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Obituaries: March 22-28, 2017 Edition

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

Dr. Laliene Baker, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Covington Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 7, 1929 in Fort Wayne. Dr. Baker served the Fort Wayne community as a podiatrist until her health began to decline. She was a faithful member of Turner Chapel AME Church where […]

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Woman critical after Hadley Road crash

| March 21, 2017
Woman critical after Hadley Road crash

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:16 p.m., March 13, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of S. Hadley Road. Officers arrived and located an SUV down in the embankment, with what appeared to be at least one female occupant. The female occupant was both pinned […]

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Snoop Dogg and Ronald Klump: Someone tell these folks to be for real

| March 21, 2017
Snoop Dogg and Ronald Klump: Someone tell these folks to be for real

A Frost Illustrated Commentary “Obama, he’s a piece of [expletive deleted]. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.”—Rocker Ted Nugent after a 2007 concert “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be […]

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BABIES—spare the children

| March 19, 2017
BABIES—spare the children

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy It might be accurate to say that training converts from heathens to sainthood could be the greater works that Jesus talked about. And, to convert followers of Moses would require the very power and knowledge from above. The transformation of the state of carnality to the spirit requires divine intervention. Newborn […]

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Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

| March 18, 2017
Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

By K.P. Williams Pop, rock, jazz and classical. These are all separate genres of music. But what happens when you put two of them together? You get “opera in jazz” rather than “jazz opera,” according to jazz musician and opera composer Terence Blanchard, who is the former Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance artistic director. […]

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The answer to every problem

| March 17, 2017
The answer to every problem

By Brother Jackie Wall By authority and approval of Bishop Joe Swanson PRAISE YAHSHUA! Maybe you have suddenly lost something, a job, a loved one. Perhaps you have been told you have a serious disease. Could it be your home has been foreclosed on or burned down. Did your car die on you at the […]

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Deltas invite high school, college student to apply for scholarship

| March 16, 2017
Deltas invite high school, college student to apply for scholarship

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is accepting applications for its Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship. The Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship was established in 1974 as a memorial to Mrs. Floretta A. Clancy, a charter member of the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. […]

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Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

| March 16, 2017
Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—A former Fort Wayne community advocate, who made his mark in the world of law enforcement, has made his transition. Former Fort Wayne Police Department Assistant Chief David Allen Coleman Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born April 23, 1951, in Indianapolis, David Coleman was the eldest child […]

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Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

| March 16, 2017
Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

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Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

| March 16, 2017
Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, Love your column!! However, I was a little concerned about the advice that you gave to “No Good Deed” about the worker who donated her time off to one of her co-workers, who claimed that her sister had died. If there is a possibility that the […]

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