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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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Watching the elections from abroad

| November 12, 2014
Watching the elections from abroad

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist JERUSALEM—On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in […]

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If I forgot your name… forgive me

| November 12, 2014
If I forgot your name… forgive me

 Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Although Spring is just around the corner, I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early Spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers. This plant was affectionately named, Forget-Me-Not, and was often […]

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With brooms, spatulas, ‘President for Life’ removed

| November 11, 2014
With brooms, spatulas, ‘President for Life’ removed

(GIN)–In a burst of pent-up anger, a youth-led movement overpowered the unpopular regime of Blaise Compaore of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, dashing hopes by the “President for Life” to extend his 27-year rule by another term and forcing his resignation. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many from Le Balai Citoyen (the Citizen’s […]

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South Africa veep orders eviction freeze, angering white landowners

| November 11, 2014
South Africa veep orders eviction freeze, angering white landowners

(GIN)–Announcing an immediate ban on legal and illegal farm evictions, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa set off a firestorm among the mostly white commercial farmers from the fertile Western Cape who threatened retaliation. Ramaphosa announced the freeze after an hours-long meeting with agricultural and farm labor representatives from the area. The talks are part of a […]

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When does one become ‘black enough?’

| November 11, 2014
When does one become ‘black enough?’

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school. Wilson evidently concluded that it would be beneficial to tarnish his squeaky-clean image so more fans and players could relate to him. But, now […]

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Liberian women say ‘no’ to Ebola madness with Twitter videos

| November 11, 2014
Liberian women say ‘no’ to Ebola madness with Twitter videos

(GIN)—“I am a Liberian, not a virus.” That’s the loud and clear message of a campaign launched online by a group of Liberian women who refuse to be shamed by thoughtless outbreaks of rejection and cruelty that link African people with the epidemic that has taken thousands of lives. “If I am Liberian, that doesn’t […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

Shooting suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Oct. 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department served an arrest warrant in the 1100 block of High Street in reference to a shooting which took place Oct. 23 in the 2900 block of Gay Street where a male victim was shot multiple times. Detectives and members with the Gang and […]

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Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

| November 5, 2014
Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Although I had my druthers about seeing “A Lesson Before Dying” because of the message and the manner in which a young African-American male is portrayed, I am glad I attended the play for the entire cast was exceptional! If you have yet to see it, pencil […]

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