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Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

| February 25, 2015
Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Wilcox County, Ala., on a dusty road in a tiny shack where the blacktop ends. Miss Martha Kelsaw was my midwife and brought me into this world. I remember during , my childhood ,the yearly late-summer migrations ” home” to Coy, Ala. My parents […]

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Gay Marriage in Alabama

| February 25, 2015
Gay Marriage in Alabama

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]

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Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015
Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

Five-year-old killed by gunshot FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 p.m., Feb. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1500 block of W. Fourth Street in regards to a shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined that some sort of negligent discharge involving a gun took place and a five year old female was […]

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Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

| February 24, 2015
Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

FORT WAYNE—Impressed by the idea of back to back championships? How about “three-peats?” That’s considered an extraordinary feat in any record. Given that, what would you say about a five-peat? One Fort Wayne team has achieved that—five back to back championships in the arena of knowledge. On Feb. 19, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation […]

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Makeover Conference huge success

| February 24, 2015
Makeover Conference huge success

Post by Frost Illustrated. By Denise Jordan There was a buzz in the air right from the beginning. Each woman that walked in the door was greeted and welcomed to the Empower Her Zone. Words of encouragement and affirmation were spoken as women met up with long-time friends, made new acquaintances, and enjoyed the healthy […]

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AARP monthly meeting scheduled for March

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Mary Haupert, president of Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to present on some of […]

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Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

| February 24, 2015
Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A very public conflict between the Bridge Crossing Jubilee Inc., the local group that has been commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for more than four decades, and the largely white-run The Faith & Politics Institute, a Washington-based group that had organized competing marches in Selma and Montgomery on the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary […]

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Record-level of criminal exonerations in 2014

| February 24, 2015
Record-level of criminal exonerations in 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Black criminal defendants accounted for roughly 46 percent of the 125 known exonerations in 2014, the highest annual number of recorded since 1989, according to a national registry that tracks wrongful convictions. According to a recent report by The National Registry of Exonerations, the next highest total […]

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Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015
Rape’s other victims

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

| February 24, 2015
Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act”–which would restore the preclearance requirement by the Justice Department for states mainly in the South–“is not necessary.” He has decided […]

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