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Fort Wayne Youtheatre to celebrate 80th anniversary

| September 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to kick off its 80th Anniversary Season in October with a presentation of the new stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”—accompanied by a special Family Reunion/Birthday party after a Saturday morning performance. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a […]

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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

| September 17, 2014
Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In an effort to combat police brutality in the black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the black lawyers and judges group, said that the NBA […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 17-23 Edition

| September 16, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: September 17-23 Edition

Attempted murder suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Sept. 5, a warrant was issued by the Allen Superior Court, for Kulon Nij Lewis Jr. for a charge of attempted murder. At approximately 9:14 p.m. that evening, Lewis was located and arrested, in the 7900 block of Serenity Drive. This arrest was made through a coordinated effort by […]

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Disappointment runs deep as ‘Blade Runner’ walks free

| September 16, 2014
Disappointment runs deep as ‘Blade Runner’ walks free

(GIN)–The upset decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa that found Olympian Oscar Pistorius not guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp stunned South Africans who had been glued to the trial since the gavel first pounded the court to order last March. Saying that Pistorius’s defense could “reasonably possibly be true,” Judge Masipa lifted […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

| September 16, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I use to think that to be a “real Christian” that I had to be tested and “tried through the fire.” You know, that I had to have gone through some traumatic experience to “find God”. I thought this because I often heard Christians proclaim the words, “No test, no […]

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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

| September 16, 2014
Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

By Dr. J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ST. LOUIS (FinalCall.com)–Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city residents […]

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Doing a new thing

| September 14, 2014
Doing a new thing

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree […]

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Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014
Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

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America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014
America needs a raise

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Local NAACP explains details, procedures for upcoming election

| September 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently released details of procedures and eligibility requirements for the organization’s upcoming executive committee and officer election. The following is the organization’s public release of that information:   Announcement of NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 General Membership meetings and procedures for election of officers and at-large […]

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