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Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

| November 12, 2014
Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? In this thing called life we must cherish every moment of it as if it were our last because it very well could be. That’s why it’s so important to take time out and enjoy the beauty of others who are brought into our lives without prejudice, malice, jealousy […]

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African-American Healthcare Alliance awards 2014 scholarships

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball was held Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The following students were awarded scholarships at the banquet: • Gia Brooks—Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at IPFW, Fort Wayne. • Brittany N. Beasley—Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at University of Indianapolis; Indianapolis. • […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you covered?

| November 12, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you covered?

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Health insurance, and more specifically The Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCARE) is a highly debated political issue. Opinions differ from many ideological perspectives; however, let us but for a moment, assume that all human beings deserve some level of reasonably priced health care coverage. And in this article, I would […]

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Republicans dominate national, state, local midterm elections

| November 12, 2014
Republicans dominate national, state, local midterm elections

FORT WAYNE—The recent Nov. 4 election could be called historic, not because of any landmark, unexpected events but because history held true. Every two-term U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower has finished the last two years of his second term having his party lose control of Congress during the mid-term election of his own last term […]

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Local performer set to present ‘A Night With D’Nique’

| November 12, 2014
Local performer set to present ‘A Night With D’Nique’

FORT WAYNE—Dominique Evans, aka D’Nique, is scheduled to perform November 15 at River City, 405 River Bend Court in Fort Wayne. D’Nique, brother of renowned vocalist Tasha Denae and an up and coming performer in his own right, participated in the “So You Think You Got Talent” competition on June 14 in Indianapolis and opened […]

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Law students group plans chili cook-off at Indiana Tech

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Black Law Students Association at Indiana Tech Law School is scheduled to host its first annual chili cook-off, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbot St. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12 and free for children under five. The participation fee to […]

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Poets to present work to public at Indiana Tech

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, in collaboration with the Auer Foundation, is scheduled to present SPEAK OUT, a night of poetry and spoken word expression, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17  in the Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater on the Indiana Tech campus, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Parking is free. An initiative of Student Life’s “Exploring Performance” […]

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Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

| November 12, 2014
Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: November 12-18 Edition

One dead, one critical in Coliseum Boulevard crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., Nov. 3, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Coliseum Blvd. in regards to a traffic accident with a party pinned in the wreckage. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and paramedics also responded to the scene […]

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Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014
Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

Irene M. (Coates) Cheeley, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born April 9, 1945 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Laverne Coates, Laval Coates, Vance Lamb, and Jason Lamb; sister, Lillian Underwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lamb. Service was Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at East Chestnut […]

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