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Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ brings many guffaws

| August 12, 2014
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ brings many guffaws

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Since Phillip Colglazier took the helm of the Civic Theatre as the executive/artistic director, the community has been treated to outstanding theatrical performances. Many times I have attended productions  such as: “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Piano,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “Dream Girls,” “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” […]

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African writers rip U.S. summit, asking ‘for whose benefit?’

| August 12, 2014
African writers rip U.S. summit, asking ‘for whose benefit?’

(GIN)—Charles Onyango-Obbo of The East African, a Kenyan daily, joined a growing number of writers and scholars questioning the aims of the U.S.-Africa Summit. Where, he asked, were the wives? “Africa’s Big Men but none of its Big Women made it to the meeting,” he observed in a wrap up of the ballyhooed three day […]

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Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. celebrates National Health Center Weekwith two free Community Health Fairs

| August 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. is scheduled to celebrate National Health Center Week with to free community health clinics this month. The times and dates for those health fairs are: • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 12 at the new Southeast Clinic at 3350 East Paulding Road, Fort Wayne St.; and • 9 a.m. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

| August 12, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A few weeks ago I talked about “Pure Religion.” This week, let’s talk about “Pure Ministry.” True story: I recently met up with a friend whom I worked with a few years back. He was a minister and a former teacher. He shared with me his story. Life has a […]

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Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act included in Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act

| August 12, 2014
Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act included in Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act

By Jo-Carolyn Goode Special to the NNPA from the Houston Style MagazineWASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 31, Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act (LAW) of 2014 was reintroduced as a part of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act. Congressman Al Green’s original LAW Act would require the federal minimum wage to be adjusted […]

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Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

| August 10, 2014

“…remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them” By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued […]

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Verizon Wireless names Lauren Love-Wright region president for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky

| August 10, 2014
Verizon Wireless names Lauren Love-Wright region president for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced the appointment of Lauren Love-Wright as president of its Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky Region. Love-Wright will be responsible for all sales, marketing, operations, financial performance and customer service in the three states. She previously served as retail director for the company’s Illinois/Wisconsin […]

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U.S. proposed wind farm riles ownwers of ‘ancsestral lands’

| August 10, 2014
U.S. proposed wind farm riles ownwers of ‘ancsestral lands’

(GIN)–A proposed U.S. wind farm in Kenya must first overcome objections by farmer David Kinyanjui who says the farm would desecrate ancestral land where his father and mother are both buried. Kinyanjui has joined other farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley who intend to fight the Kinangop wind farm–part of President Obama’s signature “Power Africa” plan […]

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Shut off pause

| August 9, 2014
Shut off pause

By Shea Howell Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—On July 21, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced a moratorium on water shut offs for 15 days. This announcement came after widespread outrage over their policy of aggressively shutting off the water to people who cannot afford to pay their bills. Mounting […]

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Ghana’s once golden economy plunges to ‘ground zero’

| August 9, 2014
Ghana’s once golden economy plunges to ‘ground zero’

(GIN)–Expectations of a windfall from the discovery of oil have been dashed by a weakening cedi, with ordinary citizens feeling the pinch. “Prices of ingredients in the market have been changing almost every month,” Anastancia Bokpe, who runs a restaurant in the east Legon suburb of the capital, complained to Reuters. “We are already in […]

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