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Mary Morris: Retired but still committed to community service

| July 11, 2014
Mary Morris: Retired but still committed to community service

By Chief Condra Ridley On June 28 , 2014, the Oxford Community Association expressed their gratitude, love and respect for Mary Morris to honor her retirement from the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA). Well-wishers from all over Fort Wayne gathered at the McMillen Community Center to lift their voices in praise and thanks for Ms. […]

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Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

| July 11, 2014
Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

Bike trails a key issue for community health, well being By Eric D. Hackley Starting out today’s forum is a response from Edward Young. Pay close attention how the broader idea of “Black Unity” evolves and makes sense to be the centerpiece of a movement liberate ourselves from Willie Lynch Slave Mentality, being fat and […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 9-15 Edition

| July 11, 2014

One injured, one dead in shootings FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man […]

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Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

| July 11, 2014
Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

By Brenda Robinson The pending approval by the City Council of the firefighters most current contract causes a reflection of last month’s end of collective bargaining for city employees who are not firefighters are police officers. The vote, along party lines, with six Republican voting to overturn Mayor Tom Henry’s veto and three Democrats voting […]

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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014
Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Liberians really in response to Philly fire that took children’s lives

| July 11, 2014
Liberians really in response to Philly fire that took children’s lives

(GIN)—A Philadelphia church is calling the outpouring of support for the Liberian community “overwhelming” in light of the deaths of three four-year-olds and an infant during a fast-moving fire Saturday. The fatalities included twin sisters Maria and Marialla Bowah, and Patrick Sanyeah and Taj Jacque, who was not quite seven weeks old. Eight row houses […]

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Zambian president goes awol, leaving nation leaderless

| July 11, 2014
Zambian president goes awol, leaving nation leaderless

(GIN)—Three weeks ago, Zambian President Michael Sata was airlifted on a plane to Israel. Some reports had him in a coma and said he was receiving treatment for kidney disease at the Sheba Medical Center there. The flurry of rumors began to build, neither confirmed nor denied by Sata’s ruling party. “One minute we are […]

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South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

| July 11, 2014
South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

Courtesy of the South Side High School Reunion Committee, Class of 1989 FORT WAYNE—ROLL CALL!  Session is about to be back in.  The South Side High School Class of 1989 is scheduled to host their 25-year reunion Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in Fort Wayne. The schedule of events for the reunion includes: Friday, Aug. […]

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Spotlight on a successful Frost Illustrated Benefit Concert

| July 9, 2014
Spotlight on a successful Frost Illustrated Benefit Concert

This past Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the American Legion Post 148, we all came together, in the name of love, to help benefit Frost Illustrated.

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Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

| July 9, 2014
Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

Johnnie Mae Goldsby was born on March 27, 1923 in Browns, Ala., to the late William H. Dixie and Willa Lee (Glover) Dixie. She went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She retired from GE after many years of service. […]

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