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Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

| March 18, 2017
Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

By K.P. Williams Pop, rock, jazz and classical. These are all separate genres of music. But what happens when you put two of them together? You get “opera in jazz” rather than “jazz opera,” according to jazz musician and opera composer Terence Blanchard, who is the former Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance artistic director. […]

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The answer to every problem

| March 17, 2017
The answer to every problem

By Brother Jackie Wall By authority and approval of Bishop Joe Swanson PRAISE YAHSHUA! Maybe you have suddenly lost something, a job, a loved one. Perhaps you have been told you have a serious disease. Could it be your home has been foreclosed on or burned down. Did your car die on you at the […]

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Deltas invite high school, college student to apply for scholarship

| March 16, 2017
Deltas invite high school, college student to apply for scholarship

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is accepting applications for its Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship. The Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship was established in 1974 as a memorial to Mrs. Floretta A. Clancy, a charter member of the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. […]

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Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

| March 16, 2017
Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—A former Fort Wayne community advocate, who made his mark in the world of law enforcement, has made his transition. Former Fort Wayne Police Department Assistant Chief David Allen Coleman Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born April 23, 1951, in Indianapolis, David Coleman was the eldest child […]

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Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

| March 16, 2017
Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

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Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

| March 16, 2017
Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, Love your column!! However, I was a little concerned about the advice that you gave to “No Good Deed” about the worker who donated her time off to one of her co-workers, who claimed that her sister had died. If there is a possibility that the […]

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Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

| March 16, 2017
Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Sometimes I wonder if I was a black Democrat, a retired black athlete or a black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder. As a life-long, die hard black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get […]

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America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

| March 15, 2017
America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

By Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think. Middle neighborhoods are communities on the edge of growth and decline. When we discuss middle neighborhoods we are describing neighborhoods that have four main characteristics: neighborhoods […]

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Russia winning war for American minds

| March 15, 2017
Russia winning war for American minds

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media that has willfully ignored the context surrounding President Trump and his alleged Russian connections. Anyone who has a base understanding of how intelligence works, knows that the U.S. is […]

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

| March 15, 2017
A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come. Snow meant two things: dessert and money. I could take some of that new-fallen snow before the cats. Dogs and birds got to it and add some evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla or some […]

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