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On Madiba’s birthday, a call to reflect, volunteer

| July 14, 2016
On Madiba’s birthday, a call to reflect, volunteer

(GIN)—“Nelson Mandela International Day”—formalized by the U.N. General Assembly in November 2009—recalls the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom on his birthday, July 18. It comes as Americans reflect on a wrenching week of race-related violence and the undeniable evidence of the persistence of intolerance that Mandela devoted his […]

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‘Monopoly money’ draws scorn from cash-strapped Zimbabweans

| July 14, 2016
‘Monopoly money’ draws scorn from cash-strapped Zimbabweans

(GIN)—With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender. Some ATMs have been shuttered, leaving minimum wage workers, normally paid in cash, with IOUs as employers struggle to withdraw notes. “We’re importing more than we’re exporting and we can’t print money because we use mainly […]

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One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

| July 13, 2016
One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

NEW YORK—Michael J. Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men Inc. of New York, the founding chapter of the nationwide organization, 100 Black Men of America, issued the following statement on behalf of the membership: “One Hundred Black Men Inc., is deeply disturbed by the homicides of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands […]

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#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

| July 13, 2016
#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

By Victor Zápari #BlackLivesMatter has been a topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority group’s agency and or empowerment.  In the year 2016, we have seen a substantial amount of […]

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Motorcyclist found seriously injured in cemetery accident

| July 13, 2016
Motorcyclist found seriously injured in cemetery accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:59 p.m., July 1, officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an assist call at 6000 Old Trail Road in regards to an unresponsive male who was found in the Prairie Grove Cemetary.  While officers were en route, the caller told dispatch that the man was now responsive and did […]

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Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

| July 13, 2016
Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when Joe Jordan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne shared with me that Mr. Smith has been an incredible role model and mentor to so many professionals for so many years and that he demonstrates […]

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Open season

| July 13, 2016
Open season

Be mindful, conscious, willing to love in the battle to end oppression By Diego Morales Let us declare open season on the police. Let us approach every officer, uniform or not with malice and vengeance. You know Mrs. Johnson? The lovely older lady that lives down the street? The one you say hi to every […]

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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception—a caring church

| July 13, 2016
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception—a caring church

There is a church that cares. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located down at 1122 S. Clinton St., from Subway and they care about all people. As you walk into the church, you might be broke, hungry, almost homeless with nowhere to turn. A woman named Mrs. Hall welecomes you into the church. […]

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The week of blood

| July 13, 2016
The week of blood

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

| July 13, 2016
Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

Muhammed Farid Abdullah, passed on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born Oct. 1, 1976, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Qasim and Malikah Abdullah. He was married to Michelle Daniels and they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in October of 2015. He graduated from North Side High School, Fort Wayne, in 1995, and Ball […]

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