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We need a values revolution in America

| October 17, 2017
We need a values revolution in America

Reclaiming our moral values, critiquing the so-called values voters summit By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your officials […]

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ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

| October 17, 2017
ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. […]

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Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017
Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

| October 16, 2017
One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:01 a.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton Street. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and […]

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Two wounded in apparent shooting

| October 16, 2017
Two wounded in apparent shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., Oct. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that two males had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. Hospital staff indicated that one of the males was initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. The other male remains in good condition. Detectives […]

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Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

| October 16, 2017
Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 1200 block of Ferguson Avenue to try and locate a vehicle that a woman had reported missing. The woman told officers that her boyfriend had taken her vehicle without permission and had returned the […]

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Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

| October 16, 2017
Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

By Akwasi Evans (NOKOA The Observer/NNPA Member) Have you missed us, lately? We had a lot of news we wanted to share with you, but we couldn’t afford to print it. Each week it gets harder both mentally and physically. This job used to be fun. I still enjoy the service and I love being […]

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States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

| October 16, 2017
States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA/ESSA Contributor) According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students. “Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision […]

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Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

| October 14, 2017
Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I have a friend who knows I am hiring people to fix up my house and she keeps suggesting that I hire her cousin. I have hired workers in the past and prefer to keep using them. There’s one particular project, however, that she’s really pushing […]

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New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

| October 13, 2017
New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lobbies for Amazon headquarters By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) GARY, Ind.—It could the greatest comeback in the history of any American city. Gary, Indiana, a predominately black city, that has struggled with business closures, soaring unemployment, poverty, foreclosures and depressed property values for decades, could be seeing a dramatic turnaround […]

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