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Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015
Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

Gwendolyn Bradley, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Service was Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Renaissance Missionary Baptist Church, 5515 South Hanna St. Treva D. Breland, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Wesley Health care, Auburn, Ind. Born on July 29, 1969, in Fort Wayne; she was […]

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Interview with Narada Michael Walden

| February 25, 2015
Interview with Narada Michael Walden

Multi Platinum Grammy, Emmy winning producer, musician, recording artist   By Eric D. Hackley Narada Michael Walden is my fourth Cousin, once removed. Narada’s great, great grandfather Calvin Hackley {b.1836} and my great, great grandfather Jerome Hackley {b.1849} were brothers. Calvin was the last Virginia born Hackley and Jerome was the first Michigan born Hackley. […]

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Businesss Profile: Thomas Brownlee’s Tax Service

| February 25, 2015
Businesss Profile: Thomas Brownlee’s Tax Service

By Jeanie Summerville Thomas E. Brownlee is the owner of Thomas Brownlee’s Tax Service that’s located at 3405 Monroe St., and 3622 S. Calhoun St., in Fort Wayne, Ind.  In the following interview, he explains his primary focus on preparing your taxes and meeting your tax needs especially now since tax season is here. 1.) […]

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Ugandan activist tipped for famed Peace Prize

| February 25, 2015
Ugandan activist tipped for famed Peace Prize

(GIN)—From a camp for displaced people amidst war, Victor Ochen was never far from the strife that afflicted Uganda more than a decade ago. The Lord’s Resistance Army abducted his elder brother and cousin. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Since then, Ochen has turned his personal pain into an initiative that aims to rehabilitate victims […]

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South African miners in near-death fire as investors eye profits

| February 25, 2015
South African miners in near-death fire as investors eye profits

(GIN)—An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu gold mine, southwest of Johannesberg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift. The miners were more than 7,500 feet underground when the incident was reported. Three underground fires were reported in October last year and at least one two-week mine closure. Prayers were said and […]

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Girls In Justice

| February 25, 2015
Girls In Justice

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist I’m grateful for a powerful new book, Girls In Justice by artist Richard Ross, a follow up to his moving earlier Juvenile In Justice, which combines Ross’s photographs of girls in the juvenile justice system with interviews he gathered from more than 250 detention facilities across the United States. […]

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Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

| February 25, 2015
Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost FORT WAYNE—The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are from the coffee table […]

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At margins of hot war, Somalis ‘hanging by a thread’

| February 25, 2015
At margins of hot war, Somalis ‘hanging by a thread’

(GIN)—After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the assassins, the motives and the official response. This left actor Barkhad Abdi, who played opposite Tom Hanks in the movie “Captain Phillips” and was making his […]

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We’re still talking about the N-word…

| February 25, 2015
We’re still talking about the N-word…

Despite what some might think, the U.S. still has a long way to go when it comes to having an open, honest dialogue about race. Case in point, we received a number of calls over the weekend about a story that appeared on News Channel 15 outlining how local auto racing promoter Dave Muzzillo allegedly […]

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Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

| February 25, 2015
Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Wilcox County, Ala., on a dusty road in a tiny shack where the blacktop ends. Miss Martha Kelsaw was my midwife and brought me into this world. I remember during , my childhood ,the yearly late-summer migrations ” home” to Coy, Ala. My parents […]

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