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The Rev. Bill McGill ties ‘C.O.R.D.’ of racial healing

| May 26, 2015
The Rev. Bill McGill ties ‘C.O.R.D.’ of racial healing

New group designed to exercise positive racial interaction and physical health “Now let me suggest first that if we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional.  Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. […]

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Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

| May 26, 2015
Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to the installation and ordination of Pastor Karen Staton at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 13 at Destiny Life Center Church, 3601 Warsaw St. Bishop Gideon A. Thompson of Boston is scheduled to officiate. Dinner will follow the installation and ordination service on Saturday afternoon. An Appreciation Service is scheduled during […]

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Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

| May 26, 2015
Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

FORT WAYNE—Associated Church of Fort Wayne & Allen County is scheduled to hold a Father’s Day 5K race at 9 a.m., June 20. The Father’s Day 5K is a family-friendly race designed to celebrate responsible fatherhood in our community. The race has two running options: family-friendly 5K and an Extreme Ruck 5K. Runners of the […]

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Mary Lee Bush to celebrate 90th birthday

| May 22, 2015
Mary Lee Bush to celebrate 90th birthday

FORT WAYNE—Mary Lee Bush is scheduled to celebrate her 90th birthday at 3:30 p.m., May 23 at the Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. Mary is the mother of 10 children and authored a book entitled “The Shift Has Come: Secrets to raising successful, respectful godly children.” Mary started a daycare at age 75 after the […]

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 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

| May 22, 2015
 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) is scheduled to host its State 2nd Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The scheduled guest speaker is Indiana Senator Lonnie M. Randolph, District 2. Randolph was first elected to the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in 1994. After the […]

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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015
How can you tell when a politician is lying?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Closing the chapter on Vietnam

| May 22, 2015
Closing the chapter on Vietnam

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015
Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

| May 22, 2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

Part 2 of 2 By Yvonne Coleman Bach Louisville Defender Editor Editor’s note: Last week, we presented an article giving an overview of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the personal story of article author Yvonne Coleman Bach and her husband Stephen. This week, we present part two of the article which focuses on Willie […]

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James Redmond—top notch professional photographer

| May 20, 2015
James Redmond—top notch professional photographer

By Jeanie Summerville Photographer James Redmond can be reached at (260) 450-1878. 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m a professional photographer and have been since 1975. 2.)  What or who was your motivation for becoming a photographer? When I was in the military, I was stationed […]

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