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Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

| June 1, 2015
Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. is scheduled to host the Fifth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Festival, Aug. 22 in McMillen Park. Organizers say the mission of Ayers Communications Inc.  is to create opportunities to motivate and empower youth to achieve academic excellence, character building and critical thinking skills, which allow every person to take advantage of more […]

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Meet Amy Dirig-Hartman, glass collector

| June 1, 2015 | Reply
Meet Amy Dirig-Hartman, glass collector

By Brenda Robinson On the north side of Fort Wayne there sets an ordinary house, on an ordinary lawn and of ordinary size. Within this home lives an ordinary couple. However, there are items within this home that could never be described as ordinary, because tucked away in antique cabinets and displayed in every room […]

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Tabernacle MBC to celebrate nursing home ministry

| May 29, 2015
Tabernacle MBC to celebrate nursing home ministry

FORT WAYNE—Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church is scheduled to host an appreciation service for the Operation Care Nursing Home Ministry, sponsored by Sister Rena Carter and family, at 5 p.m., June 6 at the church, 3404 E. Chestnut St. The program is set to celebrate seven years of service in the nursing home ministry by Minister […]

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Myth of the ‘absent’ black dad refuted

| May 29, 2015
Myth of the ‘absent’ black dad refuted

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Contrary to the myth, though black men are more likely to live apart from their children than whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The report covers a sample of sample of 10,403 men […]

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The GOP’s lunatic center

| May 29, 2015
The GOP’s lunatic center

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks […]

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Call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

| May 29, 2015 | Reply
Call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots […]

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U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa

U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa

(GIN)—Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon has been lighting up Africa with solar energy even while the solar industry in the U.S. struggles to catch fire. The Missouri-born artist has become a rising star in the movement to bring electricity from the sun to rural communities. Launched in February 2014, “Akon Lighting Africa” (ALA) describes its aims […]

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South African voters ‘in a bad mood’ over unemployment, corruption

| May 28, 2015 | Reply
South African voters ‘in a bad mood’ over unemployment, corruption

(GIN)—Unemployment in South Africa is higher than at any time in the past 11 years—reaching 26.4 percent and almost double that for young people under 25 years of age. Joblessness, combined with lurid reports of corruption, have left voters discouraged and dismayed, according to an internal ANC election strategy document. The party will be facing […]

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As Ethiopia counts ballots, landside for ruling party expected

As Ethiopia counts ballots, landside for ruling party expected

(GIN)–Ethiopians went to the polls over the weekend in an election described as calm, peaceful, and credible by observers from the African Union. The AU observers, however, did not use the familiar phrase “free and fair” or “transparent” to describe the voting. AU observer Chika Charles Aniekwe cautiously explained to the Voice of America: “We […]

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Minniefields celebrate 60 years of love, marriage

| May 28, 2015 | Reply
Minniefields celebrate 60 years of love, marriage

FORT WAYNE—When everything else fades away, one thing remains—true love, as one local couple can attest to after six decades of marriage. On June 3, 2015, Alice and Paul Minniefield Jr. of Fort Wayne will mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple married June 3, 1955 at Mr. Minniefield’s parents’ home at 541 E. Masterson […]

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