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Interfaith activists in Central African Republic tapped for prize

| August 25, 2015
Interfaith activists in Central African Republic tapped for prize

(GIN)—Three religious clerics, the spiritual founders of a “peace platform” in the Central African Republic, were rewarded with a prize for their invaluable work. The Interfaith Peace Platform received the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize for its efforts to end the squabbling among the country’s three major faiths. “Things are slowly getting better,” said […]

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Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

| August 25, 2015
Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon By Paul Ricketts “The American school system is inexcusably treating the civil rights movement, essentially, as if it never happened, part of a collective, general amnesia about African-American history as a whole.” That is the assessment of Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of […]

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FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

| August 25, 2015
FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

Chief Eric Lahey spearheads effort to recruit from all segments of city FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for a few good men, and women—and men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey said he is firmly devoted to building a more diverse department but not […]

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black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015
black lives have always mattered

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

| August 24, 2015
Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Since school has began again, I thought it would be wonderful to bring someone to the forefront within the school system who’s there to help give students an understanding if they need it and to help them get through whatever they’re experiencing in their lives.  And, also to bring […]

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Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

| August 24, 2015
Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

FORT WAYNE—The adult male seriously injured in a shooting that took place in the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue Aug. 15, has has been identified as 32 year old Javon L. Thomas. At last report, Thomas remained hospitalized in serious condition.

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Questa announces new board members, officers

| August 24, 2015
Questa announces new board members, officers

FORT WAYNE—The Questa Education Foundation announces the following new board members and offices for 2015-16. Board officers include: Officers include: • Chair—John Steiner, vice president, Lake City Bank. • Vice Chair—Kerry Hubartt, editor The News Sentinel. • Treasurer—Judy Roy, executive vice president of finance and administration, Indiana Tech. • Secretary—James Koday, partner, Barrett McNagny. Members […]

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Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

| August 22, 2015
Buzzwords used to describe African Americans seen as harmful

By Jessica R. Key Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis Recorder Whether in print, on television or on social media, people are beginning to use code words or phrases to describe African-Americans. “Urban” is now the politically-correct term for black people, neighborhoods or style of dress; “thug” is sometimes code for the N-word; and […]

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Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

| August 21, 2015
Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s Reggie Burton, new to the profession of screenwriting for motion pictures, will soon get a chance to see his project on video. The 45 year old Burton said out of his love for movies, he decided to try writing a screenplay. He said he wanted to start small so he wrote a […]

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Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

| August 21, 2015
Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

The Links Incorporated hosts Summer Soiree fundraiser for classical arts education scholarships FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is hosting a Summer Soiree, a signature fundraiser to support classical arts education scholarships for local students, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at the Embassy Theater, 125 West Jefferson […]

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