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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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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016
Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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Health experts at major AIDS confab cite new infection surge

| July 20, 2016
Health experts at major AIDS confab cite new infection surge

(GIN)—A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts is settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is better survival rates thanks to life-saving medications. People living with HIV will be among the more than 18,000 attendees and will figure prominently in many of […]

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Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

| July 20, 2016
Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

New restrictions take effect on July By Rex Early INDIANAPOLIS—Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Many Hoosier smokers realize the health problems associated with […]

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Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016
Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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Obituaries: July 20-26, 2016 Edition

| July 20, 2016
Obituaries: July 20-26, 2016 Edition

Len Broadnax, services were July 9, 2016, at Spiritual Israel Church and It’s Army, 610 East Douglas St. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. David A. Williams passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

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It’s time to mind your body

| July 20, 2016
It’s time to mind your body

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process. This is long overdue. In fact, this concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools where the art […]

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Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

| July 19, 2016
Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common: What is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. They didn’t […]

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