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Metro Youth Sports Jamboree for Aug. 20

| August 10, 2016
Metro Youth Sports Jamboree for Aug. 20

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports Inc. is scheduled to celebrate its 43rd Anniversary Jamboree, Aug. 20 at Paul Harding Jr. High School, 6501 Wayne Trace. Kick off time is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Please contact Jim Winters for more information at (260) 414-7055.

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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016
The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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St. John MBC celebrates 91st anniversary

| August 10, 2016
St. John MBC celebrates 91st anniversary

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor/Servant Frederick Alexander Sleet, is celebrating the 91st anniversary of the church’s founding. As part of the celebration, the church recently hosted a special worship service with Pastor David and First Lady Fernanda Edwards of Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church of Gary, Indiana as special […]

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Alcohol and old lace

| August 10, 2016
Alcohol and old lace

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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Spotlight on Charlow’s Grill

| August 10, 2016
Spotlight on Charlow’s Grill

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s about a soul food and more restaurant and, I love eating good soul food.  One of the best things about having a another soul food and more restaurant is that, it gives us the opportunity to check […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016
From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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Obituaries: August 10-6, 2016

| August 10, 2016
Obituaries: August 10-6, 2016

Terrance Alexander, 34, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 18, 2016. Arrangements by Siler Funeral Service, 8632 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. Ola B. Gibson, 73, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Ola was a daughter of the late Ed and Zelina Gibson. She was a […]

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Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

| August 9, 2016
Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal […]

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Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

| August 9, 2016
Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

(GIN)—Athletes from some of the most dangerous countries in the world will be competing with world-class swimmers, runners and equestrians at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, now underway. The team no sooner arrived when a letter sent by Pope Francis was delivered. “I extend my greetings and wish you success at the Olympic […]

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Mining tycoon of Sierra Leone, presidential hopeful passes in London

| August 9, 2016
Mining tycoon of Sierra Leone, presidential hopeful passes in London

(GIN)—One of the wealthiest men in Sierra Leone who built his fortune in extractive industries died suddenly at White Chapel Hospital in London, according to the Sierra Leone Telegraph. Gibril Santigie Moseray “Super” Fadika was planning to run for the presidency of Sierra Leone in 2018 on the ticket of the All Peoples Congress. His […]

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