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Nobel Peace Prize vindicated Martin Luther King Jr. for stand on nonviolence

| January 16, 2015

By Zachary Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third black recipient and the second African American, following Ralph Bunche, the famed […]

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Boko Haram commits ‘deadliest massacre yet’ in Baga

| January 15, 2015
Boko Haram commits ‘deadliest massacre yet’ in Baga

(GIN)—The northern Nigerian town of Baga was devastated over the weekend by a surprise raid conducted by Boko Haram insurgents apparently aimed at a major military base constructed there. Amnesty International estimates the death toll could be as high as 2,000, though some witnesses cite lower tolls in the hundreds. Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, a […]

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Alphas to hold Black and Gold Ball

| January 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Theta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is scheduled to host its Black and Gold Ball at 7:30 p.m., March 21 at Landmark Conference Centre 622 Ellison Road, featuring a social reception entertainment, dancing, dinner and a cash bar. Proceeds from this event will fund the works of Alpha Phi Alpha […]

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015
Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags.  And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]

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‘The Mountaintop’ play brings dramatization of MLK’s final hours to USF campus

| January 14, 2015
‘The Mountaintop’ play brings dramatization of MLK’s final hours to USF campus

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents “The Mountaintop,” a play by American playwright Katori Hall. Directed by Brad Beauchamp, “The Mountaintop” is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The local production stars Fatima Washington and Ennis […]

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015
Movie Review: ‘Selma’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  “Selma,” in the most inspiring way, relays MLK’s state of grace. It is a worthy homage befitting […]

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Message from the president of the MLK Jr. Club

| January 13, 2015
Message from the president of the MLK Jr. Club

By Bennie J. Edwards Happy New Year and welcome to the 30th Annual MLK Unity Day Celebration.  “Thirty years of service to the community” is our theme this year.  To honor this milestone, we are offering free admission to the Unity Day Celebration. We will start the day with the Breakfast with the Clergy.  This event […]

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APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

| January 13, 2015
APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

FORTVWAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is scheduled to award scholarships to two high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means to strengthen […]

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Groups collaborate on special youth summit

| January 13, 2015
Groups collaborate on special youth summit

FORT WAYNE—“Continuing the Journey,” a Youth Empowerment Seminar (Just Say YES) community forum, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 17 at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Collaborators include: IDAAC, the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the Fort Wayne Urban League FWUL Guild, […]

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Scalise should be removed from House leadership

| January 13, 2015
Scalise should be removed from House leadership

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to […]

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