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Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

| May 2, 2016
Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

By Rex Bell Having operated a construction and home building business for 42 years, I’ve seen and tried a few things that worked and a few things that didn’t work, and tried to abandon or make adjustments to the things that didn’t, and tweak the things that did. A few years ago, some ne’er-do-well cut […]

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Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

| May 2, 2016
Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Renowned teacher, community activist and historian Hana Stith received Tapestry’s prestigious Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award on April 29 at the Memorial Coliseum Convention Center during the 2016 “Tapestry: A Day for You”  hosted by IPFW and cosponsored by IPFW and Parkview Health. The award was named […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016
Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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Spiritually Speaking: In the world’s prison, you are free

| May 1, 2016
Spiritually Speaking: In the world’s prison, you are free

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I remember awhile back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that still resonates with me to this day. The gist of it was that a good portion of the Bible was written from a jail cell. I’m pretty sure his overall […]

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Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

| April 30, 2016
Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) On April 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to the NNPA News Wire about the historic tribute to Tubman. One of the most important heroes in American history, Tubman […]

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Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

| April 29, 2016
Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was discovered by a friend down in the victim’s home on Lillie Street. At approximately 1:10 p.m., April 25, emergency officials were called to a home in the 3600 block of Lillie Street where they found 33 year old Ileea Davis, […]

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NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

| April 29, 2016
NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 Religious Affairs Committee is scheduled to presents the Second Annual Women of Wisdom gathering at 12 noon, May 14, at Renaissance Baptist Church, 5515 S. Hanna St. Co-Pastor Glenda Griffin of Changing Life Outreach  Ministries  is the scheduled speaker. The event is designed to honor area “first ladies” who […]

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Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

| April 28, 2016
Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

FORT WAYNE—Operation Kidsafe is scheduled to host a free event in the Summit City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos off of Illinois Road and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14 at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive off of Lima Road. According to […]

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South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

| April 28, 2016
South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

FORT WAYNE—The South Side High School Class of 1975 is scheduled to hold its 41-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 28 at the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The cost for the event is $50 per person. To make a payment, go to www.southside1975.weebly.com to pay by credit […]

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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016
Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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