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NAACP announces date for 69th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

| October 26, 2014
NAACP announces date for 69th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

The 69th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, sponsored by the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of NAACP, is scheduled for Nov. 7, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

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History Center announces events for November

| October 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A lecture on the Fort Wayne pilot Cap Cornish, Traders Days and the Festival of Gingerbread fill the events calendar for November at the History Center. Sunday, Nov 2, Ruth Ann Ingraham will deliver the George R. Mather Lecture and sign copies of her book “Cap Cornish, Indiana Pilot: Navigating the Century of Flight.” […]

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Links, Incorporated announces Candidates Forum viewing schedule for public access TV

| October 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, announce the dates for watching their Meet the 2014 Candidates Forum on Public Access TV. During this midterm election year, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated focused on “Engaging Allen County Citizens to Connect Voting to Issues in a Non-partisan Environment.”  Their 2nd Biennial Meet the Candidates Forum, showcases […]

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Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

| October 24, 2014
Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: It’s not everyday that one of our readers contact me to shine the spotlight upon a CEO of a hospital here in our city of Fort Wayne, Ind., and it happened so I was delighted—delighted enough to bring him to you. First, this is what someone […]

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Verizon scores second win for best ‘Overall Performance’ in Fort Wayne

| October 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Verizon won its second Overall Performance award from independent firm RootMetrics recently that covered a testing period of late September. RootMetrics tested wireless carrier performance in the Fort Wayne market for four days in late September, covering 654 miles and 24 indoor locations with a total of 18,525 tests. Verizon scored the highest for […]

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Brits to honor first black army officer to lead white troops into battle

| October 24, 2014
Brits to honor first black army officer to lead white troops into battle

(GIN)–The British Royal Mint has released the first image of a limited edition coin honoring Walter Tull, Britain’s first black army officer who died on the battlefield. The coin is worth five pounds. Tull, born in 1888, made history after enlisting in the army when the First World War broke out in 1914. He defied […]

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Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs announces community outreach events

| October 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be visiting eight Hoosier communities over the next several weeks, holding Community Outreach events that will offer veterans, active duty members and their dependents opportunities to connect with services and prospective employers. All events are free. To help organizers plan and staff each event, free registration can be accomplished […]

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Husband, wife performers destined for ‘A Lesson before Dying’

| October 23, 2014
Husband, wife performers destined for ‘A Lesson before Dying’

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin As some of you may or may not know, this journey called life is most intriguing.  And, I only mention this because I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing two marvelous actors who will be performing in Romulus Linney’s play “A Lesson before Dying” based on Ernest Gaines’ highly acclaimed novel. […]

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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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