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Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

| August 21, 2015
Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s Reggie Burton, new to the profession of screenwriting for motion pictures, will soon get a chance to see his project on video. The 45 year old Burton said out of his love for movies, he decided to try writing a screenplay. He said he wanted to start small so he wrote a […]

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Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

| August 21, 2015
Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

The Links Incorporated hosts Summer Soiree fundraiser for classical arts education scholarships FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is hosting a Summer Soiree, a signature fundraiser to support classical arts education scholarships for local students, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at the Embassy Theater, 125 West Jefferson […]

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Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

| August 21, 2015
Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than three years old in the black community by nearly 22 percent, according to a recent report. The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in […]

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Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

| August 21, 2015
Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Year after year in measure after measure, black, Latino and Native American students trail their white peers in educational outcomes. These gaps were at their lowest in 1988, the same year public schools hit peak integration levels–and long-term data shows that this was no coincidence. “As long as […]

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How to pick a great school for your child

| August 21, 2015
How to pick a great school for your child

By Kevin Chavous Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to […]

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NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

| August 20, 2015
NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently announced the names of the recipients of the individuals and companies or organizations to be honored for community service at the NAACP’s upcoming 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum […]

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Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

| August 20, 2015
Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Anthony and First Lady Sandy Payton of Come As You Are Community Church, located at 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., are scheduled to be honored by the congregation on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 for their 20 years of dedicated service. At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12, there will be a fashion show, fellowship and […]

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015
Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

| August 20, 2015
Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

By Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Prince has a message for new artists eager for a record deal: “Don’t sign.” According to National Public Radio, Prince’s comment came during a meeting with selected journalists in his Minneapolis hometown for the 2015 National Association of Black Journalists Convention. “Record contracts are […]

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GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015
GOP’s raging intra-party war

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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