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Spotlight on Lisa Worrell of Pontiac Branch Library

| September 24, 2014
Spotlight on Lisa Worrell of Pontiac Branch Library

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? This week, we’re going to share in the beauty and joy that our little ones bring or brought to us as parents, grandparents and others. Remember how wonderful it felt to see their first smile and how, whenever they’d smiled at us, it would bring us immense joy? Remember […]

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American Red Cross partners with Hysterium, Haunted Hotel to scare up blood donations

| September 24, 2014
American Red Cross partners with Hysterium, Haunted Hotel to scare up blood donations

FORT WAYNE and HUNTINGTON—A Halloween Blood Drive is scheduled to take place Monday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 4 at American Red Cross Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Road and the Lutheran Donor Center. All presenting blood donors will receive a voucher for one general admission to either Hysterium (in Fort Wayne) or […]

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Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

| September 24, 2014
Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

FORT WAYNE—Pioneering editor and activist Susan L. Taylor is the scheduled keynote speaker for the 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African […]

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Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

| September 24, 2014
Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper A black family taking pictures of their son–who has Down’s syndrome on his first day of school was interrupted by white school security guard, who proceeded to ridicule the 12-year-old, the boy’s mother said. Brandiss Pearson told the Post-Standard of Syracuse, N.Y., they were […]

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Indiana Department of Child Services resolves adoption subsidy litigation

| September 24, 2014

UAgreement will benefit Hoosier children adopted from foster care system INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and Cohen & Malad LLP announced that an agreement has been submitted to the LaPorte Superior Court for approval to provide $15.1 million to more than 1,800 children who were adopted from the state’s foster care system.  The […]

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Strip mines, pollution, de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

| September 24, 2014
Strip mines, pollution, de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

(GIN)–Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees, and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease. In less than a year’s time, the virus has migrated from its “reservoir” in fruit bats to humans who may have supplemented their diets […]

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Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

| September 24, 2014
Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs, such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc., alive. To carry on their functions, the lungs need food to keep […]

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Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

| September 24, 2014
Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

(GIN)–New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world. Marchers came by […]

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Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014
Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

Tyisha M. Eldridge, 35, departed from this life on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born on Aug. 8, 1979. She was a coordinator at the Y.M.C.A. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Theron A. Smith III; daughter, Akyia K. Smith; parents, Thurman W. Eldridge Sr. and Yolanda James; fiance, Theron A. Smith Jr.; […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

Man uses stolen credit cards to buy computer equipment FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 26, this unknown subject (male black in black t-shirt) in this surveillance photo allegedly used stolen credit card information of two different victims at two different stores in Fort Wayne to purchase mini i-Pads.  The stores were the Meijer’s on Maysville Road and […]

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