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Observe Fire Prevention Week

| October 9, 2017
Observe Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 8 starts Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness of fire safety. This year, I’d like to thank local apartment property managers who are helping reduce the number of fires in Allen County by making their properties smoke-free. In addition to the health benefits, there are many other reasons to go smoke-free. […]

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We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

| October 9, 2017
We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many […]

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NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

| October 8, 2017
NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

‘Glaring double standard’ CHICAGO—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are white males. The leader of the association, comprised of more than 200 black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when […]

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More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 8, 2017
More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old white man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more than 50 people were […]

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East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

| October 8, 2017
East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Street Church of Christ is accepting donations, such as household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items, for the victims who are affected by the hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that have been occurring across the United States. Items needed include: • Household cleaner; • Water; • Bleach wipes; • Toothpaste and toothbrushes; […]

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Pardon our error: Masonic leader misidentifid in photo

| October 8, 2017
Pardon our error: Masonic leader misidentifid in photo

In the article “Prince Hall Masons display African American legacy of unity, work, progress,” published in the September 27-October 10, 2017 print edition of Frost Illustrated, we published a picture mistakenly misidentifying a masonic leader as the  Honorable Most Worshipful Grand Master Ron E. Lewis. That was not a picture of the the Honorable Most […]

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ASK ALMA: My co-worker stole my idea. What should I do?

| October 7, 2017
ASK ALMA: My co-worker stole my idea. What should I do?

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, During a team meeting at work, I came up with an idea to better assist our members and increase membership. Later while sitting in my cubicle, our boss came over and complimented my co-worker on submitting such a great idea. I was shocked, I couldn’t believe he […]

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Spotlight on Angelica Robinson of Channel 15 News

| October 7, 2017
Spotlight on Angelica Robinson of Channel 15 News

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because for quite sometime, she’s been bringing us the News on Wane TV, Channel 15 and she’s doing a wonderful job getting to the point while showing some compassion—and, I like that.  So at this time, we bring her […]

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Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

| October 5, 2017
Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest […]

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ASK ALMA: I moved in with my boyfriend and his wife—now I’m pregnant

| October 5, 2017
ASK ALMA: I moved in with my boyfriend and his wife—now I’m pregnant

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, I really enjoy your column and I could really use some advice. I’ll try to keep this short. I had a long-term relationship and we broke up and he moved to a new state. After three years, we started talking again on Facebook and then one thing […]

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