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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

| November 25, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Many people come to God and even to church broken. We’ve been hurt by the world, by the people in it, by our families, our friends—and even church folks. Oftentimes, the hurt when it is not dealt with turns into anger. My former pastor once told me that hurt people, […]

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Sweet home Alabama

| November 25, 2014
Sweet home Alabama

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Ga. Except for a couple of cousins, all of my relatives have either died or […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 25, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

Three injured in apparent shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:28 a.m., Nov. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to three individuals who were transported to the hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arriving at the hospital, all three individuals were listed in critical condition. They were identified as: […]

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Thanksgiving eve holds extra risk of sexual assualt

| November 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Sexual Assualt Treatment Center FORT WAYNE—Thanksgiving eve, sometimes known as Black Wednesday, is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year. “It’s not just folks in their 20s who are enjoying a beer or a cocktail the night before they Indulge  in  turkey and dressing,” local bar owner Steve Gard said. “The […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

| November 25, 2014
YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

FORT WAYNE—Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by awarding Hope Awards. A winner was selected in each of five categories: Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and […]

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BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide film

| November 25, 2014
BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide film

(GIN)–Pressure continues to build over a BBC documentary that challenges the generally accepted story of the Rwandan genocide, and questions whether Rwandan President Paul Kagame was a peacemaker or contributor to a horrific mass murder. This weekend, hundreds of protesters in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a […]

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Expulsion of ANC union partner creates uproar

| November 25, 2014
Expulsion of ANC union partner creates uproar

(GIN)–The union of metalworkers, a major partner of the African National Congress with more 350,000 members, was expelled in a late night session of members of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu)—the labor federation of the ANC. The unprecedented expulsion was approved by a select federation committee. Numsa, a militant activist union, was […]

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Doping shadow falls on popular Kenyan running star

| November 25, 2014
Doping shadow falls on popular Kenyan running star

(GIN)–A defiant Rita Jeptoo is rejecting claims by her estranged husband that she enhanced her spectacular winning running times in Boston and Chicago marathons with a blood booster. “I feel very bad for what has happened to Rita but I saw it coming,” said ex-husband Noah Busienei, who stated that he believes Jeptoo began doping […]

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It Is Well With My Soul moves F.U.N. Fridays to Tuesdays with discussion of women in politics

| November 25, 2014
It Is Well With My Soul moves F.U.N. Fridays to Tuesdays with discussion of women in politics

FORT WAYNE—-According to the 2010 census, the gender makeup of Fort Wayne is 48.4 percent male and 51.6 percent female. The number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential election since 1964. Females outnumber males in number of registered voters. Yet, women are by far underrepresented in elected officials. […]

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Kenyan Catholics clerics attack UNICEF’s tetanus shot program

| November 25, 2014
Kenyan Catholics clerics attack UNICEF’s tetanus shot program

(GIN)—Leaders of Kenya’s Catholic Church are attempting to deraila vaccination campaign that would protect 2.5 million women from a life-threateningnerve disease. Calling it a stealth birth control campaign, clerics have been tellingparishioners to refuse the shot that would immunize women against tetanus—popularly known as lockjaw. It would also reduce the number of babies who die […]

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