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Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

| April 20, 2016
Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

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PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

| April 19, 2016
PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

FORT WAYNE—PTSD doesn’t only afflict combat vets and survivors of rape and natural disasters. Too many American children—especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty—show the effects of racism, street violence, domestic instability and other adversities. Their symptoms look a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder. The big difference for many is that there […]

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Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

| April 19, 2016
Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the […]

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The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

| April 19, 2016
The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is refuting claims that a number of key African American employees were either fired or forced to resign and officials are pointing to the hiring of Telly Lovelace, the GOP’s newest liaison to the black media, as proof that the party […]

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Revisiting the wisdom of Eugene Parker: Opening youth opportunity beyond sports

| April 19, 2016
Revisiting the wisdom of Eugene Parker: Opening youth opportunity beyond sports

By Eric Hackley In approximately 1986, I had the distinct honor to interview the late Eugene Parker. He was one of the co-captains for a Walter Jordan Parade of Stars Basketball game. Our meeting took place during the after set at Link’s Wonderland. Eric Hackley: Eugene, tell us about how you prepared the athletes for […]

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Business Profile: Diana Swayze of 21st Century Community Learning Center

| April 19, 2016
Business Profile: Diana Swayze of 21st Century Community Learning Center

By Jeanie Summerville Diana Swayze has her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Teaching.  And, she’s the director of 21st Century Community Learning Center Program with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne that’s located at 2609 Fairfield Ave.  This is a federally funded program managed by the Indiana Department of Education that […]

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Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

| April 19, 2016
Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

By Lisa Vives (GIN)—The death toll in Ecuador’s African coastal communities continues to rise as rescuers dig for survivors of a massive earthquake in the region’s battered villages. On Monday, reports from Esmeraldas, called the birthplace of Afro-Hispanic culture, estimated that over 400 people died in the quake that sent buildings tumbling and roads buckling. […]

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Huge archive of famed African photographers recall groundbreaking work

| April 19, 2016
Huge archive of famed African photographers recall groundbreaking work

(GIN)—The vast archives of two remarkable photographers from West Africa who passed this year will ensure that authentic images of African life will be their legacy to future generations. The images radically depart from the clichés of colonialism. Malick Sidibé, whose pictures of Mali’s youth conveyed the high-spirited feeling of a country that has just […]

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New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

| April 19, 2016
New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

(GIN)—Aegis Defense Service, a UK firm, may have recruited former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to provide security for U.S. bases in Iraq, according to a new TV documentary to premiere next week in Denmark. The film—”The Child Soldiers’ New Job”—includes testimony from interviewees who said they once served as child soldiers, and documents their […]

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Environmental fund taps six for major ‘green’ prize

| April 19, 2016
Environmental fund taps six for major ‘green’ prize

(GIN)—Once the ancestral land of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers, the Tarangire national park in Tanzania found itself in the crosshairs of tourist developers carving up the wilderness for fancy lodges, luxury tents and other rich tourist amenities. Lands once shared with the wildebeest, the zebra, and majestic old baobab trees were being “grabbed” by government or […]

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