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Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| June 30, 2015
Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

Educational programsto benefit from $45,000 grant award FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne has received a $45,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support Project Learn. The project encompasses educational programming at the Clubs that include daily homework during “Power Hour,” small group tutoring for children needing assistance with basic skills, […]

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Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

| June 30, 2015
Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

By LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion There’s a new Mason-Dixon Line being drawn in our country—and it runs right through Medicaid, one of the country’s most important health insurance programs. Historically, the Mason-Dixon Line marked the division between states that embraced slavery and states that rejected […]

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Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

| June 30, 2015
Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

WARSAW–Dr. Pam Galloway, candidate for the Third Congressional District of Indiana, has issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced a flawed decision in King v. Burwell to uphold subsidies for the federal Obamacare exchanges. These subsidies were not authorized by the plain language of the law, and were simply created by the […]

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Greater Mt. Ararat to install pastors

| June 30, 2015
Greater Mt. Ararat to install pastors

FORT WAYNE—Grace and Glory Encounter Ministries is scheduled to install Pastors Kenneth and Antoinette Hilliard during a special service at 5 p.m., July 11 to be held at Greater Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 2111 Edsall Ave. The public is invited to attend.

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Nominate your ‘Good Man’ for YWCA Northeast Indiana 100 Good Men

| June 30, 2015
Nominate your ‘Good Man’ for YWCA Northeast Indiana 100 Good Men

Celebration| FORT WAYNE—What Makes A Good Man? A good man does not do things to be nice, he does them because he has a moral code, a set of core values and he will always do his best to make sure that his actions are in line with his own personal standards. A good man […]

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South Africa loses ‘chicken war’ with U.S., opening way to cheap imports

| June 30, 2015
South Africa loses ‘chicken war’ with U.S., opening way to cheap imports

(GIN)–The reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act will open the floodgates for U.S. chicken parts and undercut South Africa’s domestic industry with cheaper cuts of meat, local chicken producers fear. AGOA, as the trade pact is known, was just reauthorized after South Africa agreed to remove “anti-dumping” protectionist tariffs in place since 2000. […]

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Witnesses say Chibok girls have begun taking orders from terror group

| June 30, 2015
Witnesses say Chibok girls have begun taking orders from terror group

(GIN)–With more than 400 days of captivity, some of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, may now be taking orders from their captors in the terror group Boko Haram, witnesses are telling Amnesty International. Witnesses say some are being used to terrorize other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves. The testimony cannot be […]

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President of Burundi faces isolation in drive to win third term

| June 30, 2015
President of Burundi faces isolation in drive to win third term

(GIN)–Polling places have been set up in Burundi for controversial parliamentary elections that have put President Pierre Nkurunziza at odds with religious groups, the political opposition, students, the African Union, and the U.S. Nkurunziza is seeking a third term despite a constitutional limit of two terms. The president argues that his first term was the […]

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Summit of women of African descent opens in Nicaragua

| June 30, 2015
Summit of women of African descent opens in Nicaragua

(GIN)–Some 270 women from 220 countries gathered in Managua, Nicaragua over the past weekend to launch a political platform that addresses discrimination against people of color. At the end of the three day meeting, the women participants and representatives of more than 400 black women’s organizations adopted a political strategy, timed to coincide with the […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015
Obama becoming more outspoken on race

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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