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The two greatest commandments

| July 22, 2016
The two greatest commandments

By Jackie Wall By authority and approval of Bishop Joe Swanson PRAISE YAHSHUA!! Picture this, it’s Feb. 10, Wednesday, about 5 p.m., 25 degrees, windy with snow flurries.  I drove into Southtown Mall for gas.  This is on the south end of our river city, Fort Wayne, Ind.  There at Wendy’s at the light was […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016
Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

| July 21, 2016
Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him lead dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. As the supercilious Paul Ryan called for “decorum” […]

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Five Facts You Need to Know about the Buffalo Soldiers

| July 20, 2016
Five Facts You Need to Know about the Buffalo Soldiers

1. In 1866, through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African-American Army units. The units were identified as the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry regiments. The four infantry regiments were later reorganized to form the 24th and 25th Infantry regiments. 2. These fighting […]

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Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

| July 20, 2016
Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

By Marilyn Marshall (Houston Defender, NNPA Member) The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military. Beginning Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, the museum will be the site of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of […]

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Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA Second Annual Block Party

| July 20, 2016
Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA Second Annual Block Party

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we continue traveling on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, I have some fantastic news to share with you.  This Saturday, July 23, Renaissance Pointe YMCA is having their second annual block party and it’s guaranteed to be a fun and exciting afternoon […]

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Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

| July 20, 2016
Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

By Jonathan Ray Special to Frost Illustrated The recent shootings in Fort Wayne raises complex and confounding questions and in response many people have attempted to define the problem narrowly focused on symptoms rather than solution that cause community change. Focusing on changes that are solely focused on symptoms is like the story of the […]

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Bloom Project to host ‘Kings Feat’ for young men, ages 12 through 18

| July 20, 2016
Bloom Project to host ‘Kings Feat’ for young men, ages 12 through 18

National motivational speaker, author Robert Jackson keynote speaker FORT WAYNE—Bloom Project Inc. in partnership with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is scheduled to present national motivational speaker, mentor and author of “No More Excuses: Black Men Stand Up,” Robert Jackson to Kings Feast 2k16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 23, at IPFW’s Classic […]

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Who’s Uk’s new foreign secretary? Local mags say he’s racist

| July 20, 2016
Who’s Uk’s new foreign secretary? Local mags say he’s racist

(GIN)—Nonstop media coverage of the UK’s exit from the European Community may have been confounding to many Americans but the latest development in Great Britain’s power shuffle seems more ominous. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been tapped to be Britain’s next Foreign Secretary and he’s already shown an inflammatory side towards people of […]

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African Union unveils new Pan-African passport

| July 20, 2016
African Union unveils new Pan-African passport

(GIN)—National leaders at the African Union summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, last week were presented with a prototype of the long-awaited Pan-African passport. “We’ve been overwhelmed by requests and enquiries of other ministers, officials and African citizens to share in this privilege of holding an African passport,” said AU Commissioner Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. It is hoped […]

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