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Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 29, 2014
Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying takes us back to 1948, rural Louisiana. A time and a place where it is not surprising that race is an issue in sentencing a young black man to death.

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Hope is the only answer

| October 29, 2014
Hope is the only answer

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It has been stated: “Each time a man stands for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”—Robert Francis Kennedy “The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience. But one who speaks […]

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Crime and Safety Report: October 29-November 4 Edition

| October 29, 2014

Man charged with murder in cemetery death of woman FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:20 p.m., Oct. 20, Fort Wayne police responded to the Catholic Cemetery located at 3500 Lake Avenue when ground crews discovered a woman down on the undeveloped portion of the cemetery property which is immediately south of the cemetery itself. Officers, medics and […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League set to host job fair Oct. 30

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Urban League’s Employment Department is scheduled to host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, that is open to the public. Community members are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress for success. Frontier, Lowe’s, Kelly Services, Superior Aluminum Alloys, Meijer and other businesses will provide on-site interviews […]

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Providence to host free flu shot clinic, anniversary events

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2317 Holton Ave., is scheduled to host a free flu shot clinic, sponsored by Walgreens, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1. This event is being offered to the community to promote good health. The church announces a celebration of its 59th anniversary. The theme is “Harmony in Stewardship.” The celebration […]

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Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

| October 29, 2014
Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The Nov. 4 election is only a moment away.  Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A  did not know that there is to be an election on Nov. 4, 2014.  As far as some segments of our society […]

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Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

| October 28, 2014
Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era and rig state and national elections in favor of the Republican Party by denying black and Hispanic voters access to the ballot. The refusal […]

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Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

| October 27, 2014
Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, The Center for Creative Collaboration and the Edward Lowe Foundation are scheduled to conduct a workshop on the challenges of leading a minority owned firm from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 19, at Indiana Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus, Talwar Leadership Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. According to organizers, diversity is a […]

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State IDAAC meeting comes to Fort Wayne

| October 27, 2014
State IDAAC meeting comes to Fort Wayne

Late Charles Redd to be honored at meeting FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) will be holding their Fourth Quarterly meeting in Fort on Nov. 1, at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 East Creighton Ave. The Executive Board is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. and the General Membership and the public are invited to […]

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Jerusalem Baptist to host month of Men’s Day events

| October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1151 Francis St., is scheduled to host its 54th Men’s Day Observance, during a series of special events in November. The theme for this year’s observance is “Christian Men with a New Determination,” taken from Philippians 3:12-14. The celebration is scheduled to include the following events: • 7 p.m., Nov. 1—All […]

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