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Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

| February 22, 2017
Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition) Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate […]

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Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

| February 22, 2017
Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

Willie Mae “Willa” Hooks, transitioned from this earth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Wayne after a short illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Akron, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Richard Hooks of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shannon Hooks of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, […]

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African refugees look north to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

| February 21, 2017
African refugees look north to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

(GIN)—Refugees including some from Africa have been trekking through subzero weather at the northern U.S. border with Canada in a bid to escape a new wave of deportations from the U.S. Last week, a family of eight reportedly from the Sudan managed to cross the border just as a U.S. immigration official attempted to block […]

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2017 debutantes readying for Cotillion Scholarship Ball

| February 21, 2017
2017 debutantes readying for Cotillion Scholarship Ball

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on assignment Fifteen young ladies who are juniors and seniors are scheduled to participate in the 15th Cotillion Scholarship Ball at 6 p.m., March 25 at IPFW International Ballroom. The are: (Standing) Shaneah Williams, 11th grader Horizon Academy; Jasmine Newsome, 12th grader at Luers; Maiyah Farrow, 12th at Cornerstone […]

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Soccer star weeps over racist jeers in Serbian stadium

| February 21, 2017
Soccer star weeps over racist jeers in Serbian stadium

(GIN)—A Brazilian midfielder was subjected to monkey chants and jeers from the stands of the Stadion Karlj etar Prvi in Serbia—just months after an anti-racism taskforce was disbanded by order of the soccer federation FIFA. Everton Luiz left the field in tears on Sunday after he was racially abused by sections of a rival team’s […]

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Civil war blamed for starvation, faming looming in South Sudan

| February 21, 2017
Civil war blamed for starvation, faming looming in South Sudan

(GIN)—The government of South Sudan and the United Nations are reporting that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. The announcement comes as international aid agencies are overwhelmed by catastrophes unfolding in four countries. There have been warnings of famine in Yemen, Somalia and north-eastern Nigeria, but […]

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New study: Blacks feel ignored by Democrat Party

| February 21, 2017
New study: Blacks feel ignored by Democrat Party

Cornell Belcher releases study showing African Americans political feelings By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said that it’s no surprise that black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump administration, because 92 percent of African Americans voted […]

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Deposed head of ‘Shelter Afrique’ leaves all-African housing dream in disarray

| February 21, 2017
Deposed head of ‘Shelter Afrique’ leaves all-African housing dream in disarray

(GIN)—The cry for affordable housing can be heard from coast to coast in U.S. cities but it’s hardly a match for the impending crisis in Africa where the movement of people from rural areas to urban cities has experts warning that hundreds of millions of people will be seeking affordable shelter in a decade or […]

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Caretaker sought in battery against man

| February 21, 2017
Caretaker sought in battery against man

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:34 a.m., Feb. 4, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an apartment in the 6300 block of Nina Drive regarding a battery in progress. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male inside an apartment suffering from head wounds. He was determined to be in serious condition and taken to […]

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Man arrested for battering woman in parking lot

| February 21, 2017
Man arrested for battering woman in parking lot

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:22 a.m., Feb. 15, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 1500 West Main Street in reference to a disturbance.  A citizen called the police to report he could hear a female screaming for help in the area. Officers arrived on scene and located a male and […]

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