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‘Status Quo No Mo’

| February 11, 2016
‘Status Quo No Mo’

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make […]

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Black love, unity: The new normal

| February 10, 2016
Black love, unity: The new normal

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times If ever there was a time we needed to turn back the hands of time and return to a place where there was a strong sense of Black Love and Black Unity—that time is now. I remember growing up and listening […]

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Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

| February 10, 2016
Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The Rev. Dr. Cornell William Brooks, of the NAACP spoke at a Mass meeting held in Flint, Mich. He said: “We are here seeking justice for children that have been poisoned in their own communities. “We are here to disentangle one of the most profound environmental social justice challenges of our time.” […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

| February 10, 2016
Be more vocal about asthma

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal cords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

| February 10, 2016
Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

Bettye J. Moore, 65, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1950. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Jeffery (Angie) Moore  and Christopher (Melissa) Moore  of Fort Wayne; daughter, Callene (Leotis) Warren and Nawannda Moore of Fort Wayne; step brother, Eddie (Martha Jean) Carlisle; sister-in-law,  Paulene Carlisle, both of Gary, Ind. Service […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church

| February 9, 2016
Spotlight on Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? In last week’s edition of Frost Illustrated, you learned that Pastor Anthony Payton was honored by the MLK Club as being Clergy of the Year and he was very humbled and excited by it.  So at this time, as promised, we bring to you Pastor Anthony Payton so […]

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F.O.H. Basketball Club, Renaissance Y, others collecting water for Flint

| February 9, 2016
F.O.H. Basketball Club, Renaissance Y, others collecting water for Flint

FORT WAYNE—The F.O.H. Nation Basketball Club and Renaissance Pointe YMCA, along with other community partners are collecting bottled water for the citizens of Flint, Mich. They invite the community to help by dropping of bottled water donations at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. For more information, call (260) 447-4567.

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Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

| February 9, 2016
Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

FORT WAYNE—Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith Street, is scheduled to sponsor its 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition on Feb. 27 at the church. The public is invited to participate in this prize-winning, multi-generational competition consisting of a round robin and speed round, with a Jeopardy-style question and answer format. The competition is team based, […]

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Pricey upgrades to South African leader’s villa will be repaid

| February 9, 2016
Pricey upgrades to South African leader’s villa will be repaid

(GIN)—A protracted battle over pricey upgrades to the country estate of President Jacob Zuma—charged to the national treasury—appears close to settlement. In an about-face, President Zuma has agreed to pay back state money for some of the upgrades. The president was scheduled to appear this week before South Africa’s Constitutional Court on the issue. Two […]

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South African union shaken by member flight

| February 9, 2016
South African union shaken by member flight

(GIN)—An ill wind of layoffs, company closings and unpopular labor reforms are taking a toll on South Africa’s once powerful labor movement. Membership in the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has slumped from a peak of 2.19 million four years ago to 1.8 million, following the expulsion of its largest affiliate, the National […]

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