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Spotlight on veterinarian Darius Starks

| September 10, 2014
Spotlight on veterinarian Darius Starks

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

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Broadway Christian Church celebrates 40th anniversary

| September 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Broadway Christian Church, 910 Broadway, is celebrating their 40th Anniversary Sept. 19 Sept. 21. BCC opened its doors in January 1974 under the direction of Pastor Robert Yawberg. At that time, Fort Wayne Mayor Ivan Lebanoff, was expressing concerns that many churches and business were leaving the downtown core and he challenged churches to commit […]

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Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

| September 10, 2014
Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

(GIN)–A U.S. drone war on the insurgency in Somalia has overlooked the war on women–specifically the abuse, rapes and attacks on women and girls by AMISOM—the African Union Mission in Somalia, a new report by Human Rights Watch has disclosed. In its report titled “The Power These Men Have Over Us,” the New York-based Human […]

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Church leaders defend ‘Public Protector’ vilified over Zuma report

| September 10, 2014
Church leaders defend ‘Public Protector’ vilified over Zuma report

(GIN)—A blizzard of brickbats, insults and other aspersions aimed at South Africa’s Public Protector assigned to investigate the taxpayer-financed country estate of President Jacob Zuma, have roused the Diakonia Council of Churches, a social justice faith-based group, which this week came to her defense in an open letter. The council said it wished there were […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014
Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014
Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

Brian J. Bates, 23, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Born Jan. 19, 1991 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dorian G. Smith-Phillips; father, Jeffrey (Alicia) Bates Sr.; brothers, Jeffrey Bates Jr., Adam Bates, Gregory Dewayne Thompson, Demarkus Thompson, Sedric Washington Jr; sisters, Doeneseya Shophia Bates, […]

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Medical center to be named for Sierra Leonean MD who treated victims of Ebola

| September 10, 2014
Medical center to be named for Sierra Leonean MD who treated victims of Ebola

(GIN)—The family of Sheik Humarr Khan has set up a foundation in his name to help pay for the education of future medical workers and provide support to the families of doctors and nurses who lose their lives in the field, The Lancet, a medical magazine reported in a recent issue. “He was very aware […]

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Liberia contends with Ebola as diasporans urge ‘regime change’

| September 10, 2014
Liberia contends with Ebola as diasporans urge ‘regime change’

(GIN)—Photos of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf looking tired or grim suggest the toll the current Ebola epidemic has taken on the 75-year-old leader. The crisis, for which the region was ill-prepared, has taken more than a thousand lives–some 700 in Liberia—and many of the improvised control strategies appear to have backfired including the quarantining […]

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Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

| September 10, 2014
Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

FORT WAYNE—Real followers of local sport might already know the name Bobby Moore. “Back in the day,” as they say, Moore was one of the area’s top amateur boxers, winning three Golden Gloves championships and going on to compete in three national finals boxing tournaments before going on to a brief professional career before moving […]

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Greenpeace takes aim at South Africa’s Eskom over airborne killer coal dust

| September 10, 2014
Greenpeace takes aim at South Africa’s Eskom over airborne killer coal dust

(GIN)—Environmental activists at Greenpeace Africa have launched a global campaign to block efforts by Eskom, South Africa’s public power utility, to release more polluting coal dust in the air. The dust has been linked to an uptick in premature deaths now estimated at 2,700 every year. Greenpeace is pushing its campaign in the wake of […]

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