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Crime and Safety Report: October 22-28 Edition

| October 23, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: October 22-28 Edition

Man shot dead behind Broadway Grill FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:16 a.m., Oct. 12, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Broadway Grill located at 1420 Broadway in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located a male victim lying on the ground outside to the rear of […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

| October 23, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

By the Rev. Lakeya Chase The opening lines to the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s National mass choir song entitled “Bend don’t break” begins like this: “No matter what it takes, bend don’t break. You can make it through grace and faith, trust and wait, Jesus is coming and he won’t be late.” Do you […]

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Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

| October 22, 2014
Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

The Rev. Roy Lee Ayers, 76, completed his journey on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 21, 1938, in Huntsville, Ala., he was a son of the late James and Narella Ayers. Roy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was an active member […]

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A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| October 22, 2014
A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist, it does just that. For the heart to run efficiently, […]

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Eviction plan in cards for Zimbabwe’s landless poor

| October 22, 2014
Eviction plan in cards for Zimbabwe’s landless poor

(GIN)–President Robert Mugabe’s land reform initiative turned lives upside down in the year 2000 and now upside down again as the settlers who moved onto lands that white farmers once owned now find themselves facing eviction by the same government. About eight million hectares of farmland owned by 3,000 white farmers in 1999 are now […]

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Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

| October 22, 2014
Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

  Editor’s note: The following article is being reprinted to correct information. The date of the concert at American Legion Post 148 is Nov. 8. Look for a profile on Art “Turk” Burton in an upcoming edition of Frost Illustrated. FORT WAYNE—The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture is scheduled to present a […]

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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014
Banks are now robbing people

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Film project designed to show real, positive black male images

| October 21, 2014

As a 35-year-old black man in America, I must admit, I have become complacent in feeling that the scales of equality have been balancing out. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Alfred Wright, Michael Brown and so many others, have taught me that there is still work to be done. As a filmmaker, I […]

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‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

| October 21, 2014
‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

(GIN)–With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok last April, the Nigerian government took the audacious step this week of announcing a truce with the alleged kidnappers and a possible date for their return. The surprise announcement claimed that since a meeting […]

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