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‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

| February 22, 2017
‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

FORT WAYNE—The city’s arts community was shocked with the recent and unexpected passing of one of the Summit City’s brightest young musical stars. Jamont T. Simmons, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Born on April 8, 1987, Simmons accepted Christ at Faith Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his grandfather, […]

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Chuck, Lisa Surack, Sweetwater give funds to renovate Embassy Theatre dressing rooms

| February 22, 2017
Chuck, Lisa Surack, Sweetwater give funds to renovate Embassy Theatre dressing rooms

FORT WAYNE—The Embassy Theatre received a gift from Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater to renovate the historic theater’s backstage dressing rooms. The gift was announced at the opening of Down the Line, an Embassy concert on Feb. 11. The renovation project will commence later in 2017. “The Embassy welcomes world-class artists year-round. This generous […]

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Goldman Sachs’ small business program alumni create jobs, increase revenue

| February 22, 2017
Goldman Sachs’ small business program alumni create jobs, increase revenue

Firms in Southern California benefit from Goldman Sachs’ ‘10,000 Small Businesses program By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) LOS ANGELES—Eight hundred Southern California businesses have joined thousands of entrepreneurs across the country in an initiative to create jobs. The business owners are participants in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a scholarship-based program that convenes […]

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Spotlight on Dr. Alan McGee

| February 22, 2017
Spotlight on Dr. Alan McGee

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because he’s a very well known and loved person in the community and I thought, it was be nice for him to share with you about himself from the personal side such as, how he was as a child, […]

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Kid’s and Teen Highlight Corner Boys & Girls Clubs providing pathways to careers in STEAM

| February 22, 2017
Kid’s and Teen Highlight Corner Boys & Girls Clubs providing pathways to careers in STEAM

Addition of ‘Arts’ extends traditional STEM focus Submitted by Jeanie Summerville Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne Currently in the United States, there is a movement by institutions, corporations and individuals to add Art and creativity to the current Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) focus. The Boys & Girls Clubs […]

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Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

| February 22, 2017
Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition) Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate […]

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Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

| February 22, 2017
Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

Willie Mae “Willa” Hooks, transitioned from this earth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Wayne after a short illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Akron, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Richard Hooks of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shannon Hooks of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, […]

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African refugees look north to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

| February 21, 2017
African refugees look north to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

(GIN)—Refugees including some from Africa have been trekking through subzero weather at the northern U.S. border with Canada in a bid to escape a new wave of deportations from the U.S. Last week, a family of eight reportedly from the Sudan managed to cross the border just as a U.S. immigration official attempted to block […]

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2017 debutantes readying for Cotillion Scholarship Ball

| February 21, 2017
2017 debutantes readying for Cotillion Scholarship Ball

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on assignment Fifteen young ladies who are juniors and seniors are scheduled to participate in the 15th Cotillion Scholarship Ball at 6 p.m., March 25 at IPFW International Ballroom. The are: (Standing) Shaneah Williams, 11th grader Horizon Academy; Jasmine Newsome, 12th grader at Luers; Maiyah Farrow, 12th at Cornerstone […]

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Soccer star weeps over racist jeers in Serbian stadium

| February 21, 2017
Soccer star weeps over racist jeers in Serbian stadium

(GIN)—A Brazilian midfielder was subjected to monkey chants and jeers from the stands of the Stadion Karlj etar Prvi in Serbia—just months after an anti-racism taskforce was disbanded by order of the soccer federation FIFA. Everton Luiz left the field in tears on Sunday after he was racially abused by sections of a rival team’s […]

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