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Community, camaraderie, Lelepali

| May 12, 2016
Community, camaraderie, Lelepali

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers On May 15, 1942, Edwin Lelepali came to Kalaupapa. He was 14 years old then, victim of a dread disease for which there was no cure at the time. Kalaupapa is an enclave on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, reserved for those who had leprosy and made famous by […]

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Ask Alma: We just buried Mama and my sister won’t talk to us

| May 12, 2016
Ask Alma: We just buried Mama and my sister won’t talk to us

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, We need advice. Recently our mom died and one of our sisters hasn’t spoken to us since. Reason being, my sister wanted Mama to be buried in her favorite dress. Let me clarify, I’m not talking about one of my mom’s dresses, I’m talking about a […]

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Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

| May 11, 2016
Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

FORT WAYNE—A long-time, respected person in the city’s business community recently passed on to glory. Rosemary Woods Atkins, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, at home. A native of Louisiana, Atkins moved to Fort Wayne in 1937 and was a graduate of Central High School. After high school, she went on to her her […]

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Kids and Teens Highlight Corner: Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Torch Club plans summer activities

| May 11, 2016
Kids and Teens Highlight Corner: Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Torch Club plans summer activities

Provided by Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne Courtesy of Frost Youth Affairs Editor Jeanie Sunmerville Mr. Chris Wallace is the staff leader of the Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne. As he explained: “I’ve seen Torch Club change kids. They open up, learn to communicate with peers and […]

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Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

| May 11, 2016
Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope all of you mothers had a fantastic Mother’s Day and that, your children showered your heart with love and made you feel as special as you truly are.  On that note, I’d like to introduce to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of […]

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Keep a healthy gut

| May 11, 2016
Keep a healthy gut

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The only time that we know we have a gut  is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh! There’s another time we know we have a gut. It’s when you look down and can’t see your knees. That’s really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of […]

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A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

| May 11, 2016
A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father:  the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]

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Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

| May 11, 2016
Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

Jonathan Andualem Michael “Smiles” Mortensen, eight, was taken Monday, May 2, 2016, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are […]

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Press freedom still a distant right in Africa

Press freedom still a distant right in Africa

(GIN)—At a U.N. sponsored conference in Helsinki last week, Unesco’s director general, Irina Bokova, described World Press Freedom Day as “one of the most inspiring moments on the global calendar…  a moment to shine light on the right to access and share information, and a moment to stand with all journalists to defend their safety.” […]

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Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

(GIN)—Banks that saw dollar signs in the developing economies of Africa are being blamed for a looming fiscal crash in Mozambique over so-called “tuna bonds.” Emblematic of the easy lending by western banks, 24 fishing boats meant to be a modern tuna fleet are gathering rust in the port of Maputo. The boats were paid […]

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