President Obama honors the civil rights activists who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago. Click here to read the text of the speech.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
Real Housewives of Atlanta were sassy, sarcastic and sneaky this week but the Housewives of Beverly Hills served up the spiciest meal.
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 […]
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 […]