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The loud silence of rape survivors

| March 11, 2015
The loud silence of rape survivors

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–An online survey of sexual assault survivors conducted as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others: From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a […]

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Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

| March 11, 2015
Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

FORT WAYNE—Veteran reporter, television show host and producer and writer Eric Hackley is scheduled to host a series of 2015 Political Forums at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 So. Hanna St. Scheduled forums include: FORUM 1 12 noon, March 21—Candidates For Mayor of Fort Wayne FORUM 2 12 noon, March 28—Candidates for Fort Wayne […]

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How good is your soil?

| March 11, 2015
How good is your soil?

By Gerald W. Deas,M.D.MPH In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted His seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, He was resurrected in all His glory! This new lily of the valley introduced to the world a new concept of life eternal. As we come into this Easter season, I […]

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Obituaries: March 11-17 Edition

| March 11, 2015
Obituaries: March 11-17 Edition

Orlando Evans (Peterman) Lanier, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. He was born Feb. 27, 1975. Memorial service was Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Joshua’s Temple, 4202 Hessen Cassel Road. Theme of memorial: “I’m still standing.” Patricia Linda Martinez, 56, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Born March 17, 1958, she […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015
In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

| March 10, 2015
Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

Click here to read NNPA Columnist George Curry’s commentary on the president’s speech: “In Selma, Obama proved he is black enough” Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Ala. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you, President Obama! THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you know I love you […]

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Desolate Sierra Leonean living rough in UK spurs fund drive

| March 10, 2015
Desolate Sierra Leonean living rough in UK spurs fund drive

(GIN)–The somber face of a young man from Sierra Leone has become the emblem of Ebola’s living survivors, suffering in silence without families, papers, or homes. A photo of Jimmy Thoronka appeared this week in local British papers. An undeclared refugee he went missing after competing in last summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The 20 […]

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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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