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True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

| July 25, 2014
True Love to hold garage, dinner sale

FORT WAYNE—True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 715 East Wallace St., is scheduled to host their Annual Garage Sale 9 a.m. until all items are gone, Aug 2 at the church. Garage sale items includes:  Babies, children, women and men clothings, electronics, housewares, furniture, shoes and toys. Also, the church will also offer catfish dinners and […]

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Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

| July 25, 2014
Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

FORT WAYNE—The 2014 Harambee Fest is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 2 in Weisser Park. Founded nearly two decades ago by the late Chief Elder Johanna Ice-Gold, the Harambee Festival is designed to bring African and African Americans together to share culture and history. The annual festival takes it’s […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014
Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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Niger jails protesters asking to see French mining contract details

| July 25, 2014
Niger jails protesters asking to see French mining contract details

(GIN)—Niger activists planning peaceful demonstrations during a recent visit of French President Francois Hollande found themselves in custody after police raided homes including that of Ali Idrissa, national coordinator of the Publish What You Pay coalition. The protestors were demanding to see the terms of a new uranium extraction contract between Niger and the French […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014
NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

| July 24, 2014
Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift black community

By Chelsea Jones Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Religious leader Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former mentor to President Barack Obama, urged Christians to unite and work together as the Body of Christ, during his speech at the 108th Annual Session […]

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GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014
GOP’s impeachment gambit

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

| July 24, 2014
Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

(GIN)—At an upcoming “Girl Summit” this week in London, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will speak out against a growing trend of young girls pushed to marry at 14 and then swiftly divorced, trapped in a cycle of child labor in order to send money to their parents in Ethiopia. The UK-based ODI will warn […]

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Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

| July 23, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

56-year-old woman found dead in apartment FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:56 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2440 Fairfield Ave., Regency House Apartments, in reference to a female that was found unresponsive inside an apartment. Officers and medics arrived on scene and located a female/adult, later identified as 56-year-old Audrey […]

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Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

| July 23, 2014
Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

(GIN)–A Pakistani teen who survived certain death from a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram. On the first leg of a three day visit, Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and her father, Ziauddin, spoke with some of the mothers, telling them […]

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