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Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

| January 25, 2016
Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

Father of former Mayor Paul Helmke served in numerous public posts FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its well-known political leaders last week. Walter Paul Helmke, 88, of Angola, Ind., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at his home on Lake James surrounded by three generations of descendants. Born […]

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‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

| January 25, 2016
‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

Voices of Unity mark beginning of new year with stellar performance By Stephanie C. Woodson, UNITY Alumna Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne, Indiana is known by many as “The City of Churches.” It is home to many places of worship, large and small, of various denominations. While there are many churches within our community, […]

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Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

| January 21, 2016
Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Again, this is not an attempt to proselytize or to shape your thinking regarding religion or spirituality. Rather, this is an attempt to delve into a subject that is often brought up among black folks and used to separate us instead of bring us together around practical economic/public […]

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LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

| January 21, 2016
LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers Ever thought of Lent as spring training for the soul? The odds are against it, I know, and I admit I’ve never thought of it that way. More important here and now, however, is the fact that Father Joe Breighner not only thought about it, but wrote about it, […]

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Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016
Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

| January 20, 2016
Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Just days ago, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day and as always, it was a wonderful experience with the MLK Club.  On that note, this week’s spotlight is a little different because he has a business that he said Dr. King would be proud of because he’s […]

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Emotional triggers

| January 20, 2016
Emotional triggers

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

| January 20, 2016
Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

Betty Lee Holley, 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Floyd Moore Jr., passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 6, 2016.

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World finance leaders huddle in Swiss hideout as inequality soars

| January 19, 2016
World finance leaders huddle in Swiss hideout as inequality soars

62 people control as much wealth as half the entire world (GIN)—As the world’s political and business elite head off to the World Economic Forum—held this week in a Swiss ski resort—activists from around the world are demanding that growing wealth inequality around the world must be stopped. The theme of this year’s gathering is […]

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Cobalt for smartphones reportedly mined by children in DRC

| January 19, 2016
Cobalt for smartphones reportedly mined by children in DRC

(GIN)—Children as young as seven haul cobalt for foreign companies operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mineral ends up in smartphones, cars and computers made by such brands as Apple, Microsoft and Vodafone, according to claims by Amnesty International in a new report. Children carrying back-breaking loads and working in intense heat […]

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