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Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

| October 12, 2017
Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m going through an extremely difficult time with my son, his girlfriend and her mom. They all live in my house with their two children. The problem is that they live with me at my expense—room and board, electricity, water, cable and gas. The two ladies refuse […]

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NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

| October 11, 2017
NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.—In response to the ongoing mismanaged lead crisis in East Chicago and the Trump administration’s cuts to the EPA and environmental justice programs, NAACP Indiana, in partnership with Indiana State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists, kicks off Our Community Scientists initiative with a hosted a series of student and community lead […]

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Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

| October 11, 2017
Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

FORT WAYNE—The local Bahá’í community of Fort Wayne are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Oct. 22. This will be a global, grassroots celebration with communities creating events large and small; many reflecting the diversity of nearly six million followers around the world. […]

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Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

| October 11, 2017
Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

MINISTER ERNEST BASS was born February 16, 1936 in West Memphis, Arkansas, the son of Bertha Collins and R.B. Buckner. On Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 81, he exchanged this life for a pair of wings and was welcomed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternal […]

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From the mouths of babes

| October 10, 2017
From the mouths of babes

I was reminded that wisdom flows from the mouths of babes while watching the video gone viral of nine year old Briana pleading with women at an Indianapolis abortion center. A snippet from that that video follows. Brianna pleaded, I am a nine year old, and the voice of your baby right now. “Don’t kill […]

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First Federal Bank, First Insurance Group to fund up to $10,000 of ‘Pay it Forward” ideas

| October 10, 2017
First Federal Bank, First Insurance Group to fund up to $10,000 of ‘Pay it Forward” ideas

DEFIANCE, Ohio—Have an idea to improve the community but not sure how to receive funding? First Federal Bank and First Insurance Group are now accepting submissions for their annual Pay it Forward Day. On Nov. 15, the bank and agency are scheduled to spend up to $10,000 to fund projects that help spread kindness in […]

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Spotlight on drummer Joe King

| October 10, 2017
Spotlight on drummer Joe King

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 busy days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love.  On that note, […]

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Drug overdose leading cause of accidental death inU.S.

| October 10, 2017
Drug overdose leading cause of accidental death inU.S.

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths. Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to this problem. With drug dealers across the […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

| October 10, 2017
Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Deep Cover,” starring Laurence Fishburne. The movie debuted in 1992. Fishburne plays Russell Stevens Jr., an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent. During his initial interview with the DEA, Fishburne’s character was asked: “So, Officer Stevens, tell me, do you know […]

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What happens in this house…

| October 10, 2017
What happens in this house…

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Family secrets can be detrimental. “What happens in this house, stays in this house”, they said. These words were heard in many families.  Holding some personal information as confidential is one thing, but being told to keep silent about hurt and abuse that one experiences is another. For far […]

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