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Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

| March 14, 2017
Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of yours days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me that, as we travel […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017
Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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APRI invites high school seniors to apply for scholarship

| March 14, 2017
APRI invites high school seniors to apply for scholarship

FORT WAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will award up to $1,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means […]

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Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

| March 14, 2017
Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:28 p.m., Fort Wayne/Allen County communications was notified of a vehicle pursuit that was eastbound on U.S. 30 approaching Allen County. Syracuse, Indiana police officers, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies, and Whitley County deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  A Syracuse police officer tried to pull the vehicle over in […]

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Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death on Wiebke Street

| March 14, 2017
Police investigate ‘suspicious’ death on Wiebke Street

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:19 a.m., March 11, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 400 block of Wiebke Street to assist paramedics with an unconscious person. Upon arrival, police and medics located a deceased adult male inside this home. Initial information indicates a resident came downstairs, and located the […]

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Ask Alma: We need more space but my husband won’t move

| March 11, 2017
Ask Alma: We need more space but my husband won’t move

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I read your column every week and could really use your advice. I want to move, but my husband won’t budge. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. We have money; both of us are gainfully employed making over $100,000 a year. We have a substantial savings […]

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Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

| March 9, 2017
Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and spend another $15 million to give financial education […]

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Sister Dana Ellis shows the way to be ‘Still Standing’

| March 8, 2017
Sister Dana Ellis shows the way to be ‘Still Standing’

Faith Celebration, book signing set for March 11 FORT WAYNE—Ever feel like the trials of life have knocked you down? Every feel like you can’t get up even when you are down? It is said that faith is the key accessing the power to lift you up after you have fallen to the ground spiritually, […]

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Obituaries: March 8-14, 2017 Edition

| March 8, 2017
Obituaries: March 8-14, 2017 Edition

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the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017
the fire this time. . . .

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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