Recent Articles

Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014
Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

Tyisha M. Eldridge, 35, departed from this life on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born on Aug. 8, 1979. She was a coordinator at the Y.M.C.A. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Theron A. Smith III; daughter, Akyia K. Smith; parents, Thurman W. Eldridge Sr. and Yolanda James; fiance, Theron A. Smith Jr.; […]

Read More

Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

Man uses stolen credit cards to buy computer equipment FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 26, this unknown subject (male black in black t-shirt) in this surveillance photo allegedly used stolen credit card information of two different victims at two different stores in Fort Wayne to purchase mini i-Pads.  The stores were the Meijer’s on Maysville Road and […]

Read More

Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

| September 24, 2014
Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

By Charlene Muhammad and Walter Umrani Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call NEW ORLEANS–The family of a 22-year-old black man, their attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Sept. 4, expressing outrage and refuting claims by police that Victor White III committed suicide while handcuffed in back of a police […]

Read More

It Is Well With My Soul to host voting forum

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Election Day is fast approaching, Tuesday, November 4. What do we know about who votes in Fort Wayne? Who are our eligible voters, registered voters, actually voting by race/ethnicity in Fort Wayne? What is the history of redistricting and resulting demographics? What are some of the interesting historical election outcomes (i.e. close counts)? Why […]

Read More

Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans, Indians in America

| September 23, 2014

By Sandip Roy Special to the NNPA via New America Media It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the store owner, Andy Patel, […]

Read More

America’s criminal justice problem

| September 23, 2014
America’s criminal justice problem

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable– or not “loitering,” or riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or spitting on the street, or walking through parks after dark, or–my particular […]

Read More

HealthVisions to offer free flu shots

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—HealthVisions of Fort Wayne in partnership with The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne Inc., Walgreens, and the Prevention Clinic-2 is scheduled to present  a Free Flu Shots program, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 25 at Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bower Ave. No one will be turned away. For more information or to register […]

Read More

AARP to hold monthly meeting Oct. 2

| September 23, 2014
AARP to hold monthly meeting Oct. 2

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Fred Taube, a volunteer counselor from SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is scheduled to answer Medicare questions and […]

Read More

Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

| September 23, 2014
Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

By Jeanie Summerville What.s up, babies? Isn’t GOD awesome? Of course HE is! This week’s spotlight is a little different, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better. Reason being, so all of you can feel the love, the compassion, the hope and the beauty of forgiveness from […]

Read More

St. John schedules Women Day event

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to host a Women Day service starting with 9 a.m. Sunday School and continuing at 10:15 Sunday morning service, Sept. 28. The scheduled guest speaker is Mrs. Mary. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call St. John Missionary Baptist Church […]

Read More