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Ethiopian police comb rubbish dump for landslide survivors

| March 14, 2017
Ethiopian police comb rubbish dump for landslide survivors

(GIN)—A giant landslide that crashed down on a landfill where hundreds of Ethiopians collected recyclables, killed upwards of 65 local area residents, including entire families and their children, officials said on Monday. The landslide on Saturday leveled more than 30 squatter homes at the Koshe dump site on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, according to […]

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Surplus food found for local groups with novel Nigerian computer app

| March 14, 2017
Surplus food found for local groups with novel Nigerian computer app

(GIN)—Nigerian-born Oscar Ekponimo was 11 when his family was struck by misfortune.  His father had a partial stroke, causing him to lose his job, and with it, the family income. “For the next three years we had little food in the house,” he recalled. “If we had one small meal at the end of the […]

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Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

| March 14, 2017
Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

FORT WAYNE—From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 31, a unique exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA), 311 E. Main St., is scheduled to close out its run with the Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser highlighting Fort Wayne residents who successfully have earned their second chance at employment and at life. […]

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Saving hearts, lives in African American community

| March 14, 2017
Saving hearts, lives in African American community

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening. During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a […]

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Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

| March 14, 2017
Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet—from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross—are rich, white and male. On Thursday, March 2, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke the mold with his swearing-in […]

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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017
Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

| March 14, 2017
Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of yours days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me that, as we travel […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017
Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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APRI invites high school seniors to apply for scholarship

| March 14, 2017
APRI invites high school seniors to apply for scholarship

FORT WAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will award up to $1,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means […]

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Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

| March 14, 2017
Standoff resolved after multi-county vehicle pursuit

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:28 p.m., Fort Wayne/Allen County communications was notified of a vehicle pursuit that was eastbound on U.S. 30 approaching Allen County. Syracuse, Indiana police officers, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies, and Whitley County deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  A Syracuse police officer tried to pull the vehicle over in […]

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