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41st Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program set for May 17

| April 21, 2015
41st Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program set for May 17

Join the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter for an afternoon of “Inspired Gospel and More” at the 41st Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program

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East African environmental activist wins major prize

| April 21, 2015
East African environmental activist wins major prize

(GIN)–On Earth Day, April 22, Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido will take the stage in Washington DC to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts to defend her community from lead poisoning and force the closure of a lead smelting plant that was emitting fumes and spewing untreated acid wastewater into streams, poisoning the neighborhood–including […]

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First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

| April 21, 2015
First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

(GIN)–An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the social media traffic of the past seven days, their eyes might well be drawn away from Turkey […]

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Links Inc. to hold local achievement gap forum

| April 21, 2015
Links Inc. to hold local achievement gap forum

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links Incorporated is scheduled to convene a public forum to address “Closing the Achievement Gap” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 23 at the  Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A & B | 900 Library Plaza The intent of this free community forum is to create […]

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Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

| April 21, 2015
Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

Compiled by Dr. John Aden of the African/African American Historical Society Museum Why Celebrate Central High School’s Legacy? Fort Wayne’s Central High School (1922-1971) boasts one of the city’s powerful historical narratives. In Fort Wayne’s past, this high school wielded considerable influence in terms of academic excellence, athletic dominance and the desegregation of secondary education […]

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Backlash follows South Africa’s xenophobia attacks on Africans

| April 21, 2015
Backlash follows South Africa’s xenophobia attacks on Africans

(GIN)–Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood from former president Nelson Mandela. At least six people were killed, more than 5,000 displaced and shops were looted and razed in the attacks which have been building over weeks. […]

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In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

| April 21, 2015
In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

(GIN)–As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. One group of Christians is on their knees and shot to death. Another group is beheaded. The video bore the […]

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Controversy over videotaping cops

| April 21, 2015
Controversy over videotaping cops

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was fleeing, was a hero. His quick decision to videotape the unfolding action on his telephone led to the arrest of […]

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Three adults, one juvenile arrested in meth raid

| April 20, 2015
Three adults, one juvenile arrested in meth raid

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after noon, on April 15, Officers of the FWPD Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant at a residence located in the 4800 block of Smith Street in connection with a drug investigation. Officers found evidence of the onsite manufacture of methamphetamine as well as […]

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Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

| April 20, 2015
Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its most beloved community icons recently with the passing of the owner of one of the city’s most high profile businesses. Juanita W. Ellis, 83, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 17, 2015. A native of Commerce, Ga., she moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with her husband, Cecil […]

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