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Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

| September 11, 2014
Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

By Ron Scott Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. The cause of death was […]

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Black College Club plans trip to Howard U

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Area high school students and their parents have a special opportunity learn firsthand about the quality education and unique cultural and social amenities offered by one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black college or universities (HBCU). The Black College Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to conduct a trip to the renowned Howard […]

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Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

| September 11, 2014
Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

FORT WAYNE—V.M.L.E. Provision in collaboration with the RHITE Company LLC is scheduled to present a FREE Career Development Computer Training Program at the McMillen Community Center, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road. Classes for the 12-week course are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Dec. 19 at the center. […]

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Special education students bypass common obstacles

| September 11, 2014
Special education students bypass common obstacles

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A new law for special education students in Louisiana is making waves among parents, education officials and advocacy groups. The legislation, H.B. 1015, allows special education teachers to circumvent state standardized test requirements and assume sole authority to promote a student who has scored below proficiency, even up […]

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Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

| September 11, 2014
Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT —Dearborn resident Theodore Wafer was sentenced in Wayne Circuit Court Sept. 3 to a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride, who was unarmed, went to Wafer’s home Nov. 2, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., reportedly seeking help after an automobile […]

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Oil buyers flee Nigeria, leaving toxic spill cleanup

| September 11, 2014
Oil buyers flee Nigeria, leaving toxic spill cleanup

(GIN)—Angola’s crude oil is proving sweet to U.S. buyers who are snapping it up as fast as they are dropping purchases from Nigeria, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Breaking a 40-year record, crude oil exports from Angola to the U.S. are averaging around 116,000 barrels per day (bpd) since […]

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J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

| September 11, 2014
J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

Special to the NNPA to The Michigan Citizen James “J Dilla” Yancey, the late Detroit music producer whose stardom has grown globally since his passing in 2006, is headed toward enshrinement in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. , announced the news at the ninth annual “D.C. Loves Dilla” event on July 17. The legendary […]

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The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

| September 10, 2014
The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

By Mary Simpson, Edna Metoyer and Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—A sea of Royal Blue and White permeated Washington, D.C., from July 15 through July 20, 2014 created by 7,000 members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. This momentous occasion was due to Phi Beta Sigma […]

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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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