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Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

| August 2, 2015
Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Trump, the blowhard mogul masquerading as presidential candidate, has once again discovered the problem with trying to be a demagogue in a democracy: It’s the risk of “going too far.” Sometimes that means merely being made to look foolish–as when President Obama early in the 2012 presidential election […]

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Attacking economic racism

| August 2, 2015
Attacking economic racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial […]

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Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

| July 31, 2015
Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS BATON ROUGE, La.—It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, at the national convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) here, Chavis was participating on panel about reforming the criminal justice system with, […]

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Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

| July 30, 2015
Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:45 p.m., July 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded this afternoon to the intersection of McKinnie Avenue and McMillen Park Drive on multiple 911 calls reporting an injury accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Officers arrived to find the motorcyclist down in the intersection unresponsive. Medics and […]

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On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

| July 30, 2015
On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the […]

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MLK Club Inc. to host Committee Chairperson Open House information session

| July 30, 2015
MLK Club Inc. to host Committee Chairperson Open House information session

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity within the Fort Wayne community. In the spirit of the club’s mission, the MLK Club is scheduled to […]

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E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

| July 30, 2015
E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

(Photo by James Redmond) FORT WAYNE—Christ Church of Faith “Little People’s Class” honors yet another person. The Little People’s Class honored E. Christine Stanley, one of the founding members of Christ Church of Faith and currently a resident at Kingston Care Center, for her longevity as a faithful member of the church and good standing […]

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Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

| July 29, 2015
Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

Photos by Erma Belt FORT WAYNE—Jalen Morris, grandson of the late community activist Mary L. Morris, proudly displays a sign that will commemorate his grandmother. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry made a presentation dedicating a section of an area street to Morris at a July 25 meeting of the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus at […]

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Richard Charlton of C-Style Tae-Kwon Do School of Chin-Kwon

| July 29, 2015
Richard Charlton of C-Style Tae-Kwon Do School of Chin-Kwon

Richard Charlton is the owner of C-Style Tae-Kwon-Do School of Chin-Kwon-Do and he can be reached at (260) 341-9532. 1.)  How long have you been in this profession? For 41 years, I started studying at the age of 14. 2.)  Describe the service that you offer. I teach Karate and Chin-Kwon-Do to children ages five to 17 […]

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Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

| July 29, 2015
Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

By Brigitte Hopkins Hill Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt family reunion gathers every two years. This year it was held in Fort Wayne.  We had family travel to the reunion this year from as far as New York and California. At this reunion, we had more than 200 attend; […]

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