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Five Facts You Need to Know about the Buffalo Soldiers

| July 20, 2016
Five Facts You Need to Know about the Buffalo Soldiers

1. In 1866, through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African-American Army units. The units were identified as the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry regiments. The four infantry regiments were later reorganized to form the 24th and 25th Infantry regiments. 2. These fighting […]

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Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

| July 20, 2016
Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

By Marilyn Marshall (Houston Defender, NNPA Member) The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military. Beginning Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, the museum will be the site of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of […]

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Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA Second Annual Block Party

| July 20, 2016
Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA Second Annual Block Party

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we continue traveling on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, I have some fantastic news to share with you.  This Saturday, July 23, Renaissance Pointe YMCA is having their second annual block party and it’s guaranteed to be a fun and exciting afternoon […]

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Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

| July 20, 2016
Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

By Jonathan Ray Special to Frost Illustrated The recent shootings in Fort Wayne raises complex and confounding questions and in response many people have attempted to define the problem narrowly focused on symptoms rather than solution that cause community change. Focusing on changes that are solely focused on symptoms is like the story of the […]

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Bloom Project to host ‘Kings Feat’ for young men, ages 12 through 18

| July 20, 2016
Bloom Project to host ‘Kings Feat’ for young men, ages 12 through 18

National motivational speaker, author Robert Jackson keynote speaker FORT WAYNE—Bloom Project Inc. in partnership with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is scheduled to present national motivational speaker, mentor and author of “No More Excuses: Black Men Stand Up,” Robert Jackson to Kings Feast 2k16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 23, at IPFW’s Classic […]

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Who’s Uk’s new foreign secretary? Local mags say he’s racist

| July 20, 2016
Who’s Uk’s new foreign secretary? Local mags say he’s racist

(GIN)—Nonstop media coverage of the UK’s exit from the European Community may have been confounding to many Americans but the latest development in Great Britain’s power shuffle seems more ominous. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been tapped to be Britain’s next Foreign Secretary and he’s already shown an inflammatory side towards people of […]

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African Union unveils new Pan-African passport

| July 20, 2016
African Union unveils new Pan-African passport

(GIN)—National leaders at the African Union summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, last week were presented with a prototype of the long-awaited Pan-African passport. “We’ve been overwhelmed by requests and enquiries of other ministers, officials and African citizens to share in this privilege of holding an African passport,” said AU Commissioner Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. It is hoped […]

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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016
Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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Health experts at major AIDS confab cite new infection surge

| July 20, 2016
Health experts at major AIDS confab cite new infection surge

(GIN)—A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts is settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is better survival rates thanks to life-saving medications. People living with HIV will be among the more than 18,000 attendees and will figure prominently in many of […]

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Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

| July 20, 2016
Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

New restrictions take effect on July By Rex Early INDIANAPOLIS—Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Many Hoosier smokers realize the health problems associated with […]

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