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Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

| April 29, 2016
Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was discovered by a friend down in the victim’s home on Lillie Street. At approximately 1:10 p.m., April 25, emergency officials were called to a home in the 3600 block of Lillie Street where they found 33 year old Ileea Davis, […]

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NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

| April 29, 2016
NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 Religious Affairs Committee is scheduled to presents the Second Annual Women of Wisdom gathering at 12 noon, May 14, at Renaissance Baptist Church, 5515 S. Hanna St. Co-Pastor Glenda Griffin of Changing Life Outreach  Ministries  is the scheduled speaker. The event is designed to honor area “first ladies” who […]

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Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

| April 28, 2016
Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

FORT WAYNE—Operation Kidsafe is scheduled to host a free event in the Summit City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos off of Illinois Road and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14 at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive off of Lima Road. According to […]

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South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

| April 28, 2016
South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

FORT WAYNE—The South Side High School Class of 1975 is scheduled to hold its 41-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 28 at the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The cost for the event is $50 per person. To make a payment, go to www.southside1975.weebly.com to pay by credit […]

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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016
Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016
Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Traditional values popular in black community

| April 28, 2016
Traditional values popular in black community

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the […]

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Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016
Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

| April 28, 2016
Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I have two words for you today: confidence and discipline. When viewed spiritually, both exude Godly principles. Put this on the Holy Spirit, but discipline is an amazing thing. When applied to faith, be it natural or supernatural, the result is spiritual confidence. Spiritual confidence and discipline, […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016
Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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