. Dotson Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Falsely accused of attempting to commit suicide, deaf and blind man Ahmed Al Ghazawi spent a little over a week living in a chair at a psychiatric emergency center after being illegally removed […]

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Verizon’s Wireless network ranked No. 1 for speed, data performance in Indiana

| August 19, 2015
Verizon’s Wireless network ranked No. 1 for speed, data performance in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon customers in Indiana are enjoying all of the benefits of America’s most reliable network, according to the Indiana RootScore® Report conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. Additionally, this marks the fourth consecutive time Verizon’s wireless network has been acknowledged as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers in the U.S. Scores are based on […]

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Saudi Temple #50, Saudi Court #121 Back to School Giveaway

| August 19, 2015
Saudi Temple #50, Saudi Court #121 Back to School Giveaway

By Sheila Curry Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Saudi Temple #50, Saudi Court #121 Back to School Event has grown over the past seven years, serving more than 200 elementary kids in need with free school supplies each year. The year’s event was held Aug. 8 at Bowser Park with a crowd of people from […]

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Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

| August 19, 2015
Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

By Jeanie Summerville Youth For Unity is a program for life with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne and involves all ages. This program helps young people to see themselves as unique and special individuals by educating them about diversity and tolerance. Through it, they hope to combat prejudice, bigotry and discrimination in […]

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Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

| August 19, 2015
Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Isabella Wilkins was called home to glory at the age of 63 on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at home. A native of Uniontown, Ala., she retired from Mattel Power Wheels and was a faithful member of East Chestnut Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by father, Lucious […]

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James, Mary Lowery celebrate golden anniversary

| August 19, 2015
James, Mary Lowery celebrate golden anniversary

FORT WAYNE—It has been a golden year for James and Mary Williams Lowery. The couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of freinds and family. Married June 26, 1965 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, the Lowerys are the parents of three sons: James (Jennifer), Dumond (Juliet) and Dante (Leslie Miller-Lowery). […]

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resistance matters

| August 18, 2015
resistance matters

they knew that if the slaves developed a common sense of identity through african culture and traditions, they would be more likely to join together and rebel against their owners.—portcitiesbristol:     resistance matters © 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa AUDIO: resistance matters @ https://rootfolks.bandcamp.com/   big mike brown went down a year ago august 9, felled by […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015
Black lives should matter to black killers, too

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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