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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

| June 26, 2015
White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of white supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a white female he was […]

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‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

| June 26, 2015
‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA “Most women say there is no greater pain than to bear a child, I say there is no greater pain than to bury one.”—Andrea Clark, founder, Mothers of Murdered Children DETROIT–Three Detroit youth were shot in one incident last month. One died. Two were critically wounded. Their ages […]

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AME church sponsors Indy trip to see award-winning Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

| June 25, 2015
AME church sponsors Indy trip to see award-winning Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

 FORT WAYNE—Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church is sponsoring a bus trip to Indianapolis to see the acclaimed Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in concert at 7 p.m., July 18 at the J.W. Marriott Ballroom in Indianapolis. As the renowned arts ensemble’s website explains, “Based in Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (BPCO) was formed […]

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6th Annual South Side Fest to celebrate positive changes on the city’s south side

| June 25, 2015
6th Annual South Side Fest to celebrate positive changes on the city’s south side

FORT WAYNE–On June 27, The Rescue Mission is scheduled to partner with area businesses and organizations to participate in Fort Wayne’s 6th Annual South Side Fest. Last year, The Rescue Mission launched its “Real Change, Not Spare Change” initiative at South Side Fest. The campaign is designed to help the community find ways to help […]

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All God’s Children: A unique daycare facility

| June 25, 2015
All God’s Children: A unique daycare facility

Andrenette Montgomery is the owner of All God’s Children Day Care Center that’s located at 2811 McCormick Ave.  Her hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and she can be reached via phone at (260) 426-0204 or by email at aleekids@gmail.com.  1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m […]

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Spotlight on Anthony Payne, new commander of American Legion Post 148—Part 1 of 2

| June 25, 2015
Spotlight on Anthony Payne, new commander of American Legion Post 148—Part 1 of 2

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Isn’t GOD awesome?  Of course HE is!  And, HE get’s even more awesome, when we can feel the love, beauty, joy and have some form of peace of mind from each other, it feels so goooood.  On that note, we bring to you this week’s spotlight so that you […]

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Browns celebrate 65 years of marriage

| June 25, 2015
Browns celebrate 65 years of marriage

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most venerable couples is scheduled to mark 65 years of love and holy matrimony this month. Waymon Brown Jr. and J. Synovia Weldon were married on June 23, 1950 in Benham, Ky. They will be celebrating their union of 65 years with a private celebration on June 28, 2015. The […]

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The legacy continues

| June 25, 2015
The legacy continues

FORT WAYNE—Come Join the Celebration was the theme of the Installation of Pastor Karen Staton, now receiving the mantle of senior pastor at Destiny Life Center Church, formally Victory Fellowship Church of God at 3601 Warsaw St.  Pastor Karen Staton’s brother, Warren Staton Jr. pastored for 14 years with church founders—his father, who passed away in […]

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Faith, nation must be based on accurate information

| June 25, 2015
Faith, nation must be based on accurate information

“For now, the prevailing question is not why, but how long?  It’s not the depth of distress that makes for weariness; it’s the duration thereof.  If I’m caught in the throes of pain and perplexity, I want to believe that my suffering will be temporary and transitory.  But if it lingers, if it stretches out, […]

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Don’t take your joy away!

| June 25, 2015
Don’t take your joy away!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The world is full of tragedy and sadness. The events of late have brought a damper to the overall psyche of most individuals with hearts of compassion. The calamity that I’m referring to and that brought tears to my eyes was that of the murdering of the nine individuals at […]

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