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Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

| July 30, 2014
Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get […]

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Crime and Safety Report: July 30-August 1 Edition

| July 30, 2014

Three Rivers Festival arrests, citations among lowest in 20 years FORT WAYNE—Despite recording some of the largest attendance in recent years, arrests and charges at this year’s Three Rivers Festival were among some of the lowest ever. According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, there were only four arrests or citations issued associated with the […]

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Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

| July 30, 2014
Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

George Collins III, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Born in New Orleans,  he was a son of the late George and Dorothy (Mikell) Collins. Surviving are: his wife, Rhonda Collins of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janel (Wilbert Monroe) Adams, L’Nee’ (Ken) Collins-Jones and La’Toyya (JaMarcus) Johnson; son, George (Brandee Middlebrook) Collins IV; eight […]

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Small businesses owners: Raising minimum wage makes good business sense

| July 29, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three stages, according to a new survey. The poll, sponsored by the American Sustainable Business Council, an advocacy group that represents more  than 200,000 businesses and Business […]

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The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

| July 29, 2014
The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

By Brenda Robinson Prior to his death in 2009, Oral Roberts, an American Pentecostal televangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, stirred up controversy with his alleged receipt of millions of dollars from a contributor’s gambling payout. A Fort Wayne minister made a clever statement about the alleged contribution. The minister said, “Sometimes the Lord […]

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Boko Haram in daring kidnap as Obama meets with African youth

| July 29, 2014
Boko Haram in daring kidnap as Obama meets with African youth

(GIN)—Militants appear to be gaining the upper hand in West Africa’s spreading ethnic/religious fighting. This week, insurgents with Nigeria’s Boko Haram launched a cross-border attack on Kolofata, a town in neighboring Cameroon, kidnapping the wife of Amadou Ali, the vice-prime minister, and killing at least three people. It was their third incursion into Cameroon just […]

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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

| July 28, 2014
My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

PERSPECTIVE By Stephany Rose Special to the NNPA Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south […]

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Aspen Dental to offer free services this weekend

| July 28, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 2, select Aspen Dental offices throughout the state of Indiana will volunteer their time and talents for a FREE “Day of Service” for those in need in the community. Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have joined forces to create the Healthy Mouth Movement—a community giving initiative designed to deliver free dental […]

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Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

| July 27, 2014
Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

    Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) returned from their journey to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia early on Wednesday morning, July 23. They brought home with them their fifth gold medal and first silver medal since first participating in the bi-annual competition in […]

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Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

| July 27, 2014
Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Director Richard Cordray announced that one of the nation’s largest payday lenders, ACE Cash Express, will pay $10 million in restitution and penalties for directing its employees […]

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