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AARP to hold monthly meeting Jan. 8

| December 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation on at 2 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Linda Dunno, AARP District 3 Representative, and Curt Sylvester, former State Liaison, are scheduled to deliver an […]

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Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

| December 12, 2014
Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his “I Have a Dream” speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted what was next. But, we now see what […]

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AT&T faces $10 billion race discrimination suit

| December 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T and DirecTV. The National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM) filed the lawsuit for an unnamed company that “owns seven original […]

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Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014
Journey to justice

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

| December 11, 2014
Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking the time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, happiness, beauty and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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Southern Heights Baptist to present instructive, inspirational play

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Christian Education Department of Southern Heights Baptist Church, 4001 S. Anthony Blvd., is scheduled to present the play, “CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER,” at 4 p.m., Dec.14. The public is invited to come out to this event. The play will focus on 5 Acts: Act I: The period of the Judges Act II: The establishment […]

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Energy companies set sights on war-torn Somalia for next big dig

| December 11, 2014
Energy companies set sights on war-torn Somalia for next big dig

(GIN)—It may not be clear who is running Somalia these days but energy companies appear to know who to call as they conduct onshore and offshore seismic surveys which could make the Horn of Africa an oil giant within six years. Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Chevron are all activating plans to drill […]

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At National Council of Teachers of English Conference, I Met Authors, Listened to Atty. Edelman, Addressed Social Justice and Dined Well

| December 11, 2014
At National Council of Teachers of English Conference, I Met Authors, Listened to Atty. Edelman, Addressed Social Justice and Dined Well

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Knowing a year in advance that the National Council of Teachers of English, of which I am an Emeritus member,  was holding its convention in Washington, D.C., for a couple of months I toyed with attending. Then, when I received a proposal request form to present, I perused the suggested topics, […]

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Junior League of Fort Wayne votes in president-elect

| December 11, 2014
Junior League of Fort Wayne votes in president-elect

FORT WAYNE–The Junior League of Fort Wayne members voted in Jessica Swinford as 2015-2016 president-elect. Swinford is the director of Alumni Relations at the University of Saint Francis. She has been an active member of JLFW since February 2013 and is currently serving as the New Member Committee chair for her second consecutive year. In […]

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The Christmas creep

| December 11, 2014
The Christmas creep

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales? They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now. We’ve been experiencing this “Christmas creep” for years. Some of us are reluctant to call it “Christmas Creep” because there is no Christ or Christianity in the profligate spending […]

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