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HealthVisions to offer free flu shots

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—HealthVisions of Fort Wayne in partnership with The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne Inc., Walgreens, and the Prevention Clinic-2 is scheduled to present  a Free Flu Shots program, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 25 at Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bower Ave. No one will be turned away. For more information or to register […]

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AARP to hold monthly meeting Oct. 2

| September 23, 2014
AARP to hold monthly meeting Oct. 2

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Fred Taube, a volunteer counselor from SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is scheduled to answer Medicare questions and […]

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Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

| September 23, 2014
Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

By Jeanie Summerville What.s up, babies? Isn’t GOD awesome? Of course HE is! This week’s spotlight is a little different, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better. Reason being, so all of you can feel the love, the compassion, the hope and the beauty of forgiveness from […]

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St. John schedules Women Day event

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to host a Women Day service starting with 9 a.m. Sunday School and continuing at 10:15 Sunday morning service, Sept. 28. The scheduled guest speaker is Mrs. Mary. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call St. John Missionary Baptist Church […]

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Restoration Center to celebrate Founder’s Day

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Restoration Center Church, 5522 McClellan St., is scheduled to celebrate Founder’s Day 2014 honor Pastor Michael and Anita Payton, with two special days. The theme for the celebration is “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” At 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, Pastor Elijah Harris of Oakridge Temple is the scheduled guest presenter for the […]

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Community Foundation distributes $1,194,786 in grants this quarter

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,194,786 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: ● AIDS Task Force ($35,000)—Care coordination, education, and outreach programs; ● Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society ($20,000)—K-12 student group tour visitation program; ● ARCH ($10,000)—Protection and preservation of historic places […]

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Sending military equipment to police questioned

| September 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Washington lawmakers recently grilled officials from the Defense Department (DOD), Homeland Security and the Department of Justice over programs that sent equipment and money to state and local law enforcement agencies. Experts say those resources ultimately contributed to the militarization of police departments nationwide. The stunning images […]

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Jerusalem to host revival, crusade

| September 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church 1151 Francis St. is scheduled to host a Revival & Evangelistic Crusade at 7 p.m., nightly from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The theme for the crusade is “A New Beginning,” taken from 43:18-19. The scheduled guest preacher is Dr. Johnny L. Walker of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Chicago. For […]

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

| September 22, 2014
NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL–which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long–has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking […]

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Racism is not a card game

| September 22, 2014
Racism is not a card game

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes to making an accurate or rational evaluation of the socioeconomic and political plight of […]

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