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Crime and Safety Report: December 17-23

| December 17, 2014

Beware of holiday counterfeiters FORT WAYNE—‘Tis the season for counterfeiters and the Fort Wayne Police Department wants to remind both the retailers and citizens to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. During the holiday season, as many as 50 percent of shoppers will be using paper currency versus credit and/or debit cards. Counterfeiters will […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014
Yes, marching still makes a difference

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Still looking for change

| December 16, 2014
Still looking for change

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.  In 2007, leading up to 2008, when the ultimate level of political history had finally come to fruition, black […]

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Blacks rejoining labor market

| December 16, 2014
Blacks rejoining labor market

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from Labor Department, because of increasing optimism in the economy. The black unemployment rate rose from 10.9 percent in October to 11.1 percent and the jobless rate for whites increased slightly […]

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Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

| December 16, 2014
Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 11, The Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry. Since Nov. 3, onsite childcare has been provided for children up to five years of age residing at Charis House, the women and children’s ministry of The Rescue Mission. Chara 10:14 is a fully-functioning, registered childcare ministry […]

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Beginning of Journey for Justice

| December 16, 2014
Beginning of Journey for Justice

By Tony Young Civil Rights Committee UAW Local 2209 Special to Frost Illustrated For most Americans the story, of how labor organizations like the UAW were key partners in the Civil Rights movement of the mid-20th century is an unknown piece of trivia. From the UAW’s support of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, which […]

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Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

| December 16, 2014
Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

The archaic grand jury system By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” Given the recent failure of grand juries to indict Darren Wilson, a white […]

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How to get enrolled into a Marketplace healthcare plan

| December 15, 2014

Public invited to meeting to learn about healthcare laws, available plans FORT WAYNE—HealthVisions of Fort Wayne, Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, Neighborhood Health Clinics and The Volunteer Center is scheduled to host a Town Hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, […]

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Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014
Blacks, browns seen as savages

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

| December 15, 2014
‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

By the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular […]

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