At approximately 1:40 a.m., Nov. 6, police received a report that two masked men entered the Walgreens store at 10412 Coldwater armed with handguns. The store employees were “man handled” and pushed to the floor before being forced to open the cash drawer.
By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist I’ve spent the last three years of this column sharing with you important facts about African-Americans’ consumer power. And, I know those of us who are certified black-belts in the time-honored martial art of shopping, were fired up for the Black Friday super sales with our artillery of cash and/or […]
LET’S DO BETTER Absence of proper resources in underserved neighborhoods has been at the forefront of discussion since the 1960s riots. During that era, businesses began moving out of center-cities across America. Riots, however, were not the only reason entrepreneurs abandoned center-cities. Other explanations for the desertions were, “high crime and poor sales.” However, a […]
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic You’d think the life and times of Nelson Mandela, the man who saved South Africa from the evils of apartheid, had already been thoroughly documented. However, that’s not the case. Sure, the media covered the interminable prison sentence ended by worldwide economic/political pressure, the inauguration of South Africa’s first […]
Immacula Dugue, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 12 p.m. at her residence. She was born April 8, 1945 in Haiti the daughter of Jule Julien and Anatile Thele-maque. Immacula is survived by her children, Marc-Elie (DeAnna) Dugue, Ronald (Jorn Pinnock) Julien, Ben (Catherine) Rouyes, Gilbert Pierreval, Marie Jenie (Jude) […]
Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department More bank robbery photos released FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department recently released additional surveillance photographs of the suspect in the Nov. 18 robbery of Star Financial Bank at 7110 Lima Road. The department is asking the media to run […]
Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech. From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African National Congress’ struggle against […]
(GIN)—In a speech that examined the growing role for women in a rising Africa, Ghana’s former first lady also called for a critical look at formal western education. Mme. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, wife of former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings, and head of the 31st December Women’s Movement, delivered her remarks recently at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, […]