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Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Classes offered at Optimistics

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Step Up To Fitness Studio is scheduled to present Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Classes from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6.p.m. to 7 p.m., every Monday at the Optimistic Enterprises Building on corner of Oxford and Warsaw streets. The cost is $5 per class. For more information call (313) 434-6549 Step Up To Fitness Studio […]

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Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

| January 27, 2015
Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

Editor’s note: Fort Wayne’s own Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church recently released his book “Leadership Reflections.” Already acclaimed by many as a powerful, insightful guide into the methods and attitudes needed for successful leadership not only in the church but in the community, the book has attracted attention not  only […]

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Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

| January 27, 2015
Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

“We are marching to Zion/Beautiful, beautiful Zion/We’re marching upward to  Zion/The beautiful city of God.”—Traditional Christian hymn by Isaac Watts and Robert Lowry “When Johnny comes marching home again,/Hurrah! Hurrah!/We’ll give him a hearty welcome then/Hurrah! Hurrah!’The men will cheer and the boys will shout/The ladies they will all turn out/And we’ll all feel gay […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

| January 27, 2015
Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I remember growing up and singing songs like “I’ve got a new home, over in Zion, and it’s mine, mine, all mine!” Do you remember hearing those kinds of songs? I have mixed emotions as I think of having a new home. Having a new home implies that there was […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

| January 21, 2015
New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

(GIN)—Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front and center in today’s news. A new report on the topic has come up with figures that even caught the financial community by surprise. For example: members of the “world’s richest” club earn half-a-million dollars per minute, the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

Woman critically injured in shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:08 a.m., Jan. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult female was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined that the […]

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Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

| January 17, 2015
Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

Ms. Cole discusses how she was abused as a 3 year-old child at home by her parents to the extent that she didn’t have the opportunity to worry about Mississippi racism, segregation, lynchings, politics and Historic White Supremacists.

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015
With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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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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