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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016
What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016
Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

| September 15, 2016
Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

FORT WAYNE—An arrest has been been made in a quadruple homicide that occurred in a Summit City home early this week. Fort Wayne police officials report that on Sept. 11, they arrested 20-year-old Marcus Dansby on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in an incident that occurred in the early hours […]

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Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

| September 15, 2016
Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

Wanted for killing man sitting in car with shooter’s ex girlfriend HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Christopher Figgs, 28, of Fort Wayne was located arrested today by the US Marshals Service’s Task Force in Huntsville Alabama without incident. Figgs had been charged with murder in the July 6 shooting death of 28-year-old Edward Kiel, who was shot while he […]

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Three killed in shooting at Sports and Spirits Bar

| September 15, 2016
Three killed in shooting at Sports and Spirits Bar

Bar closed in wake of latest violent incident there FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:20 a.m., Sept. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Sports and Spirits Bar located at 1723 E Wayne Str. in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located three male victims […]

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Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

| September 15, 2016
Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that […]

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This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

| September 15, 2016
This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts—where the majority of African American […]

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Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

| September 14, 2016
Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors […]

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NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

| September 14, 2016
NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

By Benjamin Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented black American voter turnout on Nov. 8, 2016 across the nation. Today, the […]

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Trick-or-Treat hours set for Oct. 31

| September 14, 2016
Trick-or-Treat hours set for Oct. 31

FORT WAYNE—The official hours for Trick-or-Treat 2016 have been established for the “City” of Fort Wayne. Trick-or-Treat will be observed in the “City” of Fort Wayne from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treaters should only visit those homes with an illuminated exterior front light (or porch light) indicating that trick-or-treaters are […]

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