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Marshall White honored with Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award

| February 15, 2017
Marshall White honored with Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award

FORT WAYNE—Visionary youth advocate, life coach and artist Marshall White was recently awarded the the prestigious Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award. White, founder and CEO of Unity Performing Arts Foundations, the umbrella organization of the world-renowned and world championship Voices of Unity youth choir, was recognized for his contributions to the youth of and people […]

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Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

| February 15, 2017
Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear President Trump, I don’t know why I have become the repository for the frustrations among black Republicans across the country, but I have. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t get calls from black Republicans who feel totally and thoroughly ignored not only by you and your […]

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Spotlight on Fort Wayne United

| February 15, 2017
Spotlight on Fort Wayne United

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this weeks […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 15-21, 2017 Edition

| February 15, 2017
Obituaries: Feb. 15-21, 2017 Edition

Mildred E. Phillips, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. (Isaiah) Phillips Lapsley, West Bloomfield, Michigan, Gloria F (Ralph) Phillips Miller, Marysville, Tenn.; a son, Alvin E. (Viola) Phillips, Toledo, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin E. […]

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New Somali president boosts hopes for long-awaited stability

| February 14, 2017
New Somali president boosts hopes for long-awaited stability

(GIN)—The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s next president has inspired optimism for the future of Somalia. The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic and foreign elements, arrived late and, at times, act […]

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Media under gun for reporting actual facts

| February 14, 2017
Media under gun for reporting actual facts

(GIN)—A “tweet storm” coming from the nation’s White House is pummeling reporters, editors and publishers who have been standing up for “real facts” not “alternative facts” in their coverage of the current administration. Similarly, media workers in the Ivory Coast are facing harsh punishment for what the government calls “spreading false information” about a mutiny […]

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Radio still dynamic medium in 21st century says U.N. on World Radio Day

| February 14, 2017
Radio still dynamic medium in 21st century says U.N. on World Radio Day

(GIN)—Since its invention in 1895, the radio just won’t sit still. From a big box with lights, bulbs and dials, to a portable unit small enough for one’s pocket, to an app, to a unit you can set up at home, the radio has changed its look but continues to have a singular role as […]

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Tension mounts as Kenyan doctors jailed in labor dispute

| February 14, 2017
Tension mounts as Kenyan doctors jailed in labor dispute

(GIN)—Seven doctors leading a strike of public sector medical professionals were hauled off to jail as talks collapsed to end a four year running labor dispute. More than 5,000 workers are honoring the strike which began Dec. 5. The Kenyan Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has been calling on government to honor a wage […]

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We-Funk All Stars to host ‘Tribute To Funk Music’ March 3

| February 14, 2017
We-Funk All Stars to host ‘Tribute To Funk Music’ March 3

“Yeah, We-Funk, y’all know this is what I want you all to do: If you got faults, defects or shortcomings you know like arthritis, rheumatism or migraines, whatever part of your body it is, I want you to lay it on your radio. Let the vibes flow through, funk not only moves, it can remove, […]

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Fort Wayne Ballet continues Family Series with ‘The Little Prince’

| February 14, 2017
Fort Wayne Ballet continues Family Series with ‘The Little Prince’

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Ballet is scheduled to continue its Family Series Season on Feb. 18, 2017 by presenting “The Little Prince”, a story full of friendship and adventure. It tells the story of a young prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid and meets the most curious people in this strange world. […]

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